Point injection as an alternative acupuncture technique - an exploratory study of responses in healthy subjects

British Medical Acupunture Society
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Acupuncture in Medicine, 2007, 25 (4), pp. 166 - 174
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Point injection as a therapeutic technique is well documented, but its [hysiological effects have not been foprmally compared with traditional acupuncture. One aim of this study was to compare the effects of te two techniques at one acupuncture point, as a step towards understanding the mode of action of point injection and validating its clinical use. A second aim was to explore whether repeated point injection at the same site might provide a way of increasing the dose of stimulation, in the hope that identifying a dose response curve wjhich could be an alternative strategy to placebo control in demonstrating the biological effects of acupuncture.
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