Validating a new non-penetrating sham acupuncture device: two randomised controlled trials.

@article{Park2002ValidatingAN,
  title={Validating a new non-penetrating sham acupuncture device: two randomised controlled trials.},
  author={Jongbae Park and Adrian White and Clare Stevinson and Edzard Edzard Ernst and Martin W. James},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          168-74
        }
}
For clinical trials of acupuncture, it would be desirable to have a sham procedure that is indistinguishable from the real treatment, yet inactive. A sham needle has been designed which telescopes instead of penetrating the skin. The Park Sham Device involves an improved method of supporting the sham needle and requires validation. The objective of these studies was to test whether the sham procedure using the new device was 1) indistinguishable from the same procedure using real needles in… CONTINUE READING

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