AcuTrials

Efficacy of Chinese acupuncture on postoperative oral surgery pain

Item

Title

Efficacy of Chinese acupuncture on postoperative oral surgery pain

Date

1995

volume

79(4)

pages

423-428

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Near Verum Acupoint Control
Non Penetrating Sham, Electrical
Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical
Pain, Postoperative
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Sham Acupoint Control
Unspecified Acupuncture Style
Stomatognathic Diseases

Abstract

One of the challenges of acupuncture research is designing appropriate control groups. To address this problem, after surgical third molar extractions 19 patients were randomly assigned to an acupuncture group (n = 11) or a placebo acupuncture group (n = 8). The length of time for reaching moderate pain and pain intensity after oral surgery were recorded by standard patient self-report. The results indicated that subjects treated with acupuncture reported longer pain-free duration times (mean, 181 versus 71 minutes; p < or = 0.046) and experienced less pain intensity than those who received placebo acupuncture. This study provides a model for an acupuncture control that could examine the placebo effect in clinical acupuncture research

Frequency of Treatment

N/A

Time in Treatment

1 Day

has health condition studied

Stomatognathic Diseases

has study population number

19

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