Factors that influence the applicability of sham needle in acupuncture trials: two randomized, single-blind, crossover trials with acupuncture-experienced subjects.

@article{Tsukayama2006FactorsTI,
  title={Factors that influence the applicability of sham needle in acupuncture trials: two randomized, single-blind, crossover trials with acupuncture-experienced subjects.},
  author={Hiroshi Tsukayama and Hitoshi Yamashita and Tomoaki Kimura and Kuniharu Otsuki},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={346-9}
}
OBJECTIVES In recent years the retractable type of sham needle has been anticipated to be a possible solution for masking patients in acupuncture research. However, this needle has been intended mainly for acupuncture-naïve subjects. The authors' goal in this study was to assess the validity of the retractable type of sham needle. METHODS The authors conducted two randomized, single-blind, crossover trials with acupuncture-experienced subjects. Different acupuncture points were used in each… CONTINUE READING

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