AcuTrials

Superficial acupuncture in the relief of chronic low back pain

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Title

Superficial acupuncture in the relief of chronic low back pain

Date

1983

volume

65(1)

pages

44-46

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

A single-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of superficial acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain was carried out by comparing 8 patients treated by acupuncture with 9 patients treated by placebo. In all five measures of efficacy chosen for study the acupuncture group achieved better responses than the placebo group; four of the five inter-group differences were statistically significant. In addition, an overall mean for all five measures combined showed significant superiority of acupuncture over placebo

Frequency of Treatment

1/WK

Time in Treatment

10 Weeks

has health condition studied

Back Pain

has study population number

17

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