ST 2

Acupuncture Point Theory

ST 2 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "ST 2" , 四白, is represented by "Sibai" in pinyin and "Four Whites" in english and may be found:

Below the pupil, in a depression at the infraorbital foramen.


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

  • Any eye problem - red, painful and/or itchy eyes, excessive lacrimation, twitching of the eyelids.
  • Facial paralysis.
  • Good alternative to ST 1 and safer to needle for those not properly trained.

ST 2 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)
No Deep Needling (NDN)


St 2 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore st 2 functional grouping theory - Shokanten - Nine Continent, 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. ST2, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat

ST 2 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Bells Palsy, Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing), Eye Problems, Facial Pain and/or Vision Problems

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Yintang ( Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.…) and UB 1 (Main point for all eye disorders especially from …) are nearby.

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