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Table 1 Schedule of treatments and outcome measurements throughout the five-week randomized controlled trial

From: Acupuncture in subjects with cold hands sensation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Baseline Treatment period Follow-up period
Week 0 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Measurement VAS   
Blood perfusion   
Frequency and duration of cold hands episodes   
HRV   
Treatment Medication    
Acupuncture    
  1. HRV: Heart rate variability, VAS: visual analogue scale.