Manual acupuncture for analgesia during electromyography: a pilot study.

@article{Smith2005ManualAF,
  title={Manual acupuncture for analgesia during electromyography: a pilot study.},
  author={Matthew J. Smith and Henry C Tong},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={86 9},
  pages={1741-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the analgesic effect of acupuncture for needle electromyography and to validate a sham acupuncture needle. DESIGN Randomized, double-blinded, controlled study. SETTING University-based electrodiagnostics laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-one subjects referred for electrodiagnostic evaluation. INTERVENTIONS Before the electromyography examination, either real acupuncture needles or telescopic sham needles were applied. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Visual analog scale of… CONTINUE READING