H. P. Ogal, S. Duennes, H. F. Herget
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Justus -Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany
Experimental pain stimuli (32 per test person) were set in 42 test persons at the upper calcaneus edge, and pain reduction was checked intra-individually by using the following variations of treatment
– Acupuncture YNSA basis-point D
– Acupuncture at the classical point Xiaochangshu = urinary bladder 27 (u.b. 27)
– Acupuncture at the placebo point of the head (Falsum point)
– Acupuncture at the placebo point of the hip (Falsum point)
Evaluation of the data as well as a statistical investigation using a bi-factoral variance analysis with repeated measurements of 2 respectively 1 factor yielded following results:
There are highly significant differences concerning pain reduction through the YNSA basis-point D and the acupuncture at the classical point u.b. 27 (p<0.0007).
There are highly significant differences concerning the verum and the placebo treatment (p<0.0006). Further hypothesis of controlling the experimental design were tested.
On the whole, the investigation shows that there is a marked difference between the acupuncture of the YNSA basis-point D and the classical acupuncture u.b. 27 with regard to pain reduction with experimental stimuli at the calcaneus.
These differences are significant.
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