Pain, Part 4 of 6
Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006, 6:20
Title: Vibratory stimulation increase the electro-cutaneous sensory detection and pain thresholds in women but not in men
Authors: Dahlin, Lund, Lundeberg, Molander
Conclusions: Although this study conformed that electro-vibratory stimulation is useful at treating pain, the beneficial effects were surprisingly limited only to women.
Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 19, 153-158.
Title: Vibratory stimulation compared to placebo in alleviation of pain.
Authors: Lundeberg, T., Abrahamsson, P., & Haker, E. (1987).
Conclusions: In a double-blind crossover trial using a vibrator and a "placebo unit” vibratory stimulator on 72 patients to study the placebo effect with chronic pain syndromes, it was determined that 48% of the patients reported pain relief using the real vibrator and 34% reported relief using the placebo vibrator.