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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 401914, 20 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/401914
Review Article

Acupoint Catgut Embedding for Obesity: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

1School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina and Rehabilitation, Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kunming 650500, China
2School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610075, China
3Yunnan Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kunming 650021, China

Received 8 May 2015; Accepted 16 July 2015

Academic Editor: Mariangela Rondanelli

Copyright © 2015 Taipin Guo 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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