Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Effect of Acupuncture on Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Table 1

Standards for reporting intervention in clinical trials of acupuncture (2010).

Acupoint rationale
 (1) Meridian theory in the principles of traditional Chinese medicine
 (2) Bilateral Jingming (BL1) and Qiuhou (EX-HN7)
Details of needling
 (1) Apply the seeds of the “Wang Bu Liu Xing” that is one of the Chinese herbs to the both sides of the skin surface of BL1 and EX-HN7
 (2) Acupuncture needles inserted into both BL1 and EX-HN7 acupoints
 (3) Electroacupuncture apply to both BL1 and EX-HN7
Treatment regimen
 (1) The seeds of the “Wang Bu Liu Xing,” acupuncture and electroacupuncture intervention 20 minutes at a time, twice a week for two consecutive weeks
 (2) The frequencies of stimulus were 6 Hz; the intensity of stimulus was minimal visible muscle twitch in the electroacupuncture stimulation
Comparator interventions
 (1) No herbs, moxibustion, cupping, massage, exercise, dietary advice, or lifestyle modification
Practitioner background
 (1) The licensed traditional Chinese medicine doctor with over 540 h of acupuncture training and at least 10 years acupuncture clinical practice
Control intervention
 (1) The seeds of the “Wand Bu Liu Xing” on the both sides of the skin surface of BL1 and EX-HN7