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Table 3 Pairwise meta-analysis of of reduction of TNSS

From: Acupuncture methods for allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and bayesian meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Comparison Number SMD (95% CI) I2 (%) p
MA VS CM 8 0.28 (− 0.25,0.81) 87  < 0.00001
WA VS CM 2 0.12 (− 0.19,1.33) 87 0.006
Mox VS CM 3 1.03 (0.37,1.09) 82 0.28
CM VS MA + CM 1 − 3.30 (− 2.29, − 4.31)
MA VS MA + CM 1 − 1.47 (− 0.74, − 2.21)
MA VS SA 2 1.05 (− 0.45,2.56) 92 0.0003
  1. Italic values indicate significant difference
  2. MA manual acupuncture, WA warm acupuncture, Mox moxibustion, SA sham acupuncture, CM conventional medicine