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Protocol: Testing the Relevance of Acupuncture Theory in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain in the Upper Trapezius Muscle.

Abstract A protocol for a prospective single-blind parallel four-arm randomized placebo-controlled trial with repeated measures was designed to test the effects of various acupuncture methods compared with sham. Eighty self-selected participants with myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle were randomized into four groups. Group 1 received acupuncture to a myofascial trigger point (MTrP) in the upper trapezius. Group 2 received acupuncture to the MTrP in addition to relevant distal points. Group 3 received acupuncture to the relevant distal points only. Group 4 received a sham treatment to both the MTrP and distal points using a deactivated acupuncture laser device. Treatment was applied four times within 2 weeks with outcomes measured throughout the trial and at 2 weeks and 4 weeks posttreatment. Outcome measurements were a 100-mm visual analog pain scale, SF-36, pressure pain threshold, Neck Disability Index, the Upper Extremity Functional Index, lateral flexion in the neck, McGill Pain Questionnaire, Massachusetts General Hospital Acupuncture Sensation Scale, Working Alliance Inventory (short form), and the Credibility Expectance Questionnaire. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures were used to assess the differences between groups.
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Authors

Mayor MeshTerms

Acupuncture Therapy

Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

Keywords

acupuncture

algometer

shoulder

trapezius

trigger point

Journal Title journal of acupuncture and meridian studies
Publication Year Start




PMID- 28254107
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DA  - 20170303
DCOM- 20170313
LR  - 20170313
IS  - 2093-8152 (Electronic)
IS  - 2005-2901 (Linking)
VI  - 10
IP  - 1
DP  - 2017 Jan
TI  - Protocol: Testing the Relevance of Acupuncture Theory in the Treatment of
      Myofascial Pain in the Upper Trapezius Muscle.
PG  - 67-74
LID - S2005-2901(16)30225-4 [pii]
LID - 10.1016/j.jams.2016.11.007 [doi]
AB  - A protocol for a prospective single-blind parallel four-arm randomized
      placebo-controlled trial with repeated measures was designed to test the effects 
      of various acupuncture methods compared with sham. Eighty self-selected
      participants with myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle were randomized
      into four groups. Group 1 received acupuncture to a myofascial trigger point
      (MTrP) in the upper trapezius. Group 2 received acupuncture to the MTrP in
      addition to relevant distal points. Group 3 received acupuncture to the relevant 
      distal points only. Group 4 received a sham treatment to both the MTrP and distal
      points using a deactivated acupuncture laser device. Treatment was applied four
      times within 2 weeks with outcomes measured throughout the trial and at 2 weeks
      and 4 weeks posttreatment. Outcome measurements were a 100-mm visual analog pain 
      scale, SF-36, pressure pain threshold, Neck Disability Index, the Upper Extremity
      Functional Index, lateral flexion in the neck, McGill Pain Questionnaire,
      Massachusetts General Hospital Acupuncture Sensation Scale, Working Alliance
      Inventory (short form), and the Credibility Expectance Questionnaire. Two-way
      analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures were used to assess the
      differences between groups.
CI  - Copyright (c) 2017 Medical Association of Pharmacopuncture Institute. Published
      by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
FAU - Elsdon, Dale S
AU  - Elsdon DS
AD  - School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney,
      Australia. Electronic address: [email protected]
FAU - Spanswick, Selina
AU  - Spanswick S
AD  - School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney,
      Australia.
FAU - Zaslawski, Chris
AU  - Zaslawski C
AD  - School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney,
      Australia.
FAU - Meier, Peter C
AU  - Meier PC
AD  - School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney,
      Australia.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20170119
PL  - Korea (South)
TA  - J Acupunct Meridian Stud
JT  - Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies
JID - 101490763
SB  - IM
MH  - *Acupuncture Therapy
MH  - Analysis of Variance
MH  - Humans
MH  - Myofascial Pain Syndromes/*therapy
MH  - *Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
MH  - Superficial Back Muscles/*physiopathology
MH  - Surveys and Questionnaires
MH  - Treatment Outcome
OTO - NOTNLM
OT  - acupuncture
OT  - algometer
OT  - shoulder
OT  - trapezius
OT  - trigger point
EDAT- 2017/03/04 06:00
MHDA- 2017/03/14 06:00
CRDT- 2017/03/04 06:00
PHST- 2016/06/16 [received]
PHST- 2016/11/30 [revised]
PHST- 2016/11/30 [accepted]
AID - S2005-2901(16)30225-4 [pii]
AID - 10.1016/j.jams.2016.11.007 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2017 Jan;10(1):67-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2016.11.007. 
      Epub 2017 Jan 19.

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