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Shangyingxiang (Ex-HN8)


Approximately 0.5 cun superior and medial to Yingxiang (LI 20), this point is at the upper end of the nasolabial groove.

  • Allergic rhinitis, hypertrophic rhinitis, atrophic rhinitis, epistaxis, nasal polyps, nose boil and all other nasal conditions or loss of smell
  • Headache, boils on the head, facial paralysis
  • Tears upon exposure to wind, chronic conjunctivitis, eye infection, eyelid twitching, blocked or infected tear duct
  • Clears heat, disperses wind
  • Ventilates and opens the nasal orifice

Needle obliquely upward and subcutaneously at 0.3-0.5 cun. Moxa for 5-10 minutes.


This point is also known as Bitong 鼻通、Bichuan 鼻穿、Chuanbi 穿鼻.