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Table 2 Appraisal of acupuncture, acupressure and moxibustion procedure based on the Revised STRICTA (2010)

From: Effect of acustimulation on nausea and vomiting and on hyperemesis in pregnancy: a systematic review of Western and Chinese literature

1st author, year Acupuncture rationale Details of needling or acupressure Treat-ment regimen Other components of treatment Practitioner background Control or comparator interventions
   No. of needle insertions Points used Depth of insertion Responses sought Needle stimulation Needle/pressure retention time Needle or wristband type   Other interventions administered to the acupuncture group Setting and context   
Acupressure finger  
Dundee 1988 TCM NA R NA NR NA R NA R NR NR NR R
Belluomini 1994 TCM NA R NA NR NA R NA R NR NR NR R
Shin2007 TCM NA R NA NR NA R NA R R R NR R
Rad 2012 TCM NA Ra NA R NA R NA R R R R R
Jiang 2012 TCM NA Ra NA R NA R NA R R R NR R
Acupressure band  
O’Brien 1996 TCM NA Ra NA NR NA R R R NR NR NR R
Norheim 2001 TCM NA Ra NA NR NA R R R NR NR NR R
Steele 2001 TCM NA Ra NA NR NA R R R NR NR NR R
Werntoft 2001 TCM NA R NA NR NA R R R NR NR NR R
Heazell 2006 TCM NA Ra NA NR NA R R R R R NR R
Jamigorn 2007 TCM NA R NA NR NA R R R R R NR R
Can Gurkan 2008 TCM NA Ra NA NR NA R R R NR NR NR R
Saberi 2013 TCM NA Ra NA NR NA R R R R R NR R
Acupuncture  
Knight 2001 TCM R Ra R R R R R R NR NR NR R
Smith 2002 TCM R R R R R R R R NR NR NR R
Neri 2005 TCM R R R R R R R R R R NR R
Zhang 2005 TCM R R NR R R R R R R R NR R
Liu 2007 TCM R R NR NR NR NR NR R R R NR R
Wang 2008 TCM R R R R R R R R NR NR NR R
Mao 2009 TCM R R R R R R R R R R NR R
Liu 2011 TCM R R NR R NR R R R NR NR NR R
Ma 2013 TCM R R R NR NR R R R R R NR R
Auricular acupressure  
Ou 2001 TCM NA R NA NR NR NR NA R NR NR NR R
Puangsricharern 2008 TCM NA Ra NA NR NR R R R R NR NR R
Li 2010 TCM R R NR NR NR R R R R R NR R
Liu 2012 TCM NA Ra NA R NA R R R R NR NR R
Moxa  
Fan 1995 TCM NA R NA R NR R NR R NR NR NR R
Xu 2009 TCM NA R NA R NR R NR R R R NR R
Lu 2012 TCM NA R NA NR NR R NR R R R NR R
  1. TCM acupoint selection based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, NA not applicable, R reported, NR not reported, Ra reported and mentioned if unilateral or bilateral
  2. MacPherson H, Altman DG, Hammerschlag R, Youping L, Taixiang W, White A, Moher D; STRICTA Revision Group. Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement. PLoS Med. 2010 Jun 8;7(6):e1000261