Table 1: Dates and acupoints for each treatment session from 2014 to 2016 in the SPAR(1) study.

1st session 2nd session3rd session4th session 5th session



2014
Dates8 July
(Extra Geng day)
18 July
(Initial Sanfu)
28 July
(Middle Sanfu)
7 August
(Final Sanfu)
17 August
(Extra Geng day)
AcupointsBL13 (bilateral)
BL23 (bilateral)
BL21 (bilateral)
BL14 (bilateral)
CV12
GV14
BL15 (bilateral)
BL19 (bilateral)
BL42 (bilateral)
EX-HN15 (bilateral)
CV10
GV4
BL12 (bilateral)
BL20 (bilateral)
BL44 (bilateral)
BL52 (bilateral)
CV9
GV12
BL13 (bilateral)
BL23 (bilateral)
BL21 (bilateral)
BL14 (bilateral)
CV12
GV14
BL15 (bilateral)
BL19 (bilateral)
BL42 (bilateral)
EX-HN15 (bilateral)
CV10
GV4

2015Dates3 July
(Extra Geng day)
13 July
(Initial Sanfu)
23 July
(Middle Sanfu)
2 August
(Extra Geng day)
12 August
(Final Sanfu)
Acupoints Adjusted only one week before treatments based on the traditional Chinese medicine theory

2016Dates7 July
(Extra Geng day)
17 July
(Initial Sanfu)
27 July
(Middle Sanfu)
6 August
(Extra Geng day)
16 August
(Final Sanfu)
Acupoints Adjusted only one week before treatments based on the traditional Chinese medicine theory

SPAR: Sanfu herbal patch at acupoints for persistent allergic rhinitis.