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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2009, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (8): 797-799.doi: 10.3736/jcim20090818

Special Issue: Acupuncture & Moxibustion

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A summary of studies in countries other than China on acupuncture in anesthesia and for postoperative complications

Wen-li Wanga,Wei-dong Shenb   

  1. a Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,Dongnan Hospital,Luwan District of Shanghai,Shanghai 200023,China
    b Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shuguang Hospital» Shanghai University 〇£ Traditional Chinese Medicine» Shanghai 200021, China;
  • Received:2009-03-03 Accepted:2009-04-30 Online:2009-08-20 Published:2009-08-15
  • Contact: Wei-dong Shen

Key words: Acupuncture, Anesthesia, Nausea and vomiting, Review

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