Treatments for Eye Disorders
After a comprehensive consultation based on Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine a diagnosis is arrived and a treatment plan is made.
Treatment plan and duration of the treatment would vary based on the diagnosis and condition treated.
What are the types of treatment for eye condtions?
1. Acupuncture – Treatment given to help with the internals disorders and also to treat the eye disorder.
2. Herbal Medicine – Customized treatment using herbs to help treat the internal disorders and also using herbs which helps to treat eye disorder.
3. Abhyanga – Ayurvedic medicated massage performed using a medicated oil to help restore balance, remove toxins and improve circulation through the body.
4. Nasya – Ayurvedic therapy that help to detoxify and cleanse the accumulated toxins.
5. Tarpana – Ayurvedic therapy for the eyes to help improve vision.
6. Shirodhara/Shirovasti – Ayurvedic therapy that can help with the neurological problems and help improve vision.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints.
The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal formulas, some in use for more than 2,200 years, are composed of ingredients chosen to function in combination with each other. In Western medicine, medications are usually prescribed individually for a specific effect.
In classical Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas, each herb has a different purpose or role to help the body achieve harmony. For a plant to have been included in the Chinese apothecary, each of its parts had to be identified for a different healing purpose. TCM also looks at the healing properties of foods in the same way. Different foods carry different energies that can go directly to specific organs to help them heal.
Helps to detoxify the body and improve circulation
Ayurvedic massage combines the 5,000-year-old Indian principles of Ayurveda—the science of life—and pressure points. This type of massage is designed to create balance among the mind, body, and spirit, and help the body heal itself. It’s sometimes referred to as an “oil massage” because it typically incorporates warm herb essential oils, as well as time-honored and non-traditional strokes and kneading that suit an individual’s needs.
During an Ayurvedic massage, organic oil blends are infused with Ayurvedic herbs and heated to promote relaxation and detoxification. The oils are chosen to balance a person’s dominant dosha. At the right temperature, these oils enter the body through the skin and pores, bind to the ama (toxins), and are released to detoxify the body.
Shirodhara is an amazing, unique body therapy from the ancient natural medical system Ayurveda.
Shirodhara has a profound impact on the nervous system. That means, the treatment directly and immediately calms, relaxes and has a cleansing effect on the mind and nerves.
The gentle pressure and soothing warmth of the oil allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to meditation.
The pressure of the oil onto the forehead creates a vibration. The oil saturates the forehead and scalp and penetrates into the nervous system.
Nourishes eyes and improves vision
Netra Tarpana is essentially made up of two Sanskrit words: “netra” meaning eyes and “tarpana” meaning rehydration.
This Ayurvedic therapy utilizes ghee, which is clarified butter. Ghee is a healing agent for tired, stressed, dehydrated eyes and disorderly eyesight.
This is one of the most nourishing and rejuvenating therapies for the eyes. It is performed by filling a dam (made out of dough and placed around the eyes) with lukewarm ghee.
This therapy helps relieve eye strain, improve vision, pacify the doshas in the head area, and is used to prevent and treat a wide variety of eye ailments.