Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 2

Changes in SST at three acupuncture points between groups at 5-minute intervals. p 5th min: the 5th min of rest after cupping therapy. Note: +ANCOVA was used to compare groups’ difference after adjustment of baseline differences. ++Friedman test was used to compare the difference within group. .

Measurement indicesMean (SEM)Friedman test
Baseline5 min10 minp 5th min++

SI 15
 Cupping30.68 (0.51)31.33 (0.45)32.18 (0.46) 32.82 (0.53) 14.0400.003
 Resting30.99 (0.57)30.72 (0.58)30.78 (0.57)30.89 (0.59)3.3670.338
  11.91532.68448.949
  +0.0110.0010.001
GB 21
 Cupping30.62 (0.50)31.09 (0.61)32.08 (0.71)32.72 (0.62) 14.0400.003
 Resting30.71 (0.42)30.57 (0.50)30.61 (0.47)30.60 (0.45)1.6530.647
  16.9308.54822.729
  +0.0040.0220.002
LI 15
 Cupping29.39 (0.39)29.78 (0.42)30.70 (0.47) 31.12 (0.78)11.8800.008
 Resting29.65 (0.37)29.56 (0.40)29.65 (0.43)29.64 (0.46)0.1200.989
  9.00728.72624.828
  +0.0200.0010.002

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