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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 324360, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/324360
Research Article

Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation Improves the Postoperative Quality of Recovery and Analgesia after Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

1Department of Anesthesiology, The Shengli Clinical Medical College of Fujian Medical University and Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou 350001, China
2Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou 350001, China

Received 15 December 2014; Accepted 12 January 2015

Academic Editor: Anwar-Ul-Hassan Gilani

Copyright © 2015 Yusheng Yao 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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