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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