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Table 1 Framework of the acupuncture point prescription

From: Effect of acupuncture for methadone maintenance treatment patients: study protocol of a randomized clinical trial

Acupuncture points Description
GV21: Qianding (Sishen-I) On the head, 3.5 B-cun superior to the anterior hairline, on the anterior median line.
GV19: Houding (Sishen-II) On the head, 5.5 B-cun superior to the posterior hairline, on the posterior median line.
GV20: Baihui On the head, 5B-cun superior to the anterior hairline, on the anterior median line.
Sishen-III On the head, 1.5cun left lateral to the anterior median line and at the same level as GV20.
Sishen-IV On the head, 1.5cun right lateral to the anterior median line and at the same level as GV20
EX-HN3:Yintang On the head, between the right medial end of the eyebrow and the left one.
Dingshen-I On the head, directly 0.5cun superior to EX-HN3
GB14: Yangbai On the head, 1B-cun superior to the eyebrow, directly superior to the centre of the pupil.
Dingshen-II On the head, directly 0.5cun superior to left GB14
Dingshen-III On the head, directly 0.5cun superior to right GB14
HT7: Shenmen On the anteromedial aspect of the wrist, radial to the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the palmar wrist crease.
PC6: Neiguan On the anterior aspect of the forearm, between the tendons of the palmaris longus and the flexor carpi radialis, 2B-cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.
PC8: Laogong On the palm of the hand, in the depression between the second and third metacarpal bones, proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints.
  1. Note: The prescribed acupoints come from the WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region
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