Acupuncture, pain Hegu Acupuncture
Alternative and Complementary Medicine
This study examines the impact of acupuncture treatment in comparison to non-acupuncture treatment on multiple facets of pain. All studies included met inclusion criteria in which patients were to have experienced some sort of pain before treatment. After being informed of the procedure, each study’s participants were assigned to a control group or a treatment group in order to test the true effect on pain. After gathering data from each of the studies, it was necessary to standardize the data for comparison. It was found that the overall effect of acupuncture reduced pain in the participants. However, Hegu acupuncture compared to other types of treatment seemed to have the greatest reducing effect in pain.
Phan, Stacie. "Effects of Acupuncture versus Non-Acupuncture Treatment on Pain." The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research 16 (2015): 36-44. Web. [date of access]. <http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/ur/vol16/iss1/8>.