Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Treating Postlaparoscopic Surgery Shoulder Pain with Acupuncture

Table 5

Acupuncture point selection according to TCM syndrome.

SyndromeKey point

PhlegmPc5—a key point that was used every time that phlegm was diagnosed.
St 40, Tw10, Liv 2, Gb 40—one or two points where combined depending on the TCM syndrome
HeatLi 11, St 40, Liv 2, Gb 40, Sp 6, Kid 2.
Blood and Qi stagnationLi4, Liv 3, Pc 6, Pc 7, Sp 10.
DampnessLu 5, Sp 9, Sp 6, Sp 3.
Blood and Qi deficiencySt 36, St 37, St 38, St 39, Sp 6, Liv 3, Liv 4, Sp, Sp 10.

The number of points chosen in each treatment ranged from four to eight.