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Journal of Integrative Medicine: Volume 11, 2013   Issue 6,  Pages: 422-427

DOI: 10.3736/jintegrmed2013055
Case Report
Integrative techniques using acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, diet, and supplements for polycystic ovary syndrome: a case report
Dagmar Ehling (Oriental Health Solutions, LLC., Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA E-mail: dehling@orientalhealthsolutions.com)
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Ehling D. Integrative techniques using acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, diet, and supplements for polycystic ovary syndrome: a case report. J Integr Med. 2013; 11(6): 422-427.
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