Interesting study comparing individualized acupuncture using Chinese Medicine patterns versus a protocol. No difference. Here is the standardized protocol. Notice, NO ELECTRO. Abstract here. Article here.
Only body-needle acupuncture without electrical stimulation was allowed. Standardized acupuncture used the following points: (1) local points Bl 23, 24, and 25 and (2) distant points Bl 40, Bl 60, Gb 34, and K 3 in each session on both sides of the body.