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Table 3 The types and frequency of acupuncture interventions

From: The quality of Cochrane systematic reviews of acupuncture: an overview

Acupuncture Intervention n (%)
Traditional acupuncture with/without additional stimulation
 Traditional acupuncture 45 (88.2)
 Electric acupuncture 17 (33.3)
 Warm acupuncture 4 (7.8)
 Non-acupoint acupuncture 3 (7.5)
 Pyonex 1 (2)
Other acupoint stimulation
 Scalp needles 8 (15.7)
 Dermal needle 2 (3.9)
 Face acupuncture 1 (2)
 Tongue acupuncture 1 (2)
 Ear acupuncture 14 (27.5)
Non-penetrated acupoint stimulation
 Acupressure 16 (31.4)
 Surface electrical stimulation 3 (5.9)
 Laser needle 16 (31.4)
 Magnetic needle 3 (5.9)
 Moxibustion 9 (17.6)
Other stimulations
 Acupoint injection 3 (5.9)
 Embedding 2 (3.9)
 Acupoint bloodletting 1 (2)
 Intradermal needling 1 (2)