Hui Li, Tian He, Qian Xu, Zhe Li, Cun-Zhi Liu, Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing 100010, China
Hui Li, Yan Liu, Fang Li, Bo-Feng Yang, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China
Author contributions: Li H wrote the initial draft and revised the manuscript; He T and Xu Q revised the initial manuscript; Li Z, Liu Y and Yang BF conducted the literature review; Li F edited the language; Liu CZ contributed to the overall focus and content and helped revise the paper; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81222050 and No. 81303122; Beijing Natural Science Foundation, No. 7144215; Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals Clinical Medicine Development of Special Funding Support, No. ZYLX201412; financially supported by 973 Program under Grant, No. 2014CB543203.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have no conflict of interest related to the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Cun-Zhi Liu, Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University, No. 23 Meishuguanhou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 14, 2015
Peer-review started: January 16, 2015
First decision: March 10, 2015
Revised: March 26, 2015
Accepted: May 4, 2015
Article in press: May 4, 2015
Published online: July 21, 2015