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References

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* Han SH, Hur MH, Buckle J, et al. Effect of Aromatherapy on Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea in College Students: A Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2006;12:535-541.

* Henley DV, Lipson N, Korach KS, Bloch CA. Prepubertal Gynecomastia Linked to Lavender and Tea Tree Oils. N Engl J Med. 2007;356:479-485.

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* Shin BC, Lee MS. Effects of Aromatherapy Acupressure on Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain and Motor Power in Stroke Patients: A Pilot Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2007;13:247-252.

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