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04:36 PM | 03-02-2021

Hello I have myopia. It has worsened severely. But I don't want to wear specs. Please tell how to cure myopia naturally so I can get back my normal vision.

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11:45 AM | 08-02-2021

Hello,

Myopia, also known as near sightedness is an eye disorder where light focuses in front of instead of retina. This causes distant objects to appear blurry and close objects to appear normal. Other symptoms include headaches and eye strain.
The following tips will help you to promote eye health.

Have a healthy diet

Several vitamins and nutrients are essential for eye health. 
Zinc, copper, selenium, Vitamin C, E and A are essential for eye health. So, it is essential to have a diet having all the nutrients. 

  • Have fresh fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Include citrus fruits like lemon, oranges, blueberries, amla, etc.
  • Drink green tea twice a day. It has antioxidant properties. 
  • Have overnight soaked raisins and other dry fruits. 
  • Avoid carbonated drinks and caffeinated drinks. 

Exercise 

Practice some exercises and yoga as this will help to improve the blood circulation in the body.

  • Practice suryanamaskar daily. 
  • Take a pen and put it at a distance in front of your eyes. Slowly move it towards the eyes and keep your complete focus on the pen. Then again move it slowly to some distance. Repeat this 5 times and practice this exercise regularly.
  • Practice pranayam regularly, specially anulom-vilom and kapalbhati pranayam. 

Sleep

Sleep with your head elevated. Use a pillow that will keep your head raised for about 20 degrees and it has been known to decrease intraocular pressure while you sleep.

Thank you 



11:44 AM | 08-02-2021

Hello,

Myopia means nearsightedness i.e it is difficult to see things that are at a distance

Some symptoms are -

  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Eye fatiguewhen you try to see objects more than a few feet away
  • Children with myopia often have trouble reading the blackboard at school.
  • Squinting (when the degree is more)

Make sure you get an eye checkup done regularly and rule out any other pathology.

Here are some supportive natural treatments that may help.

Yoga – Eyewash (using eye wash cup) daily early morning followed by eye exercises (procedure given below)

Trataka – once a week

Diet

Look for foods containing high amount of beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega 3 fatty acids, Vit C, Vit E, Zinc

Food sources are –

Yellow, redand green (leafy) vegetables, such as spinach, beet greens, fenugreek leaves , mustard leaves, watercress greens , turnip greens, collard greens carrots, sweet potatoesand red peppers

Sweet Potato (cooked),

Yellow fruit, such as mango,papaya, cantaloupe, grapefruit, tangerine, apricots, citrus fruits, guava

Add some good fat source such as flax seeds, coconut shavings or olive oil in your salads.

Nuts and seeds – Almonds, Walnuts, Flaxseeds, Pumpkin seeds, peanuts

EYE EXERCISES

1. Palming

  • Sit quietly with eyes closed and take a few deep breaths to relax yourself
  • Rub the palms of your hands vigorously until they become warm and place the palms gently over your eyelids
  • Feel the warmth of the palms being transferred onto the eyes and the eye muscles relaxing. Your eyes are being bathed in soothing darkness
  • Stay in this position until the heat from the hands has been completely absorbed by the eyes
  • Keeping the eyes closed, lower your hands
  • Once again rub the palms and repeat the process at least three time.

2. Blinking

  • Sit comfortably with your eyes open
  • Blink around 10 times very quickly
  • Close your eyes and relax for 20 seconds while taking your attention to your breath
  • Repeat this exercise about five time

3. Sideways viewing

  • Sit with legs straight in front of the body
  • Now lift the arms keeping your fist closed and your thumbs pointing upward
  • Look at a point straight in front of you in level with your eyes
  • Keep the head in this fixed position, focus on the following one after the other, by shifting your vision to the:
  • Space between the eyebrows
  • Left thumb
  • Space between the eyebrows
  • Right thumb
  • Space between the eyebrows
  • Left thumb
  • Repeat this exercise 10 to 20 times
  • After completing this exercise, close your eyes and rest
  • Observe the following breathing pattern as you perform the above exercise:
  • Inhale in a neutral position
  • Exhale while looking to the side
  • Inhale and come back to the center

4. Front and sideways viewing

  • Sit with legs straight in front of the body
  • Now, close the left fist and place it on the left knee ensuring that the thumb points upwards
  • Look at a point straight in front of you and in level with your eyes
  • Keep the head fixed in this position
  • Breathing out, focus your eyes on the left thumb
  • Breathing in, focus your eyes at a point in front of you and in level with your eyes
  • Repeat the same process with the right thumb
  • Close your eyes and rest

5. Rotational viewing

  • Sit with legs straight in front of your body
  • Place the left hand on the left knee
  • Hold the right fist above the right knee, with the thumb pointing upwards. Keep the elbow straight
  • Now keeping the head still, focus your eyes on the thumb
  • Make a circle with the thumb, keeping the elbow straight
  • Repeat this exercise five times each in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction
  • Repeat the process with the left thumb
  • Close your eyes and rest
  • Observe the following breathing pattern during this exercise:
  • Inhale while completing the upper arc of the circle
  • Exhale while completing the lower arc

6. Up and down viewing

  • Sit with legs straight in front of your body
  • With both the thumbs pointing upwards, place both the fists on the knees
  • Slowly raise the right thumb keeping the arms straight. Follow the motion of the thumb upwards with the eyes
  • When the thumb is raised to the maximum, gradually bring it down to the starting position. Continue to keep the eyes focused on the thumb while keeping the head still throughout
  • Repeat the same process with the left thumb
  • Practice these five times with each thumb
  • The head and the spine should be kept straight throughout
  • Close the eyes and relax
  • Observe the following breathing pattern as you perform the above exercise:
  • Inhale while raising the eyes
  • Exhale while lowering the eyes

7. Preliminary nose tip gazing

  • Sit in cross-legged pose
  • Lift the right arm straight directly in front of the nose
  • Making a fist with the right hand, keep your thumb pointing upward
  • Focus both eyes on the tip of the thumb
  • Now bend the arm and gradually bring the thumb to the tip of the nose, all the while having the eyes focused on the tip of the thumb
  • Remain in this position for a while with the thumb held at the tip of the nose with the eyes focused there
  • Continuing to gaze at the tip of the thumb, gradually straighten the arm
  • This constitutes a single round
  • Perform at least five such rounds
  • Observe the following breathing pattern as you perform the above exercise:
  • Breathe in while the thumb is pulled to the tip of the nose
  • Retain inside while holding the thumb at the tip of the nose
  • Breathe out as the arm is straightened

8. Near and distant viewing

  • Stand or sit by an open window with a clear view of the horizon. Keep the arms by your side
  • Focus on the tip of the nose for 5-10 seconds
  • Repeat this for about 10-20 times
  • Close and relax the eyes
  • Observe the following breathing pattern:
  • Inhale during close viewing
  • Exhale during distant viewing

After completing all the above exercises, lie down in Shavasana (Corpse pose) for a few minutes and relax completely. Breathe gently and normally.

 


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