The Streitberger Placebo-needle is exclusively manufactured by asia-med.
The placebo-needle was developed by Dr. med. Konrad Streitberger.
looks like a real acupuncture needle
appears as though the skin is being penetrated, even though it is
can be applied at an acupuncture point
is convincing to the patient
Streitberger Placebo-needle is indistinguishable from a real acupuncture
needle and validated, it is the best placebo control for a single-blind
randomized clinical trial (RCT) of acupuncture.
set of Streitberger Placebo-needles consists of:
100 Streitberger placebo-/sham-needles (0.30 x 30 mm / (Gauge 8 x
verum acupuncture needles asia-med Special No. 16 (0.30 x 30 mm /
(Gauge 8 x 1.2")
for use of the Streitberger placebo-needles
See for practical advice:
McManus CA, Schnyer RN, Kong J, Nguyen LT, Hyun Nam B, Goldman R,
Stason WB, Kaptchuk TJ: Sham acupuncture devices - practical advice
for researchers. Acupuncture in Medicine 2007;25(l-2):36-40.