Names Of Chengqi

ST 1 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Tear Container
  • Pinyin Name: Chengqi
  • Chinese Character: 承泣
Meridian Information

Where Is ST 1 ?

ST 1 Location

  • Below the pupil, between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is ST 1 Used For?

ST 1 Clinical Usages

  • 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.

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How Is ST 1 Categorized?

ST 1 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Entry Point.

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use ST 1 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use ST 1 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near ST 1 ?

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  • Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache.
  • Red, itchy, watery eyes - allergies.
  • Use in facial massage for headaches with GB 20, ST 8, LI 4, and UB 60.
  • Glaucoma, night blindness, blurry and/or weak vision.
  • Generally, needle towards UB 1 for eye disease or Yuyao for supraorbital pain.

(EX) Yintang Hall of Seal

  • Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.
  • Frontal headache.
  • Sinus issues - congestion, sinusitis.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Eye and sinus issues, useful point for building the energy in the head during qi gong.

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