Remote Therapeutic Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Treating Myofascial Trigger Point of the Upper Trapezius Muscle

@article{Chou2011RemoteTE,
  title={Remote Therapeutic Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Treating Myofascial Trigger Point of the Upper Trapezius Muscle},
  author={Li-Wei Chou and Yueh-Ling Hsieh and Hsin-Shui Chen and C Z Hong and M J Kao and Ting-I Han},
  journal={American Journal of Physical Medicine \& Rehabilitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={90},
  pages={1036–1049}
}
  • L. Chou, Y. Hsieh, +3 authors Ting-I Han
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the remote effect of acupuncture (AcP) on the pain intensity and the irritability of the myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. Design: Forty-five patients were equally divided into three groups: patients in the placebo control group received sham AcP, those in the simple needling group were treated using simple needling, and those in the modified AcP received AcP with the rapid “screwed in and out” into multiple sites to elicit local… Expand
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