Ode to Acupuncture Point “Flower Bone One”

When you come to our clinic, most often you won’t be poked on the soles of your feet. But sometimes, such as if you have an eye issue, we might ask if you are up to trying it out! Most patients who have had these points say it is no biggie to have it needled, but that it can heed great results.

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In the Master Tung system of points (a system of special points we use a lot in our clinic), there are many points on the feet. Today we want to highlight a set of four points called “Flower Bone One”. FB1 is a set of 4 points on the sole of the foot, between the bones of the 1st/2nd toes, classically used for eye issues including inflammation, tearing, light sensitivity, and pain. Sometimes practitioners just use 3 of the points on each foot, which is still very effective and a bit more comfortable.

A few of the eye issues we have treated in our clinic with good results, using this set of points:


  • Macular degeneration
  • Eye infection
  • Vision loss
  • Glaucoma
  • Excessive tearing

If you have an eye condition, and are interested in trying these points, let us know at your next Acupuncture appointment!


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