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Table 1 Verum acupuncture points and techniques for moderate-severe persistent allergic rhinitis

From: Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation with one acupuncture needle for moderate-severe persistent allergic rhinitis: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Acupoint Direction Depth (mm)
Main   
Yingxiang (LI20), both Transversely along the nasolabial sulcus and toward the root of the nose 10 to 15
Yintang (GV29) Transversely and downward toward the nose 10 to 15
Fengchi (GB20) Obliquely toward the tip of the nose 13 to 20
Fengfu (GB16) Perpendicular to the skin 13 to 20
Zusanli (ST36) Perpendicular to the skin between the tibia and the fibula 20 to 30
Adjunct   
Shangxing (GV23) Transversely toward the calvarium 8 to 13
Hegu (LI4) Perpendicular to the skin 13 to 25
Kouheliao (LI19) Obliquely toward the tip of the nose 5 to 8
Feishu (BL13) Obliquely toward the spine 13 to 20
Pishu (BL20) Obliquely toward the spine 13 to 20
Shenshu (BL23) Perpendicular to the skin 15 to 25
Sanyinjiao (SP36) Perpendicular to the skin 13 to 25