10 Ways To Improve Your Vision

Over the past years, there has been a marked in­crease in the number of people who wear glasses and contact lenses. This can be put down to drasti­cally increased computer usage both at home and at work, and increased TV watching. Good news for opticians around the world – bad news for us. I hear complaints about the eyes related problems almost daily, some people have the dry eyes and must use the eye drops daily, others have excess fluid in the eyes which creates fuzzy vision and difficulties read­ing. This article provides techniques that help im­prove the health of your eyes and prevent develop­ing eye-related illnesses.

Your eyes need regular exercise and supply of energy in order to be healthy, just like any other muscle in the body. Your eyes may eventu­ally give up on you and you will need glasses or contact lenses. This doesn’t have to be the case if you regularly take care of your eyes. In this article, I will show you how you can care for your eyes naturally so you can have great vision at any age.

If you start wearing glasses or contact lenses your eyesight will only get worse over time rather than get better as your eyes will get used to the new lenses and need even stronger lenses to function properly. Everybody who wears glasses and contacts will tell you their eyes have grad u-ally got worse over time.

Conditions such as Chronic Dry Eyes, optic neuritis, glaucoma are often associated with chronic health problems. The imbal­ance in the body can manifest in the eyes, just as the health of the eyes is frequently an indicator of the illness or imbalance in the particular organ or other location in the body.

Puffiness and Dark Circles?

Puffiness in the eye area is either caused by a pool of liquid or a pool of mucus both of which are caused by issues with the kidneys. The type caused by pools of liquid is often caused by excessive liquid intake over­working the kidneys with frequent urination, leading to inflammation.

The second type, caused by accu­mulation of mucus and fat directly correlates to built-up mucus and fat in and around the kidneys and other organs in that region of the body. The consumption of mucus and fat-containing foods such as dairy products, meat, poultry, sug­ar, refined grains, and oils. Reduc­ing or eliminating these foods from one’s diet will not only reduce or eliminate puffy eyelids and eye bags but will also correct the inter­nal cause. Regular detoxification efforts will also be beneficial.

Dark Circles under the eyes typically indicate the problems or disorders with the kidneys, and adrenal and gonad hormones. These problems can stem from issues with reproductive or excretory functions which are often caused by the ex­cessive consumption of salty, roasted, baked, or dried foods. A yellowish tone in the eye area is directly related to an over-functioning liver and gallbladder.

A gray discoloration can not only indicate an issue with the kidneys, but also with the lungs, endocrine and lymph systems, and reproduc­tive system. These issues can be caused by excessive ingestion of yang foods such as salt, dairy, ani­mal fats, and meat. It can also indicate a lack of oxygen in the body and is often present with smokers.

Poor Eye Health Indicates Dysfunction in Organs

My approach to treating eye related problems is to correct the under­lined energy systems that support the eyes and to promote the blood circulation to the eyes. I have used these techniques on myself and my clients for many years to correct a wide range of eye problems. If your notice that your vision suddenly gets worse, it can be energetically related to the dysfunction in the Kidney, Liver, or Stom­ach meridians.

Holding Acupressure Sedating, Strengthen­ing and Control points for Kidney, Liver, or Stomach meridians helps to balance many eye related issues. Your energy medicine practitioner can determine if these meridi­ans are over or under energized and bal­ance them.

When you are treated for an eye condition with using the methods described here, any underlying imbal­ances that are attributing to your symptoms will be reduced. These techniques can be helpful in treating the following conditions:

  • Glaucoma
  • Floaters
  • Cataracts
  • Eye Allergies
  • Macular Degeneration Optic Atrophy
  • Night Blindness
  • Chronic Dry Eyes
  • Tired or Twitching Eyes Bad Night Vision
  • Circles Under Eyes

Natural Ways to Improve Eye Health

There are many Acupuncture Points located around the eyes that promote eye health. These points bring energy and blood to the eyes and allow nourish­ing the tissue around the eyes.

Visual information from the eyes is processed in the occipital area of the brain, located in the back of the head. Bladder meridian passes through the eyes as well as the occipital (back) part of the brain. Activating points of the Bladder meridian is very effective in re­lieving the painful symptoms. These points are located on both sides of the face. Apply a deep pressure with thumbs, index, or middle fingers of both hands for 2-4 minutes:

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.31.03 PMBladder 1 (BL-1) – This point is located in the inner corner of each eye. This point brings energy and blood to the eyes and can be used to treat eye pain as well as other eye related ill­nesses such as glaucoma, night blind­ness, early-stage cataracts, conjunctivitis and blurred vision.

Bladder 2 (BL-2) – This point is located at the inner end of the eyebrow. Some of the indications to use this point include twitching of the eyelids, glaucoma, frontal headache, blurring or failing of vision, excessive tearing, redness, swelling, pain of the eyes, dimness of vision, visual diz­ziness, night blindness, headache follow­ing alcohol intoxication, and color blind­ness.

HN-4 – Located in the hollow at the mid­point of the eyebrow, directly above the pu­pil. It is used for eye strain, acute conjuncti­vitis, cloudiness of the cornea, frontal head­ache, floaters, myopia, redness, visual ob­struction, swelling and pain of the eyes, twitching of the eyelids, and ptosis.

Triple Warmer 23 (TW-23) – The Triple Warmer 23 locat­ed in the hollow at the outside end of the eyebrows. This point is used for all eye and facial problems including headaches, red­ness and pain of the eye, blurring of vision, twitching of the eyelids, Optic nerve atrophy, and blurred vision.

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.31.13 PMGall Bladder 1 (GB-1) – Located on the out­side corner of the eye. This point is used to brighten the eyes as well as for headaches, redness and pain of the eyes, failing or blur­ring of vision, photophobia, dry, itchy eyes, early-stage cataracts, and conjunctivitis.

HN-7 – Located below the eye, approximate­ly one-fourth the distance from the outer to the center side of the eye. Used for all types of eye diseases, inflammation of the optic nerve, atrophy of the optic nerve, glaucoma, nearsightedness, and macular degenera­tion.

Stomach 1 (ST 1) – With the eyes looking straight forward, this point is located directly below the pupil, between the eyeball and the eye socket. This is the main point for all eye problems, conjunctivitis, night blind­ness, facial paralysis, and excessive tearing.

Exercises To Strengthen Eye Muscles

Blinking

Blinking is an often overlooked yet simple way to keep your eyes fresh and being able to focus longer. Computer users and television watchers tend to blink less, es­pecially when they are intently focused on something.

After you have done this for two minutes, mentally take note of how your eyes feel, are they strained, re­laxed, tired.

Whenever you blink your eyes are going into a brief period of darkness which helps to keep your eyes fresh and discharges previous information. This also helps to reduce eye strain.

Palming

Palming is done to relieve stress around the eyes and as a way to relax your eyes while taking a break. It gives you the op­portunity to rest your mind and your eyes for a few minutes at a time. Palming

brings increased flow of energy to your eyes and balances the brain circuits that receive visual stimuli

  • Make yourself comfortable whilst leaning forward on a desk or with your elbows resting on your knees. Close your eyes.
  • Place your two palms over your eyes, your fingers on your forehead and the heel of your hands resting on your cheekbones.
  • If possible, extend your thumbs to cover the temples. Cross the baby fingers over the 3rd eye or cross one hand over the other.

Tracing Figure 8

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.50.20 PMThis is to exercise your eye muscles and increase their flexibility.

  • Imagine a giant horizontal figure of eight in front of you about 10 feet in front of you and mentally turn it on its side.
  • Trace it one way for a few minutes and then the other way for a few minutes.
  • Try figure-8-ting both eyes with fingers of one hand using a ‘Metabolizing 8’ that meets at the center. This helps the eyes to metabolize light, stimulation, and stress as well as increases coordi­nation and communication between the eyes and the brain.

Taping

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 1.57.53 PMTap your eyelids to brings energies into motion and resets the eye’s signaling to the brain.

  • Lay the finger over an eye and gently tap on that finger with the other hand.
  • Do the same on the other eye.

This helps with eye fatigue. You may also tap along the sutures of the skull and all over the scalp and temples to help release the muscles that support the eyes. End by pulling the ears.

Zooming

  • Sit in a comfortable position.
  • Stretch out your arm and extend your thumb out.
  • Focus on your thumb as your arm is outstretched.
  • Bring your thumb closer to you, focusing all the time, until your thumb is about 3 inches in front of your face.
  • Move your thumb away again until your arm is fully outstretched.

Do this for a few minutes at a time.

Essential Nutrients For Your Eyes

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Lutein and Zeaxanthin compounds are carotenoids related to beta-carotene. They are both found in large quantities in the lens and retina of the eyes. Their function is to protect the eyes from damage caused by free radicals, which can interact with and break down healthy tissue. Lutein and Zeaxanthin help protect the eyes by filtering high-energy blue light protecting underlying cell layers from potential light damage. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in yellow and orange fruits & vegetables, dark green, leafy vegetables and egg yolks.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid increases glutathione levels in the body. It is a naturally produced antioxidant that protects against cataracts in the eye and helps dissolve toxic substances in the liver.

Vitamins

Vitamin A helps prevent night blindness, stops the formation of cataracts, and may prevent blindness from macular degeneration.

Vitamin C helps the eye’s production of aqueous humor and the reformation of the cornea. It also helps to reduce the risk of cataracts.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant shown to prevent cataracts and helps prevent macular degeneration.

Vitamin B12 helps the eye shield protein in the lens.


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Irina Maryanchik, EHH-MA, EEM-CP, PLT

 

 

How to Make Homemade Yogurt

I love making my own homemade yogurt – it contains beneficial bacteria that helps to digest food and promotes healthy functioning of the immune system.

Yogurt that has been sitting on the shelves at the grocery store does not have the fresh, active bacteria that homemade yogurt does. Commercially manufactured yogurt is made from pasteurised milk, it is difficult to digest because it contains sugar, preservatives, and fillers.  It can often cause allergic reaction in many people. Once the commercial yogurt has been refrigerated, the quantity of friendly bacteria decreases and the health benefits decrease. Also, from the weight management perspective, it may contribute to weight gain due to the cold and heavy quality.

If you buy yogurt at the store, choose products that contain live active cultures. If the yogurt has been pasteurized or heated, the beneficial bacteria are dead and will not provide any health benefits.

Homemade yogurt is especially beneficial for individuals on a vegetarian diet. One cup yogurt contains about 13 grams of protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, B complex, and folic acid. People taking antibiotics, which can destroy digestive flora, are often recommended to eat yogurt to replace healthy bacteria.

Fresh yogurt is digested in about 1 hour, as compared to the 3 hours it can take to digest milk. People who have issues with digesting milk say that fresh yogurt is much easier to digest and it actually helps their immune system.

Learning how to make yogurt at home is easier than you think. Use the milk from only from the grass-fed animals, goat or sheep milk is best. Raw milk would be my first choice if you can find a local farm in your area.

Follow these steps to make a delicious homemade yogurt:

Equipment: 5- to 8-cup container with lid, thermometer, plastic or glass spoon.

  1. Heat milk in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently with plastic or glass spoon, until it is steaming, barely bubbling and registers 180°F on an instant-read thermometer. Important tip: Do not leave the milk unattended – it can boil over very quickly.
  2. Pour the milk into a clean, heat-safe 5- to 8-cup container. Let it stand, stirring frequently, until cooled to 110°F.
  3. Open 2 capsules of probiotics and add them into the milk (in a small bowl first), then stir the mixture back into the warm milk.
  4. Cover the container and wrap in a clean kitchen towel to help keep it warm. Place in a very warm place. You may use stove with a light turned on.
  5. Let it stand undisturbed until thickened and tangy, at least 8 and up to 12 hours.
  6. Refrigerate yogurt until cold, for about 2 hours. The yogurt will thicken a bit more in the refrigerator.
  7. You may sweeten yogurt with stevia, fruits, or cacao.

Homemade Yogurt can be stored in regenerator for up to 1 week.

Tip: Make sure that temperature is between 100 and 110 F, otherwise it may kill the bacteria and disturbs a fermentation process.

There are a few ways to create a very warm (about 110°F) environment for making yogurt:

  • Method 1: Turn your oven on to 200° for about 5 minutes, then turn it off. Add the towel-wrapped container of yogurt and if you have an oven light, turn it on for added warmth.
  • Method 2: Place a hot water bottle (or other small container) filled with very hot water alongside the towel-wrapped container in a small cooler.
  • Method 3: Wrap a heating pad set to High around the towel-wrapped container.
  • Method 4: Use yogurt maker (Cost: $25 online).

I hope you will try this recipe at home and enjoy its benefits. Post your comments below if you want to share your tips or recommendations.

Powerful Solutions for Seasonal Allergies

Allergy Relief Six-Oils Formula

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  • 1 drop of Cedarwood essential oil *
  • 1 drop of Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil *
  • 1 drop of Lavender essential oil *
  • 1 drop of Thieves essential oil *
  • 1 drop of Copaiba essential oil *
  • 1 drop of Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil *

Add these essential oils into the empty vegetable capsule. Take one vegetable capsule every morning for two weeks during the spring season. If your allergies get worse, take 2-3 capsules per day.

Avoid red meat, gluten, and dairy as they create excess mucus in the body.

*Use only Therapeutic Grade Young Living Essential Oils.


 

Allergy Relief Lavender Formula

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  • Add 6 to 8 drops of Young Living Lavender oil into the empty vegetable capsule.
  • Fill up the capsule with organic, cold pressed olive or coconut oil.
  • Drink 1 oz of Ningxia Red every morning on an empty stomach.
  • Take 1 capsule of Lavender oil every morning as soon as you notice first allergy symptoms.

When allergies are at their worst, increase the Lavender oil dose to twice a day and drink 1 oz of the Ningxia Red before 3 pm.

*Use only Young Living therapeutic grade essentials oils.

Note: Young Living products can be purchased through the Young Living website or by contacting Irina directly. Please allow 3-5 days to process your order.

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Practical Solutions for Seasonal Allergies

what-is-allergy.jpgWarmer temperatures cause trees to begin pollinating as early as February in some regions, causing allergy season to last an extra month, right into October. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), this early release of pollen has a “priming affect” that make Spring allergies even more severe when the season is in full force.  Combine that with a heavy dose of precipitation over the winter, and you’ve got the ingredients for a unpleasant allergy season.

As opposed to western treatments which are intended to simply block the symptoms, Energy Medicine offers both acute treatments for symptom relief and treatments over a long period of time with the goal of regulating the imbalance behind the allergies.  The best time to treat is 2-3 months before the allergy season so the body can self-regulate and break the habit of the learned response to react aggressively toward the allergen.

While western medicines are very helpful they do not treat the underlying causes of allergies.  By balancing our immune systems in general you can offset these issues in the future.

This article provide practical allergy solutions that work for me and for my clients. They are easy to implement, drug free, have no side effects, and can be used by adults and children. Experiment with them and share with your friends and family.

Happy Spring!

Balance Triple Warmer Meridian

The Triple Warmer Meridian is the meridian that governs your immune system. The imbalance in this meridian can cause your immune system to overreact. This creates an allergic reaction to a substance that poses no real danger to the body, such as dust, pet dander, or pollen.

When Triple Warmer Meridian detects a potential danger, it creates a defense response we call allergenic reaction.  It is often some trauma that occurred in the past while you were exposed to the substance, like the smell of roses during the traumatic event.

Triple Warmer meridian governs your adrenal glands and sends the signal to adrenals to activate production of adrenaline. As tremendous energy being drawn to this meridian during an allergy attack, other energy systems in the body become deficient and weaken. That’s why energy medicine practitioners always balance the Triple Warmer meridian first. Here is how you can do it on your own.

The following exercise sedates Triple Warmer meridian in a minute or two by tracing a portion of it backwards.

Simple Ways to Stop Allergic Reaction

Sedate the Triple Warmer Meridian

1. Rest your face in your hands with your chin in the palms and your fingers at the temples. Take two deep breaths.

2. Using your fingers, trace the skin from your temples to above your ears. Hold this position and take at least two deep breaths.

3. Using pressure, slowly trace your fingers around the ears, neck, and over the top of your shoulders towards your chest until they reach your collarbone.

4. Release your hands and let them drop to your sides.

Tap Triple Warmer 3 Points

TW3pointRUsing the finger-pads of two fingers, tap between the little finger knuckle and the ring finger knuckle on the back of either hand.

Do this while taking a few deep breaths to help further balance the Triple Warmer meridian. Repeat on the other hand.

To be most effective, repeat this exercise once a day for at least 30 days. Otherwise, the Triple Warmer may stay balanced for a few days but return to its habitual pattern and react to the allergen again.

Natural Treatment for the Allergy Headache

One-Nostril Breath works best on headaches caused
by pollution or allergens (time 30-45 seconds):
1. Close your mouth and close off one nostril with a finger.
2. Take four or five slow breaths in and out the open nostril.
3. Repeat through the other nostril

Neti Pot and Salt

Neti Pots are small vessels shaped like Aladdin’s lamp.  Fill it with saltwater and rinse away the prickly sticky pollen grains that cause those terrible allergy symptoms.

Mix a quarter to a half teaspoon on non-iodized salt into a cup of lukewarm water and pour into the pot.  Tilting head over sink, pour up one nostril and water will be expelled out of the other. Repeat on the other nostril and gently blow out each nostril to clear completely.

Natural Antihistamines

  • Stinging Nettle acts as natural antihistamine without the drowsiness and unwanted side-effects of drugs. This can be made into a tea.
  • Butterbur is another of nature’s antihistamines that can be taken in supplement form as well. Take 50 mg twice a day.  Be careful if you are allergic to ragweed, as butterbur is in the ragweed family and can exasperate the symptoms.
  • L-Histidine. Although health practitioners use histidine less frequently than other amino acids, your body uses it to make histamine, which reduces your sensitivity to allergens. (Your body, however, can’t make all the histamine you need.) This amino acid can also enhance the uptake of some minerals like zinc and inhibit the absorption of copper.

Key uses of histidine include:

  • Clinicians recommend this amino acid in the treatment of allergic disorders, high blood pressure, and anemia, because it helps in the formation of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood.

  • You can take histidine following an injury, because it helps form and repair tissue formation and repair.

  • Researchers have linked low histidine levels in the body to symptoms of fibromyalgia (painful or inflamed muscles).

Foods That Treat Allergies

  • Vitamin C has an antihistamine effect and can be found in citrus, strawberries, kiwis, bell peppers and pineapple.
  • Quercetin has been shown to reduce allergic inflammation and to reduce symptoms it can be found in red onions, berries and tea.
  • Omega -3 fatty acids help fight inflammation can be found in cold-water fish, walnuts, flaxseed oil, as well grass-fed meat and eggs.
  • Horseradish, chili peppers and mustard help keep airway clear and acts as a natural, temporary decongestant.

 

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is educational and is provided as general information and for demonstration purposes only. This information is not to be considered advice that you stop seeing your health care professional or stop using prescribed medication without consulting with your doctor.