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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Characteristics of Intervention

First Author (year)Needle type / Depths of insertionAcupointsRetention timeTreatment session & period
1. Cheng (2018)13)Unclear / 0.9∼1.5 寸SP10, ST34, EX-LE4, ST35 (=EX-LE5), ST36No retention3 times per a week / 4 weeks continued
2. Hu (2017)14)Unclear / 15∼25 mmST32, EX-LE4, ST35 (=EX-LE5), GB34, SP9, ST34, SP10, GB33, ST3630 min.Once per 2 days / 15 times for a session / 1 session
3. Gan (2017)15)0.8 mm×50 mm / 1.5 cmAshi point, EX-LE4, ST35 (=EX-LE5)No retention (BC 10 min.)Once a day & a day rest after 6 days for a session / 4 sessions
4. Chen (2016)16)Unclear / 0.1 cmGB33, ST34, Ashi point, SP10, EX-LE4, ST35 (=EX-LE5)No retention (BC 5∼10 min.)Once per 2 days & 3 times per a week / 14 days for a session / 1 session
5. Zheng (2016)17)0.35 mm×25 mm / 5∼10 mm (GB34, ST36, etc.) & 3∼5 mm (EX-LE4, ST35 (=EX-LE5), etc.)Ashi point, EX-LE4, ST35 (=EX-LE5), GB34, SP10, ST34, EX-LE2, ST36+aNo retentionOnce per 2 days & 10 days for a session (2 days rest after a session) / 2 sessions
6. He (2014)18)0.4 mm×35 mm / 0.3∼0.5 cmST34, SP10, EX-LE2, ST35(=EX-LE5), EX-LE4, GB34, ST36, Ashi pointNo retentionOnce per 2 days & 3 times per a week / 4 weeks continued
7. Tang (2014)19)0.5 mm×(25∼30 mm) / 0.5 cmAshi point, GB34, ST34, SP10, EX-LE4, ST35 (=EX-LE5)+aNo retentionTwice per a week / 8 weeks continued
Korean J Acupunct 2019;36:104-14 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2019.012
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