Table 1

Rationales in clinical trials of acupuncture

Proportion having a rationale


All (N = 79)

67%

Objectives

Analgesia (n = 36)

69%

Nausea/vomiting (n = 8)

62%

Stroke (n = 3)

0%

Other (n = 32)

72%

Findings (positive) (n = 61)

69%

Intervention

Needles (n = 64)

67%

Other (n = 15)

67%

Country

Asian (n = 19)

74%

Non-Asian (n = 60)

65%

Funding source

None reported (n = 34)

65%

NIH (n = 11)

64%

German insurance (n = 4)

50%

Other (n = 30)

73%

Journal type

Acupuncture (n = 17)

59%

CAM (n = 8)

62%

Medical (n = 54)

70%


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