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Table 1 Acupuncture-induced sensations to EA stimuli in the AC and PC groups

From: Pain and sensory detection threshold response to acupuncture is modulated by coping strategy and acupuncture sensation

Sensations AC group PC group P-value
Aching 5.73 ± 1.55 4.49 ± 2.02 0.32
Soreness 4.41 ± 2.00 3.17 ± 2.64 0.10
Deep pressure 6.06 ± 1.52 5.40 ± 2.06 0.26
Heaviness 6.06 ± 1.75 5.63 ± 2.34 0.52
Fullness 4.65 ± 2.47 4.83 ± 2.45 0.80
Tingling 4.41 ± 2.09 4.03 ± 2.72 0.62
Warmth 2.70 ± 2.17 1.67 ± 1.67 0.07
Cold 1.94 ± 1.39 1.90 ± 2.05 0.94
Numbness 4.76 ± 2.05 4.10 ± 2.62 0.37
Dull pain 4.94 ± 1.56 4.40 ± 2.59 0.44
Throbbing 3.59 ± 1.84 3.13 ± 2.57 0.52
Sharp pain 3.18 ± 1.33 2.80 ± 2.01 0.49
Spread 4.41 ± 1.94 4.83 ± 2.45 0.55
MASS Index (MI) 6.60 ± 0.91 6.23 ± 1.65 0.39
  1. AC: Active coping group, PC: Passive coping group. Data are shown as μ ± σ.