From: Deqi sensations without cutaneous sensory input: results of an RCT
Occurrence of deqi^{i)} | Intensity of deqi^{ii)} (± SD) | Laser assumed to be active^{iii)} | Correct identifications^{iii)} | |
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verum laser (n = 34) | 47/102 | 2.34 ± 2.34 | 12/34 | 12/34 |
sham laser (n = 34) | 50/102 | 2.49 ± 2.36 | 15/34 | 17/34 |
p-value | 0.67 | 0.71 | 0.45 | 0.21 |
day 1 n = 34 | 55/102 | 2.39 ± 2.45 | 17/34 | 15/34 |
day 2 n = 34 | 42/102 | 2.46 ± 2.22 | 10/34 | 14/34 |
p-value | 0.07 | 0.69 | 0.18 | 0.84 |
acupuncture-experienced n = 17 | 53/102 | 3.24 ± 2.65 | 14/34 | 12/34 |
acupuncture-naïve n = 17 | 44/102 | 1.43 ± 1.37 | 13/34 | 17/34 |
p-value | 0.21 | 0.0002 | 0.97 | 0.14 |
convinced n = 14 | 44 | 2.23 ± 1.80 | 13/28 | 12/28 |
not convinced n = 20 | 53/120 | 2.57 ± 2.72 | 14/40 | 17/40 |
p-value | 0.25 | 0.72 | 0.30 | 0.91 |