( ST-1 Container of Tears CHENGQI - Acupuncture Points ) With the eyes looking straight ahead, directly below the centre of the pupil, between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge.
How to find
With the patient looking straight ahead, the first four points of the ST channel are located on a vertical line drawn through the centre of the pupil. Within the area of the lower eyelid, the infraorbital ridge presents itself as a distinct bony structure. ST-1 is located on the pupil line, directly superior to the infraorbital ridge.
Ask the patient to look upward, gently push the eyeball upwards and insert the needle vertically along the orbital ridge in a dorsal direction. Caution: Venous plexus and arteries, avoid injuring the eyeball and periost! Needling recommended only by experienced practitioners! Pay attention to needling pain! No needle manipulation! After removing the needle, press firmly on the insertion site for about one minute to prevent haematoma. Inform the patient that it may still be possible for a haematoma to develop.
Moxibustion is contraindicated! Points for disorders of the eyes with less risk of complications include BL-2, T.B.-21, G.B.-1, ST-2, Ex-HN-5 (taiyang), EX-HN-4 (yuyao).
● Expels Wind and Heat, clears and benefits the eyes
Meeting point with the yang qiao mai and ren mai, also with the du mai according to some authors, important point for the eyes, entry point.
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