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Table 1 Summary of acupoint locations

From: Acupuncture and herbal moxibustion for the treatment of ‘BiQiu’ (allergic rhinitis symptoms) in a Hong Kong Chinese medicine clinic: a randomized controlled trial

AcupointsLocationNeedling depthTreatment method
Yingxiang (LI20)At the midpoint lateral to the border of the ala nasi, in the nasolabial groove0.2–0.5 in.Diagonal needling to de qi
Fengchi (GB20)Below the occiput, approximately midway between Fengfu (DU16) and Wangu (GB12), in the hollow between the origins of the sternomastoid and trapezius muscles0.5–1 in.Diagonal needling to de qi
Hegu (LI4)On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side0.5–1 in.Vertical needling to de qi
Zusanli (ST36)Below the knee, 3 cun inferior to Dubi (ST35), one fingerbreadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia0.8–1.2 in.Vertical needling to de qi
Yintang (EX-HN3)At the forehead, at the midpoint between the two medial ends of the eyebrow Herbal moxibustion
Dazhui (GV14)On the midline at the base of the neck, in the depression below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra Herbal moxibustion
Feishu (BL13)On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra Herbal moxibustion
Shenshu (BL23)On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra Herbal moxibustion