Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Eye Problems - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of eye problems 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).

Below are alternative and natural treatment options for eye problems such as, but not limited to, Glaucoma (abnormal fluid pressure resulting in vision loss), Macular Degeneration (loss of central, detailed vision), Optic Nerve Atrophy (deterioration of the optic nerve), and Amblyopia (lazy eye). Within this section you will find commonly used acupuncture and acupressure points, appropriate herbal formulas and a variety of information from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) perspectives to aid in the treatment of eye problems.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Eye Problems


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 eye problems:

Ming Mu Di Huang Wan
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan

The following (19) acupuncture points may be useful for eye problems. 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 (1) Chinese herbs currently associated with eye problems. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for eye problems. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Eye Problems

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Ming Mu Di Huang Wan

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Pearl Powder

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