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Table 1 Muscles treated in the two trigger point acupuncture groups

From: Effects of acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia: A preliminary randomised controlled trial

Muscle Group A Group B
Sternocleidomastoideus 5* 5
Trapezius 6 5
Pectoralis major 5 5
Quadratus lumborum 4 4
Erector spinae 6 5
Gluteus medius 5 4
Hamstrings 4 3
Other 5 4
  1. *number of the patients of which the indicated muscle was stimulated with the acupuncture needle (summation of these numbers is not equal to the total number of the participants because of duplicated counting)