ST1 is also named 承泣, Chengqi

Chengqi(ST1,承泣) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Stomach Meridian of Foot.


Directly below the pupil, between the infraorbital ridge and the eyeball, when the eyes are looking straight ahead.


  • ①Twitching of the eyelids, tearing due to wind irritation, nyctalopia (night blindness), myopia;
  • ②deviation of the eye and mouth, facial paralysis, facial spasms.


Push the eyeball up slightly with the left thumb and do a perpendicular insertion 0.5~1.5 cun along the infraorbital ridge. It is not advisable to manipulate the needle with lifting and thrusting, to avoid injuring the blood vessel, which will result in a hematoma. Press the point when the needle is withdrawn, to avoid bleeding.