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Table 5 Minor adverse events reported by patients in the acupuncture group

From: Acupuncture for pain and osteoarthritis of the knee: a pilot study for an open parallel-arm randomised controlled trial

Type of acupuncture - related minor adverse event reported Number of events Did the patient discontinue treatment?
Feeling faint 1 No
Unacceptable bruising 1 No
Worsening of existing symptoms with subsequent improvement 1 No
Worsening of existing symptoms with no subsequent improvement 1 No
Forgotten needle 1 No
Migraine 1 No
Pain at needle site 1 No
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