acupuncture on woman's backInteresting study comparing individualized acupuncture using Chinese Medicine patterns versus a protocol.  No difference.  Here is the standardized protocol.  Notice, NO ELECTRO. Abstract here.   Article here.

 Only body-needle acupuncture without electrical stimulation was allowed. Standardized acupuncture used the following points: (1) local points Bl 23, 24, and 25 and (2) distant points Bl 40, Bl 60, Gb 34, and K 3 in each session on both sides of the body.