A psychophysical analysis of acupuncture analgesia

  title={A psychophysical analysis of acupuncture analgesia},
  author={Donald D. Price and Amir Rafii and Linda R. Watkins and Bruce B Buckingham},
A psychophysical analysis of acupuncture analgesia was carried out in which low back pain patients made visual analogue scale (VAS) responses both to their chronic pain and to different levels of experimental heat pain (5 sec exposures to 43-51 degrees C) before and after electroacupuncture. VAS (sensory) responses to chronic pain, direct temperature matches to chronic pain, and VAS (sensory) responses to experimental pain were reduced in an internally consistent manner 1-2 h after treatment… CONTINUE READING


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