The pseudoacupoint was located on the same horizontal plane as ST36 at a point 8 cm posterior to ST36 so that ST36 and the pseudoacupoint were each 4 cm away from and on both sides of the gallbladder meridian
Methods: A total of 712 eligible patients were included and randomly assigned to six groups (Group A: specific acupoints of the stomach meridian; Group B: non-specific acupoints of the stomach meridian; Group C: specific acupoints of alarm and transport points; Group D: specific acupoints of the gallbladder meridian
; Group E: sham acupuncture of non-acupoints; and Group F: itopride).
The Gallbladder, Liver, and Stomach meridians are three important "foot" meridians used in the treatment of headaches: the Gallbladder meridian
goes to the side of the head, the Liver meridian to the top, and the Stomach to the face and front.