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Use acupuncture to relieve perimenopausal syndrome: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

  • Ying Li1,
  • Hui Zheng1,
  • Qianhua Zheng1,
  • Ling Zhao1,
  • Erqi Qin1,
  • Yu Wang1, 2,
  • Qian Zeng3,
  • Huabin Zheng3,
  • Yu Zhao4,
  • Wei Sun1,
  • Xiaoxia Zhang1,
  • Zhishun Liu5 and
  • Baoyan Liu5Email author

DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-198

Received: 9 January 2014

Accepted: 15 May 2014

Published: 30 May 2014

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Original Submission
9 Jan 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Apr 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Min Li
12 May 2014 Author responded Author comments - Baoyan Liu
Resubmission - Version 3
12 May 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
15 May 2014 Editorially accepted
30 May 2014 Article published 10.1186/1745-6215-15-198

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Authors’ Affiliations

Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
General Hospital of Chengdu Military Region of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army
First Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chengdu Integrated TCM & Western Medicine Hospital
Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences