Human Eye: Part 5
Diet , acupressure and other information that may prove useful for eye problems.
Soreness of the eyes can be an indication of low iron levels. If you believe this to be a problem the following dietary items can be beneficial. All leafy green vegetables, red cabbage, alfalfa sprouts, watercress, black strap molasses, eggs, coconut, fish, tomato juice, spinach, black cherries and black cherry juice, wheat grass and one that I’ve found to be especially beneficial for energy, which can be tied in with low iron, is parsley. I find that a tea made from garden fresh parsley, dried doesn’t seem to work at all and store bought is only partially effective, makes a big difference in a lot of ways.
Corticosteroid use (prednisone, hydrocortisone) may lead to cataract formation, glaucoma and optical nerve damage. If you’re on corticosteroids it would be wise to up your intake of whole foods that are high in antioxidants.
Capillaries will only allow one red blood cell to pass at a time. If the capillary is clogged, shrunken or un-pliable, the oxygen and nutrient supply into the cell is restricted, or shutoff, and so is the removal of waste products. When this happens, the affects of aging increase. Capillaries nourish the eyes, brain and entire organism.
Research has proven that sugar restricts or stops the flow of blood and the red blood cells it contains, including into the capillaries that feed the cells of the eye. Refined sugars have been proven to accelerate the aging process. If we take these known facts that we’ve learned in regard to the eyes and apply them to the brain, we see that Alzheimer’s disease may not be caused by mysterious circumstances or be a product of genetics. If genetics were the cause, Alzheimer’s wouldn’t have be a disease that was unknown until the 20th century.
If you’ve wondered whether acupressure or acupuncture had any validity or not, the eyes are a good place to see if it will work for you. If you suffer from dilopia or double vision there’s an acupoint, called the 1M, that’s specific to the problem. Starting at the rear, outer edge of the eye socket, lightly run your fingers up and around the half circle that forms the temple region. On a vertical line about halfway between the front of the ear and back from the front of the temple, or on the anterior margin of the temporal bones where they join the frontal bone of the forehead, you’ll find a spot on either side of the head that’s very likely quite tender. Lightly massage the area in small circles as needed. This is also the brain contact to the intestines.
Point 10B, located on the bony protuberance about halfway between the eyebrows and hairline and inline with and above the beginning of the eyebrows, is specific to blurred vision. This is also a spot claimed to be beneficial for preventing or decreasing facial wrinkles, particularly those of the forehead.
Point 14M is located at the root of the nose, between the eyebrows. This is the pineal point and the pineal has a direct contact with the eyes. I find that by massaging the area using a circle that covers from the notch at the nose root, over the ridge between the eyebrows and into the depression above the ridge, helps to open the sinuses and decrease furrowing of the brow between the eyes.
If you lightly run the fingers around outer, lower part of the eye socket you’ll find a notch or depression in the lower margin. This is specific to eyestrain and also is used to treat spinal pain between the shoulder blades.
Have you ever seen someone take off their glasses and place their thumb and side of index finger in the upper part of the eye socket? This is the body’s natural reflex to eyestrain and the headaches it can cause. By using the thumbs of both hands we can cover several acupoints at once. Place the ends of the thumbs horizontally on the outer edge of the nose at the area of the tear ducts. The thumb pads push up on the inner, upper margin of the bone surrounding the eye. This will cover four acupoints that are for eyes, brain, stomach, gallbladder, liver pleurisy and sciatica.
Tags: Anatomy , Wellness , Eye , Cataracts , Glaucoma
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