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Table 1 Acupuncture points, their innervations, and their anatomical positions

From: Treatments of pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women: adverse effects of standard treatment, acupuncture and stabilising exercises on the pregnancy, mother, delivery and the fetus/neonate

Points Segmental innervation Tissue localisation
GV 20 N trigeminus (V), occipitalis minor (C2), occipitalis major (C2-3) Aponeurosis epicrani tissue
LI 4 bilateral N ulnaris medianus (C8, Th 1) M interosseus.dorsalis I lumbricalis II, adduktor pollicis
BL 26 bilateral N thoracodorsalis (C6-8), toracicus (Th 9–12), lumbalis (L1-3) N. thoracolumbalis, m erector spinae
BL 32 bilateral N thoracodorsalis (C6-8), toracicus (Th 9–12), lumbalis (L1-3) Fascia thoracolumbalis, m erector spinae
BL 33 bilateral N. thoracodorsalis (C6-8) toracicus (Th 9–12), lumbalis (L1-3) Fascia thoracolumbalis, m erector spinae
BL 54 bilateral N gluteus inferior (L5, S1-2) M gluteus maximus
KI 11 bilateral N thoracicus (Th 6–12), subcostalis Vagina m. recti abdominis
BL 60 bilateral N. suralis (S2) Fibrotic tissue
EX 21 bilateral N lumbalis, sacralis (L4-5, S1-2) Fascia thoracolumbalis, m. erector spinae
GB 30 bilateral N gluteus inferior (L5, S1), obturatorius internus (L4-5, S1) M gluteus maximus, gemellus superior, piriformis
SP 12 bilateral N. thoracicus, lumbalis (Th 7–12, L1) Aponeurosis mm. obliquus externus, abdominus internus
ST 36 bilateral N. peroneus profundus (L4-5) M tibialis anterior
  1. LI, large intestine channel; BL, bladder channel; KI, kidney channel; GB, gall bladder channel; ST, stomach channel; GV, governor vessel channel