Natural and Alternative Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing) Treatment Options

Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing) Treatment {introduction}

Excessive lacrimation (or tearing, i.e. watery eyes) comes about when the body produces too many tears or there are drainage issues with the tear duct. General causes are allergies, conjunctivitis, blepharitis and blockage of the tear duct among others and may also arise from eyestrain. From a Chinese perspective lacrimation issues are generally have relatively acute causes (colds, allergies, etc.) or more systemic causes - what we call liver fire, liver yin deficiency, etc. which accompany other issues such as headaches, insomnia and anxiety as examples.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Excessive Lacrimation.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing)

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.


Herbal Formulas for Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing) Available From Our Store

Herbal Formulas

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Te Xiao Bi Min Gan Wan - Allergy Treatment Herbal Formula
Te Xiao Bi Min Gan Wan - Allergy Treatment Herbal Formula

Uses: Allergies, Rhinitis. Te Xiao Bi Min Gan Wan (aka Te Xiao Bi Min Gan Pian, Pe Min Kan Wan, Hua Fen Bi Min Gan Chong Ji), translates as "specially effective nasal allergy pills"....



Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Forum posts related to Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing)

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    Acupuncture Points for Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing)

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.


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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing)

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing)

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing)

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing) Medical Information

    Western herbs for Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing)

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

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    Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing) - Western Medicine Information

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