78 There Has Been Little Systematic Investigation Of Which Components Of An Acupuncture Session May Be Important For Any Therapeutic Effect, Including Needle Placement And Depth, Type And Intensity Of Stimulation, And Number Of Needles Used.

In.ether.Ards,.sham'.r.placebo' acupuncture generally produces the same effects as 'real' acupuncture and, in some cases, does better.” 77 A 2013 meta-analysis found little evidence that the effectiveness of acupuncture on pain compared to sham was modified by the location of Acupuncture hearing the needles, the number of needles used, the experience or technique of the practitioner, or by the circumstances of the sessions. 78 The same analysis also suggested that the number of needles and sessions is important, as greater numbers improved the outcomes of acupuncture compared to non-acupuncture controls.

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