Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for proper vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. Often, a person has already had glaucoma for a long time before they notice changes in their vision. Anytime we have an imbalance, we want to work to trace it back to the root cause so we can heal for good. In TICM, the eyes are the sensory organ to the Liver. The Liver is the storehouse and distributor of Blood and other bodily fluids. If there is inadequate production of tears in the eyes, that is a reflection of some weakness or blockage coming from this system. Eye problems like glaucoma and dry eye syndrome are due to lack of proper flow of energy, Blood, and nourishment to the eyes. When there is not enough Blood and Qi (energy) flowing to the eyes, symptoms like dryness and blurred vision can occur. If there is too much heat rising up from the Liver, it can cause swelling which leads to pressure, which can cause the eye pressure of glaucoma, and also eye pain, or headache behind the eye. How TICM can help: An analysis of studies showed that patients treated with acupuncture for glaucoma showed improved vision over those who did not: PMID: 28352762. Through strengthening the Liver with herbs and using them to create balance. Goji berry or mulberry extract and/or the formula Ming Mu Di Huang Wan or another formula as prescribed by your healer. Practicing eye exercises to strengthen the eyes. Taking time away from computers, phones and other technology.

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