Chengqi Acupuncture point – S 1

Chengqi (S 1 / ST 1) or “Tear Container” Acupuncture point – Stomach Meridian

Localization of point:

In the middle of the lower margin of the orbit. Just below the eye-ball in the orbicularis oculi muscle (palpebral portion).


  • keratitis
  • dacryorhea
  • hemeralopia
  • muscular spasms of the eyelids and the corner of the mouth
  • myopia

Acupuncture and Moxibustion treatment:

  • Acupuncture: 2 fens (no deep insertions) ( 0,66 cm or 0,2624 in)
  • Moxibustion: Forbidden.

According to all books on the traditional medicine acupuncture is forbidden as it is said to cause the blackening of the eye pupils. The author experimented with the application of acupuncture to this point and found out that it is effective in the same way as the point jingming B 1. Fine needles no. 30 can be inserted to the depth of three (1 cm or 0,39 in) or four fens (1,33 cm or 0,52 in) for half a minute. No experiments were made with the moxibustion.