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Research Article

Does Acupuncture Needling Induce Analgesic Effects Comparable to Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Controls?

Table 1

Absolute values of pressure pain detection thresholds after each of the interventions during the five-minute observation interval. All values are presented as mean (SD). NPSA: nonpenetrating sham acupuncture, DNIC: diffuse noxious inhibitory control.

baseline0 minutes2 minutes5 minutes

Acupuncture298.9 (111.7)364.1 (143.7)367.4 (143.4)357.9 (135.9)
NPSA298.9 (111.7)353.2 (135.3)350.6 (133.4)349.9 (135.6)
DNIC test298.9 (111.7)467.0 (169.7)388.6 (147.4)361.2 (142.2)

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