Table 1: Sample characteristics: specified for the left versus the right GB34 acupuncture group.

GroupLeft ()Right ()P value

Age54.9 ± 2.4356.58 ± 2.960.39
Gender5 males/5 females6 males/6 females
Asian (%)100%100%
Edinburgh Handedness InventoryRight 95 ± 5.00%Right 100 ± 0%
Total deqi score13.00 ± 4.0716.82 ± 3.820.50
 Aching scoreMedian 0, range 0~4Median 0, range 0~50.39
 Dull pain scoreMedian 0, range 0~3Median 0, range 0~50.76
 Soreness scoreMedian 0, range 0~4Median 0, range 0~50.56
 Warm scoreMedian 0, range 0~5Median 0, range 0~40.56
 Cold scoreMedian 0, range 0Median 0, range 0~20.51
 Tingling scoreMedian 4.5, range 0~6Median 5, range 2~70.86
 Throbbing scoreMedian 0, range 0~5Median 0, range 0~40.86
 Sharp pain scoreMedian 0, range 0~7Median 1, range 0~70.35
 Heaviness scoreMedian 0, range 0~7Median 0, range 0~50.47
 Numbness scoreMedian 0, range 0~5Median 0, range 0~40.70
 FullnessMedian 0, range 0~7Median 0, range 0~40.56
 Deep pressure scoreMedian 0, range 0~4Median 0, range 0~50.35

Data are mean ± SEM or median, range.