Methods of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of dry eye

Abstract: according to the understanding of dry eye in traditional Chinese medicine, the disease is caused by the love of evil heat, the deficiency of lung Yang, the accumulation of heat in the spleen and stomach and the deficiency of liver and kidney yin. Although dropping artificial tears has a certain alleviating effect, it is a way to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause.

[case] the patient’s right eye was dry, burning, photophobia, red eyes, crying without tears. The hospital diagnosed dry eye.

[therapy] take eight acupoints on the right side of the patient, Qingming, zanzhu, Taiyang, Sibai, Hegu, Sanyinjiao, Fengchi and Taixi, once every other day, acupuncture for 20 minutes each time, 10 times a course of treatment. After one course of treatment, the patient consciously relieved the symptoms of dry eyes in the right eye and felt moist. After two courses of treatment, the symptoms improved significantly. Ask the patient to go home and massage according to the above acupoints, and recover completely after half a year 。        [comments] dry eye disease is a common disease in ophthalmology clinic, and its etiology is complex. The most common clinical manifestations are eye fatigue, foreign body sensation, dry eye, burning sensation, photophobia, redness, vision fluctuation, etc. Although the commonly used artificial tears treatment can supplement the lack of tears, it can relapse once it is stopped. Dry eye disease belongs to ophthalmology of traditional Chinese medicine according to its clinical manifestations In the category of “white astringent disease”, traditional Chinese medicine believes that this disease is caused by the love of evil heat, the deficiency of lung Yang, the accumulation of heat in the spleen and stomach, the deficiency of Yin in the liver and kidney, and the deficiency of Yin blood. Qingming acupoint is located in the inner canthus of the eyes. It is the starting acupoint of the bladder meridian of the foot sun. It is also the intersection of hand foot sun and Foot Yangming. It can dispel wind, clear heat, brighten the eyes and regulate the blood and Qi of the eyes; Zanzhu point is located at the supraorbital notch, which can dispel wind and brighten eyes; Sibai point is located in the infraorbital foramen. It is the Foot Yangming stomach meridian. Yangming Meridian has more Qi and blood, which can regulate the blood and Qi of the eyes; The temple is located between the tip of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye. It is a strange acupoint outside the meridian, which can clear the head; Fengchi point is the intersection point of foot Shaoyang, gallbladder meridian and Yang dimension, which can calm the liver, calm the wind, clear the head and brighten the eyes; The intersection of three yin meridians at the intersection of three yin meridians of the foot can nourish blood, enrich blood, dredge meridians, and nourish the Yin essence of the eye nest. In conclusion, acupuncture and moxibustion has no toxic side effects and complete curative effect in the treatment of dry eye, which is better than the simple use of artificial tears.

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, Abstract: according to the understanding of dry eye in traditional Chinese medicine, the disease is caused by the love of evil heat, the deficiency of lung Yang, the accumulation of heat in the spleen and stomach and the deficiency of Yin in the liver and kidney. Although dropping artificial tears has a certain alleviating effect, it is a way to treat the symptoms rather than the root cause., [case] the patient’s right eye was dry, burning, photophobia, red eye, crying without tears, and the hospital diagnosed dry eye.

[case] the patient’s right eye was dry, burning, photophobia, red eye, crying without tears, and the hospital diagnosed dry eye.

[therapy] take eight acupoints on the right side of the patient, Qingming, zanzhu, Taiyang, Sibai, Hegu, Sanyinjiao, Fengchi and Taixi, once every other day, acupuncture for 20 minutes each time, 10 times a course of treatment. After one course of treatment, the patient consciously relieved the symptoms of dry eyes in the right eye and felt moist. After two courses of treatment, the symptoms improved significantly. Ask the patient to go home and massage according to the above acupoints, and recover completely after half a year 。        [comments] dry eye disease is a common disease in ophthalmology clinic, and its etiology is complex. The most common clinical manifestations are eye fatigue, foreign body sensation, dry eye, burning sensation, photophobia, redness, vision fluctuation, etc. Although the commonly used artificial tears treatment can supplement the lack of tears, it can relapse once it is stopped. Dry eye disease belongs to ophthalmology of traditional Chinese medicine according to its clinical manifestations In the category of “white astringent disease”, traditional Chinese medicine believes that this disease is caused by the love of evil heat, the deficiency of lung Yang, the accumulation of heat in the spleen and stomach, the deficiency of Yin in the liver and kidney, and the deficiency of Yin blood. Qingming acupoint is located in the inner canthus of the eyes. It is the starting acupoint of the bladder meridian of the foot sun. It is also the intersection of hand foot sun and Foot Yangming. It can dispel wind, clear heat, brighten the eyes and regulate the blood and Qi of the eyes; Zanzhu point is located at the supraorbital notch, which can dispel wind and brighten eyes; Sibai point is located in the infraorbital foramen. It is the Foot Yangming stomach meridian. Yangming Meridian has more Qi and blood, which can regulate the blood and Qi of the eyes; The temple is located between the tip of the eyebrow and the outer canthus of the eye. It is a strange acupoint outside the meridian, which can clear the head; Fengchi point is the intersection point of foot Shaoyang, gallbladder meridian and Yang dimension, which can calm the liver, calm the wind, clear the head and brighten the eyes; The intersection of three yin meridians at the intersection of three yin meridians of the foot can nourish blood, enrich blood, dredge meridians, and nourish the Yin essence of the eye nest. In conclusion, acupuncture and moxibustion has no toxic side effects and complete curative effect in the treatment of dry eye, which is better than the simple use of artificial tears.