Acupuncture points employed were IL-4 and SI-3 (right hand), EH-4 and TB-9 (arm), as well as the auricular brainstem and Shenmen ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ).
The acupuncture group received needling on bilateral Neiguan ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; PC-6), Shenmen (HT-7), Zusanli ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]}; ST-36), Sanyinjiao ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]; SP-6), Jiaji [T.
Rhiannon Griffiths, a member of the British Acupuncture Council, says: "The Shenmen
is one of the five points on the ear that we needle in our smoking cessation sessions.
Four acupoints were chosen for the individuals in the acupressure group, namely Shenmen on the wrist crease, Sanyinjiao point (SP6) on both feet, Fengchi on the hairline of the back neck (occipital area) and Yintang, at the top of the nose on the centerline between the ends of the eyebrows.
At the end of the training, as a reminder, the researcher marked the points of the sham acupressure and acupressure medicine on the points of Sanyinjiao and Shenmen.
Participants were treated with FIR heat pads applied to cover the area on the hand consisting of six acupuncture points: Yangxi (LI5),Yanggu (SI5),Yangchi (TE4), Shenmen (HT7), Daling (PC7), and Taiyuan (LU9).
17) applied FIR heating to three acupuncture points, Nei-Kuan (PC6), Shenmen (HT7) and Sanyinjiao (SP6), for depressed patients with insomnia.
Ming et al (2002) also stimulated the Shenmen
Gerhard DS, Wagner L, Feingold EA, Shenmen
CM, Grouse LH, Schuler G, et al.
They are placed in areas of the ear which correspond to the nervous system, kidney, liver, lung and shenmen
The experimental group was given auricular acupressure at shenmen
(the primary point used in all disease treatments), kidney and endocrine points.
Group 1 included shenmen
, gan and yan; Group 2 consisted of pi, xin and mu 1; and Group 3 comprised of shen, pizhixia and mu 2.