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Your eyes are two of the most complex organs in your body, but can often be taken for granted. June is Cataract Awareness Month, and Oriental medicine can help your eyes more than you know. It’s never too late to start taking better care of your eyes.
People with cataracts (which includes nearly all adults over the age of 65) are told there is nothing that can prevent the growth of cataracts and therefore to wait until the cataract “ripens” (gets more opaque) and then have it removed surgically, according to acufinder.com
This is a Western medicine approach, but in Oriental medicine (OM), so much more can be done than surgery. Eye diseases in OM are closely related to a weakness in the liver and kidneys. If the liver and/or kidneys are weak, then vision will be affected. Also, spleen health can also be a cause of something like cataracts because the spleen transports nutrients to the body, particularly in an upward direction, so if the spleen is deficient, cataracts may be a negative side effect. Acupuncture is recommended for people with eye problems and points along the liver channel will most likely be treated.
Anyone can do self-acupressure too! There are a number of acupuncture/acupressure points around the eyes (basically around the orbits of the eyes which are the bones that surround the eyeballs). The points shown above are some of the major local eye points (from acufinder.com).