Table 2.

What Was Acupuncture Like?

ExperiencePatientParent
Positive or pleasant, eg, relaxing20 (67%)25 (60%)
Negative or unpleasant, eg, scary4 (13%)3 (7%)
Other/neutral, eg, strange6 (20%)14 (33%)
Total30 (100%)42 (100%)
  • * Of the 47 families interviewed, 30 patients and 42 parents responded to this item. In some cases (eg, older adolescents), parents deferred to the patient; in other cases, the patient (often a younger or more shy child) wanted the parent to answer.