Remote influences of acupuncture on the pain intensity and the amplitude changes of endplate noise in the myofascial trigger point of the upper trapezius muscle.

@article{Chou2009RemoteIO,
  title={Remote influences of acupuncture on the pain intensity and the amplitude changes of endplate noise in the myofascial trigger point of the upper trapezius muscle.},
  author={Li-Wei Chou and Yueh-Ling Hsieh and M J Kao and C Z Hong},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={
          905-12
        }
}
  • L. Chou, Y. Hsieh, +1 author C. Hong
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Medicine
  • Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
OBJECTIVE To investigate the remote effect of acupuncture on the pain intensity and the endplate noise (EPN) recorded from a myofascial trigger point (MTrP) of the upper trapezius muscle. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING University hospital. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=20) with active MTrPs in upper trapezius muscles and no experience in acupuncture therapy. INTERVENTIONS Patients were divided into 2 groups. Those in the control group received sham acupuncture, and those in the… Expand
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