ST 1

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 1 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 1" , 承泣, is represented by "Chengqi" in pinyin and "Tear Container" in english and may be found:

Below the pupil, between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Any eye issue, although ST 2 is a good alternative and arguably safer to needle.
  • Excessive lacrimation, redness, dryness, painful a/or itchy eyes/eyelids, twitching of the eyelids.
  • Visual disturbances, night blindness.

ST 1 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)
Slow insertion, no manipulation.


St 1 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

  • Entry Point.

Explore st 1 functional grouping theory - Entry Exit Point, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. ST1, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Wind

ST 1 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Eye Problems and/or Vision Problems

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Yintang ( Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.…) and UB 2 (Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache. …) are nearby.

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