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Table 1 Location of acupoints in electro-acupuncture group

From: Evaluating the efficacy and safety of electro-acupuncture in patients with antipsychotic-related constipation: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Acupoints Location
Obligatory acupoints Tianshu (ST25) On the upper abdomen, 2 cun lateral to the center of the umbilicus
Fujie (SP14) On the lower abdomen, 1.3 cun inferior to the center of the umbilicus, 4 cun lateral to the anterior median line
Quchi (LI11) On the lateral aspect of the elbow, at the midpoint of the line connecting LU5 with the lateral epicondyle of the humerus
Zhigou (TE6) On the posterior aspect of the forearm, midpoint of the interosseous space between the radius and the ulna, 3 cun proximal to the dorsal wrist crease
Shangjuxu (ST37) On the anterior aspect of the leg, on the line connecting ST35 with ST41, 6 cun inferior to ST35
Adjunct acupoint for heat pattern Hegu (LI4) On the dorsum of the hand, radial to the midpoint of the second metacarpal bone
Adjunct acupoint for Qi stagnation pattern Taichong (LR3) On the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second metatarsal bones, in the depression distal to the junction of the bases of the two bones, over the dorsalis pedis artery
Adjunct acupoint for deficient pattern Zusanli (ST36) On the anterior aspect of the leg, on the line connecting ST35 with ST41, 3 cun inferior to ST35
  1. One “cun” is defined as the width of the interphalangeal joint of patient’s thumb