When there is a disease or malfunction in the eyes, Chinese Oriental medicine will often suggest that natural vision treatment could target an imbalance in the kidneys and liver. In fact, the liver has over 5,000 enzymatic reactions that may affect the nutritional composition and chemistry of our blood.
One good example of an enzymatic reaction is when a nutrient or vitamin enters our bloodsteam, and Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for our eyes. In fact, Vitamin A can be converted into retinol through enzymatic reactions. Retinol is an important substance that facilitates the electrical and chemical reactions in our eyes, which allows us to see.
The kidneys are known to affect the bones, brain, and eyes since they help to regulate water balance and remove wastes from our bodies. So, when our kidneys do not adequately remove wastes, it can lead to a build-up of salts and minerals like calcium and phosphate. These minerals are commonly known to settle in our eyes.
Therefore, if a person has weak kidneys then he or she will likely have vision-related issues or it may even lead to temporary blindness if not addressed properly. Also, when our brain and eyes are not adequately nourished, we will most likely experience dizziness, ringing in the ear, and poor vision.
How acupuncture can help boost natural vision
Through acupuncture and herbs, imbalances in our liver and kidneys can be addressed. This, in turn will help our eyes. In fact, licensed acupuncturists follow a working model that has been used for hundreds of years. This will include working with meridians or acupoints, electrical grid, and the electromagnetic field of our body.
Acupuncture can clear the electrical pathways that can bring forth balance in the kidneys and liver, which is vital to our overall vision health.
On the face alone, there are 18 meridians or acupoints surrounding the cheek and eye area. These facial acupressure points affect the circulation and flow of electricity or life force to the eye.
Also, there are six muscles around the eye, and one inside it, and these muscles can sometimes be too tight or loose, which can lead to several sight-related issues. Fortunately, acupuncture can tighten and loosen these muscles, which can improve our visual acuity.
An experienced practitioner can manipulate the superior oblique muscle in our eyes, which can help improve our eyesight in the long run. So, through acupuncture, they can tighten or loosen the muscles depending on our eyes’ condition.
If you’re nearsighted, then they will most likely loosen your eye. However, if you’re farsighted, the acupuncturist will tighten the muscles in your eye.
Overall, it is recommended that you first visit an ophthalmologist so that you can ask for recommendations. They are likely to know a licensed and experienced acupuncturist who can provide you with the right treatment based on your needs and condition. Learn more about our Acupuncture services in Park Orchards and Mount Evelyn.