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Is acupuncture “stimulation” a misnomer? A case for using the term “blockade”

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201313:68

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-68

Received: 5 January 2013

Accepted: 19 March 2013

Published: 25 March 2013

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Original Submission
5 Jan 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Jan 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yi-Hung Chen
4 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Helene Langevin
3 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Morry Silberstein
Resubmission - Version 3
3 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
19 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
25 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-13-68

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Science & Engineering, Curtin University