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Table 5 Pairwise meta-analysis of of reduction of Ig E

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 5 0.06 (− 0.33, 0.46) 69 0.01
MA VS WA 1 − 0.73 (− 2.47, 1.02)
MA VS AM 2 − 0.31 (− 0.83, 0.21) 7 0.3
MA VS FA 1 − 0.15 (− 0.87, 0.57)
MA VS MA + FA 1 − 0.29 (− 1.01, 0.43)
WA VS CM 4 0.49 (− 0.25, 1.22) 94  < 0.00001
WA VS AM 1 1.34 (− 0.72, 3.40)
WA VS EA 1 − 0.1 (− 0.61, 0.41)
Mox VS CM 1 0.33 (− 0.11, 0.78)
CM VS MA + CM 1 − 0.55 (− 1.00, − 0.11)
CM VS AM 1 − 0.55 (− 1.12, 0.01)
CM VS EA 1 − 0.36 (− 0.77, 0.02)
FA VS FA + AM 1 − 0.16 (− 0.87, 0.56)
  1. Italic value indicates significant difference
  2. MA manual acupuncture, EA electroacupuncture, WA warm acupuncture, FA fire acupuncture, Mox moxibustion, AM Acupuncture-Moxibustion, CM conventional medicine