Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Acupoint Embedding of Polyglactin 910 Sutures in Patients with Chronic Pain due to Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial

Figure 1

Diagram for acupoint embedding instruments, operations, and data collection. (a) Acupoint embedding needle. (b) PGLA sutures. (c) Schematic of the acupoint embedding of the PGLA. (d) Data collection and operation flow. SAE, sham acupoint embedding group; MAPE, middle-layer (the semispinalis capitis muscle layer) PGLA embedding group; DAPE, deep-layer (the multifidus muscle layer) PGLA embedding group; 1w, 1 week; 2w, 2 weeks; 3w, 3 weeks; 4w, 4 weeks; 10w, 10 weeks.

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