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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 672508, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/672508
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Analyzing the Study of Using Acupuncture in Delivery in the Past Ten Years in China

1Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
2Clinical and Cognitive Sciences Research Group, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, Salford Royal Hospital, University of Manchester, Salford M6 8HD, UK
3Third Department of Neurology, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China

Received 26 September 2013; Accepted 31 December 2013; Published 13 February 2014

Academic Editor: Xiaoke Wu

Copyright © 2014 Yingru Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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