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Table 3 Round 2: selection of acupuncture points during the stimulation phase of the cycle

From: Using a Delphi consensus process to develop an acupuncture treatment protocol by consensus for women undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment

Acupuncture points Responders nā€‰=ā€‰16 Strongly agree % (n) Agree % (n) Disagree % (n) Strongly disagree % (n) Missing Data % n
Point selection individualised 25.0 (4) 37.5 (6) 18.7 (3) 0.0 18.7 (3)
Innervation areas close to ovaries/uterus 62.5 (10) 18.7 (3) 12.5 (2) 0.0 6.2 (1)
PC6 (Neiguan) 12.5 (2) 75.0 (12) 0.0 0.0 12.5 (2)
LR3 (Taichong) 12.5 (2) 75.0 (12) 0.0 0.0 12.5 (2)
LR5 (Ligou) 0.0 25.0 (4) 50.0 (8) 0.0 25.0 (4)
ST29 (Guilai) 25.0 (4) 75.0 (10) 0.0 0.0 12.5 (2)
Zigong 56.2 (9) 25.0 (4) 6.2 (1) 0.0 12.5 (2)
ST30 (Qichong) 0.0 43.7 (7) 31.2 (5) 0.0 25.0 (4)
Ren4 (Guanyuan) 50.0 (8) 37.5 (6) 0.0 0.0 12.5 (2)
Ren3 ((Zhongji) 25.0 (4) 31.2 (5) 18.7 (3) 0.0 25.0 (4)
Ren6 (Qihai) 25.0 (4) 50.0 (8) 6.2 (1) 0.0 18.7 (3)
ST36 (Zusanli) 37.5 (6) 43.7 (7) 0.0 0.0 18.7 (3)
SP6 (Sanyinjiao) 37.5 (6) 37.5 (6) 0.0 0.0 25.0 (4)
SP8 (Diji) 6.2 (1) 62.5 (10) 12.5 (2) 0.0 18.7 (3)
SP10 (Xuehai) 6.2 (1) 75.0 (12) 0.0 0.0 18.7 (3)
Yintang 18.7 (3) 62.5 (10) 6.2 (1) 0.0 12.5 (2)
KI3 (Taixi) 25.0 (4) 56.2 (9) 0.0 0.0 18.7 (3)
KI12 (Dahe) 12.5 (2) 43.7 (7) 18.7 (3) 0.0 25.0 (4)
KI13 (Qixue) 12.5 (2) 50.0 (8) 12.5(2) 0.0 25.0 (4)
KI16 (Huangshu) 0.0 (0) 25.0 (4) 43.7 (7) 0.0 31.2(5)
BL23 (Shenshu) 25.0 (4) 50.0 (8) 12.5 (2) 0.0 12.5 (2)
Bl32 (Ciliao) 6.2 (1) 56.2 (9) 18.7 (3) 0.0 18.7 (3)
HT7 (Shenmen) 0.0 (0) 68.7 (11) 12.5 (2) 0.0 18.7 (3)
Chongmai & Renmai 56.2 (9) 18.7 (3) 6.2 (1) 0.0 18.7 (3)