Submitted for Publication: July 21, 2011; final revision received October 31, 2011; accepted December 14, 2011.
Author Contributions: Drs Suh, Taw, and Wang had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Suh, Taw, Nguyen, and Wang. Acquisition of data: Suh, Wu, Taw, and Wang. Analysis and interpretation of data: Suh, Wu, Nguyen, and Wang. Drafting of the manuscript: Suh, Wu, Nguyen, and Wang. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Suh, Wu, Taw, Nguyen, and Wang. Statistical analysis: Wu. Obtained funding: Taw. Administrative, technical, and material support: Suh, Taw, Nguyen, and Wang. Study supervision: Suh, Taw, Nguyen, and Wang.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by an Academic Senate grant from UCLA.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Triological Society; April 30, 2011; Chicago, Illinois.
Additional Contributions: Ka-Kit Hui, MD, provided expert advice during the initial discussion of this study. Jun-Liang Yu, LAc, and Fei Sun, LAc, helped with providing treatment for our study patients.