Eye Matters
March 26, 2010
Natural ways to treat eye disease

One of the frequent questions I get asked in my practice is this: Doctor, are there any natural ways to treat eye disease? The answer, my friends, is yes. There are many. Over the next few weeks, I will dedicate some time to a few well known ones. A word of caution – Consult your eye care practitioner before carrying out any of these procedures.{{more}}

Acupressure and acupuncture are the basis of traditional Chinese medicine. In the case of acupressure, a gentle but firm pressure is applied to key points on the surface of the skin with the fingers and sometimes even the feet to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities by restoring and balancing the natural flow of energy (qi) in the body.

Acupuncture uses the same trigger points, but it employs very fine needles. When these points are stimulated, muscular tension is released and blood circulation is promoted to aid healing.

Acupressure, the older of the two traditions, dates well over 5000 years. It can be an extremely effective method of self-treatment of tension-related ailments. Both acupressure and acupuncture have, however, only very recently become accepted in this part of the world.

Some of the points used in acupressure and acupuncture will be shown next week. Points on the face and hands may assist in treating certain eye problems.

Acupressure’s healing touch is safe to do on yourself and on others even if you have never done it before. There are absolutely no side effects and the only equipment required are your two hands.

Threshhold pressure – firm but gentle pressure on the “threshold” of becoming painful – is applied to massage the points.

More on these natural methods next week.

Dr Kenneth Onu is a resident Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Beachmont Eye Institute/Eyes R Us Send questions to: [email protected]
Tel: 784 456-1210