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Table 3 Treatment sites for thread-embedding acupuncture in the abdominal area of the human body

From: Efficacy and safety of thread embedding acupuncture for chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled pilot trial

  Localization    
Muscle Skeleton Direction of insertion Needle length Number of pieces inserted
Rectus abdominis Transverse insertion 60 mm 2 pieces
Iliacus Anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) Oblique insertion 40 mm 2 pieces
Inguinal ligament Anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) Oblique insertion 60 mm 2 pieces
Iliopsoas Lesser trochanter of the femur Transverse insertion 40 mm 2 pieces
Rectus abdominis Transverse insertion 60 mm 1 pieces
Rectus abdominis Pubis Transverse insertion 60 mm 2 pieces
Total 11 pieces