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Table 2 Details of intervention

From: Effect of acupuncture on lung cancer-related fatigue: study protocol for a multi-center randomized controlled trial

 Intervention groupControl group
AcupointsGV20, GV29, CV12, CV6, CV4, LI4, LR3, SP6, ST36GV20, GV29, CV12, CV6, CV4, LI4, LR3, SP6, ST36
Depth of insertionGV20, GV29, LI4, LR3 10 mmNo insertion
CV12, SP6, CV6, CV4, ST36 30 mm
Needle typeSteel needle (Wuxi Jiajian Medical Co. Ltd. Wuxi, China)Blunt-tip needle (Streitberger placebo-needle)
Needle sensationWith de-qi sensationWithout de-qi sensation
Electric stimulationNeedle on bilateral ST36 connected to SDZ-III Electronic Acupuncture Treatment Instrument (Hwato, China). with electric pulse at a frequency of 2.5 Hz and an intensity of 45 mANeedle on bilateral ST36 connected to SDZ-III Electronic Acupuncture Treatment Instrument (Hwato, China). without electric pulse
Frequency and durationTwice per week for 6 weeksTwice per week for 6 weeks