Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of excessive lacrimation (tearing) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

Excessive lacrimation (or tearing, i.e. watery eyes) comes about when the body produces too many tears or there are drainage issues with the tear duct. General causes are allergies, conjunctivitis, blepharitis and blockage of the tear duct among others and may also arise from eyestrain. From a Chinese perspective lacrimation issues are generally have relatively acute causes (colds, allergies, etc.) or more systemic causes - what we call liver fire, liver yin deficiency, etc. which accompany other issues such as headaches, insomnia and anxiety as examples.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Excessive Lacrimation.


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for excessive lacrimation (tearing):

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The following (4) acupuncture points may be useful for excessive lacrimation (tearing). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with excessive lacrimation (tearing). Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for excessive lacrimation (tearing). For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

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