Table 1

Stress levels of 19 professionals before and after traditional Chinese acupuncture

VariableNMeanSDMinimumMaximump Value*
Before acupuncture1920.68.92370.0011
After acupuncture1913.68.2129
  • Data are scores on the Lipp's inventory of stress symptom scale. Scores of ≥7 indicate harmful stress levels (alert phase) and ≥20 indicate severe stress levels (exhaustion phase).

  • *By Student's t-test (before vs after acupuncture).