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Table 2 Summary of treatment points and other information related to treatment

From: Moxibustion for ulcerative colitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

First author (Year) [ref], Country Treatment points Rationales Adverse events
Wen
(2003)[16]
China
Fixed points: (10 points: A and B were alternately treated)
A) CV12, CV6, ST36
B) BL25, ST25, ST37
Possible additional points(individualized):
Spleen and stomach deficiency-BL20; Damp heat accumulation-CV9;
Liver stagnation and spleen deficiency-BL18, BL20;
Spleen and kidney yang deficiency-BL23, CV4
TCM theory and
modern scientific evidence
n.r.
Wu
(1999)[17]
China
Fixed points: (10 points: A and B were alternately treated)
A) CV12, CV6, ST36
B) BL25, ST25, ST37
Possible additional points(individualized):
Spleen and stomach deficiency-BL20; Damp heat accumulation-CV9;
Liver stagnation and spleen deficiency-BL18, BL20;
Spleen and kidney yang deficiency-CV4; Constipation-KI15; Pyemia(severe)-SP1
Medicinal cake consist of:
Moxibustion Group I-Aconiti Lateralis Radix Preparata, Cinnamomi Cortex Spissus, Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix, Carthami Flos, Aucklandiae Radix, Coptidis Rhizoma, etc.
Moxibustion Group II-Santali Albi Lignum, Syzygii Flos, Bomeolum, Zanthoxyli Fructus, etc.
TCM theory and
clinical experiences
n.r.
Ding
(2009) [18]
China
Fixed points: (8 points)
BL13, BL20, BL23, BL25
TCM theory n.r.
Wang
(2006)[19]
China
Fixed points: (1 point)
CV8
TCM theory, previous studies
and anatomical features
n.r.
Zhou
(2003)[20]
China
Fixed points: (12 points: A and B were alternately treated)
A) CV12, ST25, ST36, BL20, BL26
B) CV12, ST25, ST36, BL23, GV4
A), B): alternately every day
TCM theory None
  1. TCM: Traditional Chinese Medicine; n.r.: not reported