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Table 3 Adverse events occurred in at least 5% of subjects in either group a

From: A pilot controlled trial of a combination of dense cranial electroacupuncture stimulation and body acupuncture for post-stroke depression

Event n-CEA (n = 20) DCEAS (n = 23)
Fatigue 8 (40.0) 11 (47.8)
Needling-induced discomfort 6 (30.0) 7 (30.4)
Headache 6 (30.0) 4 (17.4)
Dizziness 1 (5.0) 4 (17.4)
Nausea 2 (10.0) 1 (4.3)
Vomiting 0 2 (8.7)
Depression deterioration 2 (10.0) 3 (13.0)
Movement disorder 3 (15.0) 5 (21.7)
Sweating 1 (5.0) 1 (4.3)
Palpitation 1 (5.0) 5 (21.7)
Insomnia 3 (15.0) 6 (26.1)
Hypersomnia 2 (10.0) 8 (34.8)
  1. aThere were no significant differences in any adverse event between the two groups, as examined with Fisher Exact test.
  2. DCEAS dense cranial electroacupuncture stimulation, n-CEA non-invasive cranial electroacupuncture.