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Acupuncture with Stainless Steel vs Silver Needles at Different Temperatures for Acute Low Back Pain

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May 2022

Acupuncture with Stainless Steel vs Silver Needles at Different Temperatures for Acute Low Back Pain

Vol: 234| Issue: 2| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Comparing the efficacy of two different temperature stimulation in warm acupuncture on acute low back pain: A randomized controlled trial

Integr Med Res. 2022 Mar; 11(1): 100748.

Contributing Authors:
T Li S Wang K Cheng L Sun D Jin S Zhang Z Yang Z Huang

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Synopsis

159 patients with acute low back pain were randomized to receive 3 weeks of warm acupuncture therapy using silver needle at a stronger heat stimulation level (above 43°C) or stainless steel needle at a weaker heat stimulation level (above 40°C). The primary outcome of interest was the modified Oswestry Disability Index (mODI). Secondary outcomes of interest included average pain, three physical si...

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