Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Paradoxes in Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Moving Forward

Figure 1

Components of acupuncture treatments broken down into nonspecific versus specific nonneedling versus needling. Specific components refer to aspects of acupuncture treatments that are characteristic of traditional acupuncture practice, as opposed to nonspecific generic components that are present in other types of treatments (See Box 2).