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Immediate fasting blood glucose response to electroacupuncture of ST36 versus CV 12 in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: randomized controlled trial

Ali Mohamed Ali Ismail
1
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Alshaymaa Shaaban Abd El-Azeim
2

1.
Department of Physical Therapy for Cardiovascular/Respiratory Disorder and Geriatrics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
2.
Basic Science Department, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Family Medicine & Primary Care Review 2021; 23(4): 437–441
Online publish date: 2021/12/30
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