Author: Yang Y, Wang LP, Zhang L, Wang LC, Wei J, Li JJ, Sun YL.
Yang Y, Wang LP, Zhang L, Wang LC, Wei J, Li JJ, Sun YL.
Conference/Journal: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.
Date published: 2013
Other: Volume ID: 2013 , Pages: 329392 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1155/2013/329392. , Word Count: 73
De qi is a core concept of acupuncture and is necessary to produce therapeutic effect. In 2010, de qi has been received as a term in the official extension of the CONSORT Statement. However, there are few articles that discuss which factors have influences on obtaining de qi in clinical trials. This paper aims to explore these factors and give advice on trial design in order to optimize de qi in acupuncture RCTs.