Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Randomized Comparison of the Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncture, Massage, and Tachibana-Style-Method on Stiff Shoulders by Measuring Muscle Firmness, VAS, Pulse, and Blood Pressure

Table 1

The conclusion of the examination result.

IndicatorsAc versus MaAc versus T-RMa versus T-R

The muscle firmness on the treated sideNS **(T-R) **(T-R)
The muscle firmness of untreated areaNSNS *(T-R)
VASNSNS *(T-R)
PulseNSO (T-R)NS
Systolic blood pressureNSNSNS
Diastolic blood pressureNSNSNS
The body temperature at the spot on the treated side *(Ma)NS *(Ma)
The body temperature at the spot on the untreated sideNSNSNS

*: significant difference by Scheffe’s test .
**: significant difference by Scheffe’s test .
O: significant difference by Turkey-Kramer method .
NS: no significant difference.
Ac: Acupuncture; Ma: Massage; T-R: Tachibana-Ryojutsu.

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