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Table 2 Comparisons of the intensity of De-Qi sensations among the three groups

From: Effectiveness and cerebral responses of multi-points acupuncture for primary insomnia: a preliminary randomized clinical trial and fMRI study

Sensations S-Acu group (HT-7) M-Acu group (HT-7, GV-20 and SP-6) N-Acu group (sham point) P
soreness 1.74 ± 0.76 2.02 ± 0.77 1.93 ± 0.74 0.223
numbness 1.74 ± 0.69 1.91 ± 0.68 1.79 ± 0.68 0.526
heaviness 2.74 ± 0.76 2.98 ± 0.80 2.77 ± 0.78 0.318
warmth 1.51 ± 0.74 1.58 ± 0.79 1.47 ± 0.74 0.773
cold 0.74 ± 0.76 0.63 ± 0.72 0.70 ± 0.74 0.766
sharp pain 2.74 ± 0.76 2.93 ± 0.80 2.86 ± 0.74 0.526
dull pain 2.56 ± 0.67 2.65 ± 0.65 2.58 ± 0.66 0.794
  1. S-Acu group single acupoint group, M-Acu group multi-acupoints group, N-Acu group non-acupoint group