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Table 2 Survey responses by country in respect of pain characteristics

From: Perception of Deqi by Chinese and American acupuncturists: a pilot survey

Summary of responses Dull pain Throbbing Sharp pain
n %pooled n %pooled n %pooled
Deqi vs. Not deqi       
  Deqi 31 91.2 12 57.1 3 12.0
  Not deqi 3 8.8 9 42.9 22 88.0
Beneficial vs. Harmful       
  Beneficial 23 95.8 6 40.0 6 25.0
  Harmful 1 4.2 9 60.0 18 75.0