Natural and Alternative Eye Problems Treatment Options

Eye Problems Treatment {introduction}

Below are alternative and natural treatment options for eye problems such as, but not limited to, Glaucoma (abnormal fluid pressure resulting in vision loss), Macular Degeneration (loss of central, detailed vision), Optic Nerve Atrophy (deterioration of the optic nerve), and Amblyopia (lazy eye). Within this section you will find commonly used acupuncture and acupressure points, appropriate herbal formulas and a variety of information from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) perspectives to aid in the treatment of eye problems.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Eye Problems

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.

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Herbal Formulas

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Ming Mu Di Huang Pian (Wan) - Vision Problems Herbal Formula
Ming Mu Di Huang Pian (Wan) - Vision Problems Herbal Formula

Uses: Vision Problems - Blurry Vision, Poor Vision. Ming Mu Di Huang Pian (Wan) is a Chinese herbal formula for vision issues. This formula is derived from a famous herbal formula called...

Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - Hot Sensation, Sore Bones, Vision Problems Herbal Formula
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - Hot Sensation, Sore Bones, Vision Problems Herbal Formula

Uses: Weakness, Dizziness, Sweating, Sore Low Back, Diabetes. Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (Qi Ju Di Huang Pian) is a variation of the classic formula,...

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Eye Problems related articles

Below are articles related to this condition submitted by our practitioner members. See our practitioner member section for all articles.

  • Chad Dupuis's picture
    Contributor ~ Chad Dupuis
    Submitted On Mon, 05/02/2011 - 8:19am

    Researchers from the Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine at China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan recently conducted a study looking at the effects of auricular acupressure on patients with glaucoma.  Glaucoma is regularly treated with acupuncture (both body and auricular points) with generally positive results.  Here researchers explored acupressure on auricular points to see if they would reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) for patients with glaucoma. 

Forum posts related to Eye Problems

Listed below are forum posts related to this condition. You can click on the posts to submit comments. If you would like to submit a forum post/question related to this condition, please click to submit. For all recent activity see our forum.

  • lfg1's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:32am
    Contributor ~ lfg1

    Central Serous Retinopathy

    Can anyone suggest Acupuncture points to cure this condition ?

    Many thanks


    Comments on this post (1)

  • red13's picture
    Submitted On Mon, 01/27/2014 - 9:03am
    Contributor ~ red13

    I suffer from eye floaters (small particles in my eyesight that flow and descend with the gravity direction) and visual snow when looking at bright areas (for example snow or clouds). 

    Contemporary medicine doesn't know the...

    Comments on this post (1)

  • red13's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 01/19/2014 - 4:25pm
    Contributor ~ red13


    I am a TCM student and am seeking advice. I have developed 3 major conditions that have been confirmed:

    - Kidney Yin deficiency

    Mainly from excessive masturbation. It depleted some of my jing reserves, but I can...

    Comments on this post (9)

  • Chante13's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:32am
    Contributor ~ Chante13

    For about a year I have had mucous in my eyes, esp in the morning when
    > I awaken.  It gets crusty in the corners.  My eyes tend to be watery,
    > thickish all day but by the morning the lids stick together, but not...

    Comments on this post (6)

  • Isabell197515's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 05/19/2013 - 11:01am
    Contributor ~ Isabell197515

    Hello. My name is Isabell and I am trying to help my son.

    He recently had a physical done and his white blod cells came high as well as his blood pressure. He told me something about his protein level being low.

    I know he...

    Comments on this post (1)

  • Ksu's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 03/03/2013 - 11:18pm
    Contributor ~ Ksu

    Hello. I have Amblyopia on my left eye since I was a child. The eye doesn't have any visual defects rather than it doesn't see very well. The difference  between right and left eyes is about 1.0 (right is +0.5, left is...

    Comments on this post (2)

  • tommy45's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 02/01/2013 - 4:43pm
    Contributor ~ tommy45

    Walking between 4 and 7 miles a day (morning and night), but energy level is really low. Trouble sleeping at night unless I take Ambium. Can't lose weight, even though I watch my diet. Having tough time sexually (staying power). Age 53 male....

    Comments on this post (1)

  • Jamie Galvin's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 10/02/2012 - 5:45pm
    Contributor ~ Jamie Galvin

    Hello, I've been treating a 36 yr old female patient hx menstrual issues due to blood stagnation, otherwise quite healthy as that issue is resolving. Now that her cycle has become regular, she is now expressing a concern over a droopy eyelid...

    Comments on this post (3)

  • patxil's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 10/02/2012 - 8:29am
    Contributor ~ patxil

    Hi there,

    I wonder you may help me, I have a case of amblyopia (lazy eye) with very poor vision totally blurry in my left eye, my right eye is ok and so far could manage without glasses however as I'm approaching mid forties both eyes...

    Comments on this post (1)

  • rayeraye's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 06/21/2012 - 9:02am
    Contributor ~ rayeraye

    I noticed after a yintang treatment that my eyelids not only feel "heavy" (tired) but I now have "folds" (where the top part of the eyelid folds down over the eyeball portion) that I never had before.  I bled from...

    Comments on this post (1)

  • Maureen Gallagher's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 05/04/2012 - 10:49am
    Contributor ~ Maureen Gallagher

    Hi, I am a very high myope but see well enough wearing lenses. However my opthamologist has told me I am developing cataracts, at a low level as yet. Because of my high myopia surgery is not a good route for me to go because of the risk of...

    Comments on this post (3)

  • Gina Rino's picture
    Submitted On Wed, 11/16/2011 - 2:37pm
    Contributor ~ Gina Rino


    Challenging case. 47 woman, starting menopause - cycles irregular - no NS. Red to Dark red bld with large clots.Light flow.No pain. 2 births.

    Eyes, painful, weeping upon wind, twitching - open and closed from pain, light...

    Comments on this post (6)

  • Susan Stafford's picture
    Submitted On Fri, 07/22/2011 - 3:41am
    Contributor ~ Susan Stafford

    My client has presented with: mastitis, five throat infections including strepp throat & tonsilittis, flu, sinusitis, conjuctivitis and viral menengitis - all within the last nine months. All of these infections occured within 3-4 weeks of...

    Comments on this post (6)

  • DANIEL LEUCA's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 10/14/2010 - 6:26am
    Contributor ~ DANIEL LEUCA


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    Submitted On Sun, 08/01/2010 - 3:12am
    Contributor ~ klieft


    I treat a patient suffering with MS. We do make some progress with her body in total. Also her eye sight improved (according to her doctor her left eye improved from 20 to 40% sight) but nevertheless she needs stronger glasses...

    Comments on this post (2)

  • michele125's picture
    Submitted On Wed, 07/28/2010 - 10:55am
    Contributor ~ michele125


    I have severe myopia accompanied by astigmatism. My vision is 20/600, meaning that how a person 20/20 vision views an object that is 600 feet away, is how it appears to me when it is 20 feet away.

    I have been wearing...

    Comments on this post (4)

  • svant_m's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 03/16/2010 - 11:37am
    Contributor ~ svant_m


    i am looking for prectice treatment diagnos: ablatio retinae, left eye  my first treatment suggestion:

    3x daily ming mu di huang +  1 x at night yi gan san  + si wu tang/wan

    2x 3 g san...

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    Acupuncture Points for Eye Problems

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Eye Problems

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Eye Problems

    Listed below are TCM Herbal Formulas related to this condition.
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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Eye Problems

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    Western Herbs and Eye Problems Medical Information

    Western herbs for Eye Problems

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Eye Problems - Western Medicine Information

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