AcuTrials

A controlled trial of the theory of acupuncture in musculoskeletal pain

Item

Title

A controlled trial of the theory of acupuncture in musculoskeletal pain

Journal Publication

Date

1978

volume

5(2)

pages

121-124

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

We carried out a randomized trail compraing acupuncture done in theoretically correct [appropriate] and incorrect [inappropirate] locations for chronic musculoskeletal pains in various sites. Throughout the trial, neither the patient, nor the assessor, nor the acupuncturist, knew if the site of the acupuncture was appropriate to the patient's symptoms according to acupuncture theory. Although 60% had reduced pain after three treatments, there was no significant difference between the treatments. Our findings, while not disproving the value of acupuncture, do not support the theory that certain specific points must be needled to relieve specific areas of pain

Frequency of Treatment

N/A

Time in Treatment

N/A

has health condition studied

Pain

has study population number

193

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