Streitberger Placebo Needle Set
for Sham Acupuncture. Each set containing: ● 100 Streitberger Placebo-needles (0.30 x 30 mm) ● 100 asia-med Special Nr. 16 (0.30 x 30 mm) ● 200 Rings for placebo-needles ● 1 set
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The placebo needle was developed Dr. Konrad Streitberger specifically for scientific research into acupuncture and its effects.

The Streitberger placebo needle was introduced in the Lancet in 1998 and has since been validated in a variety of studies; the best method for a randomised, placebo-controlled, single-blind study.

  • Streitberger K, Kleinhenz J.: Introducing a placebo needle into acupuncture research. Lancet 352 (1998): 364-365

The placebo needle is manufactured by asiamed.

A set of Streitberger Placebo needles includes:

Suitable plasters from Steri-Strip™ 3M (12 x 50 mm) can be ordered separately.

Product details

The ideal placebo needle:

  1. Looks like a real acupuncture needle
  2. Appears to penetrate the skin like a real acupuncture needle
  3. Can be applied at real acupuncture points
  4. Convinces the patient with its »non-interchangeability« in its application

A detailed assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of practical application can be found in:

  • McManus CA, Schnyer RN, Kaptchuk TJ, et al: Sham acupuncture devices - practical advice for researchers. Acupuncture in Medicine 2007;25(l-2):36-40
    (PubMed ID: 17641566)
Brand/Manufacturer asia-med
Needle Type Non-invasive
Needle Material Steel needle - non-coated
Guide Tube Without guide tube
Blister-/Sterile-Packaging 1 p. blister
Diameter Needle (mm/Gauge) 0.30 / Gauge 8
Length (mm/inch) 30 mm / 1.2"
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