By applying pressure to specific points and making use of acupuncture, we are able to relieve pain and heal quite a number of illnesses. The magic in acupressure and acupuncture is in their simplicity, as they work by assisting the body in overcoming different health conditions on their own. Eye health and quality of vision can also be improved by recognizing the pressure points that affect them, as eye pressure is usually caused by pressure on the neck muscles that affect blood flow to the eyes. Whether you suffer from poor eyesight or teary eyes, these 7 pressure points will help improve your vision and prevent any other eye conditions from occurring:
1. Around the eye socket
To relax your eye muscles, reduce neck, back, and shoulder tension, and get rid of headaches, it is recommended that you massage your eye socket. Place your index finger and middle finger on your eyebrows and move them in a circular motion across the edge of the orbital bone. Do this for 5 minutes every day.
2. The third eye
Massaging this point will help reduce eye pressure and also prevent headaches and nasal congestion. This point completely relaxes the nervous system and helps you cope with stress more easily. Place your ring finger on the bridge of your nose, between your eyebrows, and press on it for 7-8 minutes. Alternatively, you can massage the area gently. While massaging or pressing on this area, look straight ahead, keeping your eyes either open or closed.
3. The bridge of the nose
Massaging this point helps to reduce eye strain, fatigue, and redness. This point can be found under the eyebrows near the bridge of the nose. Place your thumbs on both sides of your nasal bridge and apply some light pressure. Do this once a day for 5 minutes.
This point can help make your visions clearer, and at the same time prevent headaches and sinus issues. Place your index fingers on both sides of your nostrils and gently massage the area. Make sure your fingers are on the edge of your nostrils and press both points and the same time. Do this once a day for 5 minutes.
5. The inner corner of the eyes
Aiding in clearer vision and relaxation of the eye muscles, this point is located beside the inner corners of the eyes near your nasal bridge. Using your index fingers, put pressure on the inner corners of the eyes. If you would like to apply more pressure you can use your thumb as well. Be very careful not to touch or press on the eye itself. Do this for 3-5 minutes daily.
6. Tips of the thumbs
According to Chinese medicine, the tips of the thumbs are directly related to the neck muscles. The neck muscles help nourish the eyes through blood flow that travels through the neck to reach them. It is recommended that you sit in a chair in a relaxed position and simply massage the tip of your right thumb using your left hand and then switch to massaging your left thumb with your right hand. Do this for 3-5 minutes for each thumb daily to see an improvement in clarity of eyesight.
7. Tips of the big toes
The toes are also connected to the neck muscles and eyes, and massaging them can help prevent many vision problems such as allergy-related teariness. Just like in the point above, to massage this point sit in a chair in a relaxed position, hold your foot in your hands and press on the tip of the toe for 3-5 minutes daily for both toes. You can also try to walk on tiptoes – this helps improve circulation not only in the neck but throughout the whole body.
It's very easy to massage these pressure points, so it is definitely a solution you should try if you have problems with vision or your eyes in general. If you wear glasses you should remove them occasionally throughout the day to give your eyes a rest. Additionally, you can try to roll your eyes to improve their mobility and keep them fit. Furthermore, try to avoid being in front of the computer or TV for too long as this can cause unnecessary strain on the eyes.
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