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Table 1 Details of adverse events of eye acupuncture for pain conditions

From: Eye acupuncture for pain conditions: a scoping review of clinical studies

Study (pain condition) Groups Adverse events
Zhou J 2008 [107]
(migraine)
I: eye acupuncture
C1: eye acupuncture + body acupuncture
C2: body acupuncture
I: —
C1: fainting (2, 6.7%)
C2: fainting (1, 3.3%)
He Y 2012 [41]
(acute goutyarthritis)
I: eye acupuncture
C: body acupuncture
I: dizziness, chest distress, nausea (1, 3.4%)
C: —
Zhang XF 2012 [102]
(migraine)
I: eye acupuncture
C1: eye acupuncture + body acupuncture
C2: flunarizine hydrochloride
I: fainting (1, 3.3%)
C1: fainting (1,3.3%)
C2: dizziness (1, 3.3%)
Zhang JY 2008 [99]
(acute gouty arthritis)
I: eye acupuncture
C: Chinese herbal medicine + Indomethacin
I: abdominal discomfort (1, 3.6%)
C: abdominal discomfort (3, 10.3%)
Hu YL 2011 [42]
(primary dysmenorrhea)
I: eye acupuncture
C: ibuprofen
I: —
C: dizziness, headache, rash, nausea, vomit (9, 18%)
Chu CL 2015 [33]
(menstrual headache)
I: eye acupuncture + Chinese herbal medicine
C: Chinese herbal medicine
I: diarrhea (3, 9.4%); ecchymoma (1, 3.1%); nausea (1, 3.1%)
C: fainting (1, 3.1%); diarrhea (1, 3.1%); ecchymoma (4, 12.5%)
Wang Y 2012 [86]
(post-hemorrhoidectomy pain)
I: eye acupuncture
C: bucinperazine injection
I: analis edema (2, 4.2%); urinary retentron (1, 2.1%); nausea (1, 2.1%)
C: analis edema (1, 2.1%); urinary retentron (2, 4.2%); nausea (2, 4.2%)
  1. T treatment group, C control group