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Table 2 Results of the patient sample with no more than 35°. The improvement of surface rotation (decrease) was highest after real (verum) acupuncture and statistically significant. The improvement of lateral deviation (decrease) was highest after real (verum) acupuncture, however statistically not significant.

From: Acupucture in the treatment of scoliosis – a single blind controlled pilot study

n = 15 Average Difference Standard Deviation p
Surface Rotation [L] 0,01 1,1 0,96
Lateral Deviation [L] 0,29 2,6 0,67
Surface Rotation [S] 0,04 0,9 0,87
Lateral Deviation [S] 0,01 2,2 0,99
Surface Rotation [R] 0,78 1,3 0,04
Lateral Deviation [R] 1,23 3,1 0,13