Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81590951, No.81774400, No.81603708)
Department of Science and Technology of Sichuan Province (No.17ZA0157)
Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (No. ZRQN1662)
Postdoctoral Research Foundation of China (No. 2017M610593, No.2018T110954)
Collabrative Innovation Center of Acupoint Effect of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, University of Virginia (Sichuan 2011 Collabrative Innovation Center)
Received: 23 September 2018
Accepted: 29 January 2019
First Online: 13 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study will be performed according to the guidance and principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. The protocol has been approved by the supervision of the Sichuan Regional Ethics Review Committee on traditional Chinese medicine (ethical approval number 2016KL-017) and has been registered in the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (ID: ChiCT-IOR-17012364). Only patients who have signed the informed consent form will be included.
: Not applicable.
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