Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing)

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing) Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for excessive lacrimation (tearing). It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "excessive lacrimation (tearing)" is rarely designed with the resulting "excessive lacrimation (tearing)" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • ST 2 (Four Whites)
    Below the pupil, in a depression at the infraorbital forame…
    Any eye problem - red, painful and/or itchy eyes, excessive…
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  • ST 8 (Head Corner)
    Directly above ST 7, .5 cun within the anterior hairline at…
    Classically mentioned for "splitting headache; headache w/n…
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  • UB 1 (Bright Eyes)
    In a depression, .1 cun above the inner canthus of the eye.
    Main point for all eye disorders especially from wind (inte…
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  • UB 2 (Bamboo Gathering)
    On the medial end of the eyebrow, directly above the inner …
    Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache. Red, itchy…
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