Figure 22 depicts Pain Intensity (VAS score) - Intermediate-term post-treatment. On the left is a chart with three headings--Study Name, Acupuncture & Other (with subheads N and Mean (SD)), and Other (with subheads N and Mean (SD)). On the right is another head, Difference in means and 95% CI, with a chart with a horizontal line at the bottom with the numbers, left to right, -10.00, -5.00, 0.00, 5.00, 10.00. A vertical line runs up from 1 with bullets on bars representing the numbers in the studies. On the upper left of that chart are the words Favors Acupuncture & Other with an arrow pointing left, and on the upper right of the chart are the words Favors Other with an arrow pointing right. The results, left to right, are: Leibling et al. 2001--33--3.1 (1.8)--31--4.4 (2)-- -1.40 (-2.33, -0.47); Yeung et al. 2003--26--3.5 (2.2)--26--5.3 (2.3)-- -1.81 (-3.03, -0.59); Pooled--59--blank--57--blank-- -1.55 (-2.29, -0.81). On the bottom left of the figure are the words Heterogeneity: Chi 2(superscript) = 3.8, df = 1(P = 0.05); I 2(superscript) = 73.9%.

Figure 22Pain intensity (VAS score) – Intermediate-term post-treatment

From: 3, Results

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