The Japanese Version of the Massachusetts General Hospital Acupuncture Sensation Scale: A Validation Study

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Nishiwaki, Masako ; Takayama, Miho ; Yajima, Hiroyoshi ; Nasu, Morihiro ; Kong, Jian ; Takakura, Nobuari (2017)
  • Publisher: Hindawi
  • Journal: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM, volume 2,017 (issn: 1741-427X, eissn: 1741-4288)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2017/7093967, pmc: PMC5476963
  • Subject: Other systems of medicine | Research Article | RZ201-999 | Article Subject

Acupuncture sensations are considered essential in producing the treatment effect of acupuncture. The Massachusetts General Hospital Acupuncture Sensation Scale (MASS) is a frequently used scale in acupuncture research to measure acupuncture sensations. We translated th... View more
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