Application #15: ST-1 Copy


Point Name: 承泣 (chéng qì) “Container of Tears”

Meridian: Stomach

Element: Earth

Polarity: Yang

Peak Time: 7AM to 9AM

With the eyes looking straight forward, the point is directly below the pupil, between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge. When the patient closes the eyes and lies on his back, it is inferior to the eye ball, locating the point along the margin of the orbit.

Local Anatomy: Between the eyeball and the midpoint of the infraorbital ridge. The point is above the inferior border of the orbit, in the orbicularis oculi muscle, and in its deep position, within the orbit are the rectus inferior bulbi and the obliques Inferior bulbi muscles.

Vasculature: The branches of the infraorbital and ophthalmic arteries and veins.

Innervation: The branch of the infraorbital nerve, the inferior branch of the oculomotor nerve and the muscular branch of the facial nerve.

Martial Arts Usage
  • Dangerous
  • Disrupt Energy
  • Fight Ender
  • Knockouts
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Classes
  • Entry Point
  • Forbidden Point
  • Intersection Point of the Conception Vessel
  • Intersection Point of the Yang Heel Vessel
  • Origin Point
Attack Method: Push the eyeball upward with the left thumb and puncture Perpendicularly 0.5 – 1.0 inch along the infraorbital ridge. Don’t manipulate the needle with large amplitude Angle is 90°.

This point is extremely sensitive and is vulnerable to even a light power strike, even causing nausea. This point may also drain energy from the upper body.

Medium power strikes often cause knock out. Harder strikes may prove fatal.

This point is associated with LI-20 and will drain Yang Qi from the body.

The Liver may also be affected.