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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Stomach Meridian Index > Stomach 1

Stomach 1

Chinese Name: Chengqi (English translation: Tear Container)

Location:  On the face, the point is directly below the pupil of the eye, between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge.

Classification: Crossing point of the Stomach, Yang Qiao and Ren Meridians

Indications:

  • Redness, swelling and pain of the eye
  • Lacrimation, night blindness
  • Twitching of the eyelids, wry face

Functions: Dispels Wind, benefits the eyes, clears Heat, stop lacrimation.

Needling: Push the eyeball upward slightly with the left thumb and puncture perpendicularly and slowly .5 - 1.5 cun along the infraorbital ridge. It is not advisable to manipulate the needle with large amplitude, to avoid injuring the blood vessels resulting in hematoma. No moxa.

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