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Nearsightedness

Overview

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a condition characterized by an inability to properly see clearly when looking at objects at a mid- or far distance, while the ability to see clearly up close is unaffected. Nearsightedness occurs because light rays containing visual images fall in front of the retina instead of on it, making it difficult to properly see at a distance. All that conventional medicine can offer as treatments for nearsightedness are corrective prescription lenses (glasses or contact lenses) or surgery (Lasik and PRK).

The most common symptoms of nearsightedness are the inability to see clearly when looking at objects in the distance, a need to squint the eyes in order to see clearly, and eyestrain. Fatigue and headaches are other common symptoms.

The main causes of nearsightedness are due to the eyes becoming longer than normal or the cornea becoming too steeply curved. Another common cause has to due with an inability of the eye lens and its associated muscles to properly relax.

Shortcomings of Conventional Nearsightedness Treatments
The primary conventional treatments available for nearsightedness are corrective prescription lenses or surgery. Both treatment methods are not without shortcomings, however, and can potentially result in serious complications.

Corrective Prescription Lenses: Corrective lenses in the form of glasses or contact lenses are the most commonly prescribed conventional treatment for astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. While they can certainly improve symptoms caused by all three of these vision disorders, they can also worsen them as well, and usually do over time, by leading to long-term dependency on lens wearing due to decreased sensitivity of the eye muscles that result from wearing corrective lenses. Other side effects of corrective lenses include increased sensitivity to artificial light, and loss of depth of perception.

Contact lenses can cause additional problems, including a significant increase in the risk of developing microbial keratitis, an infectious condition characterized by inflammation of the cornea.
Surgery: In recent years, surgical procedures to correct astigmatism and far- and nearsightedness have become popular. The two main types of surgeries for this purpose are Lasik surgery and photorefractive keratomy (PRK). Lasik surgery is conducted using an extremely thin blade, with which the surgeon cuts a flap near the top of the cornea. A laser is then employed to burn away part of the cornea, after which the cornea flap is reattached. PRK also reshapes the cornea using a laser, without the need for first creating a cornea flap, but usually requires a longer waiting period before patients experience improvements in their vision.

Though many patients report improved vision after undergoing Lasik and PRK surgeries, both procedures can cause the following side effects:

  • Free radical damage caused by the laser that can result in an unhealthy thinning of the cornea and damage to its structural integrity.
  • Chronic dry eye due to a diminished capacity to produce tears.
  • A sensation of halos around lights.
  • Impaired visual acuity.
  • Tear in and detachment of the retina.
  • Holes in the macula (the central region of the retina), which lead to macular degeneration.
  • Damage to the optic nerve.

Eye Excercises: The following eye exercises are useful for preventing and reversing most types of vision problems.

  • Rest your eyes for five minutes every 30 to 60 minutes, relaxing your gaze and staring into space.
  • Blink your eyes regularly. This reduces eyestrain.
  • Take regular breaks throughout the day to breathe deeply for a few minutes, coupled with neck and shoulder stretching. This helps to ensure that your eye muscles receive adequate amounts of oxygen.
  • To further reduce facial tension, yawn in an exaggerated fashion. Doing so helps to stretch and relax your facial muscles.
  • Cover your eyes with you palms for five minutes and breathe deeply. Do this every one to two hours.
  • Spend 20 to 30 minutes each day rapidly switching your focus from near to far. An easy way to do this is to hold your finger six to eight inches from your eyes. Focus on it for a moment, then focus on an object in the distance. Keep changing your focus from near to far. This is an excellent way to exercise your eye muscles.
  • Roll your eyes all the way up and down in a full circular motion for five minutes, three to five times a day.
  • Pin a sheet of reading material to the wall and read it from two feet away (or closer if you need to). Each day, step further away from the wall. With regular practice, you will eventually be able to read the same material from across the room. If you are nearsighted, reverse this process, starting as far away from the sheet of paper as you need to be, then slowly moving closer each day until you are able to read it standing only a few inches away.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.

Health Protocols

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Detoxification Therapy:

  • Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.  It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
  • Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste  www.wecarespa.com

Hydrotherapy:

Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.  For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitionerhere.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water.
  • Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two litres of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide.

Emphasize a diet of organic, whole foods, with a daily abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Choose from a wide variety, focusing on those foods rich in antioxidants. These include red, orange and purple bell peppers, carrots, celery, dark-green leafy vegetables such as chard, kale, collard, spinach and richer colored green leaf lettuces, parsley, tomatoes and yellow squash. Fruits high in anti-oxidants include berries, especially raw or juiced Acai berries, Goji berries and dark colored berries, purple and red grapes, plums, cherries, mangos, melons and citrus fruits. For a sweet treat or to help curb chocolate cravings, enjoy the anti-oxidant rich unsweetened cacoa. Mixed with natural sweeteners such as raw honey or agave syrup, cacoa is a scrumptious alternative to the typical refined sugar in conventional chocolate products.

Organic egg yolks are also recommended because they are rich in carotenoids, an important class of antioxidants. It is best to eat soft, rather than hard cooked egg yolks to preserve the heat sensitive valuable carotenoids. Soft boiled, poached, sunny side up, or raw eggs are best. Raw eggs may be eaten if they come from a reliable organic source and are washed prior to cracking. Samonella travels on the shell of the egg and enters the egg from the outside, so washing eggs with hot sudsy water minimizes exposure.

Avoid all processed and fried foods, sugar and sugar products, refined, simple carbohydrates, alcohol, and unhealthy hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Milk and dairy products should be consumed sparingly, and preferably raw and organic. Avoid conventional flesh foods and overcooked/grilled meats. In addition, test for food allergies and sensitivities and eliminate those foods that test positive.

Also be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day, at least half your body weight in ounces, to help flush out accumulated debris in the eye drainage channels. Proper hydration is also essential for maintaining the suppleness of the eyes’ lenses. Fresh raw green juices are also an important addition to one`s daily food plan. See the recipe section for green juice suggestions.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef.  The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

Useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, flavonoids, lutein, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), riboflavin, selenium, taurine, zeaxthanin, and zinc.

  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day  for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here.
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

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Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you
have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
  • Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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  • Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
  • Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress.  Find a local practitioner here or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com.
  • Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind.  Find a practitioner here.

Ayurvedic Medicine

As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

According to Ayurvedic theory, most vision problems are due to digestive disorders. Emphasis is given to regular eye exercises, as well as the use of the herbs amla, licorice, and triphala, and a diet rich in organic, whole food with abundant quantities of antioxidant rich vegetables such as carrots and spinach.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

According to TCM theory, most vision problems are due to diminished liver function. To restore healthy liver function, TCM practitioners combine acupuncture with dietary changes and traditional Chinese herbs, such as ginkgo biloba and ginseng.

Aromatherapy

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Below are some of our suggestions for blended massage oils to relax or revive.

  • Invigorating citrus massage: Blend 3 drops of bergamot essential oil, 2 drops of peppermint and 1 drop of lemon in 20mls of sweet almond oil (2fl oz). Bergamot has an uplifting citrus aroma and balsamic overtones, this blended with the stimulating ‘coolness’ of the peppermint and the citrus ‘tang’ of the lemon oil produce a wonderfully uplifting massage blend.
  • Invigorating lavender massage: Blend 2 drops of Lavender with 2 drops of orange and 2 drops of peppermint with 20mls of Sweet almond oil. This blend is a ‘cooling’ invigorating mixture with the floral scent of the lavender combining with the lively peppermint and the warm orange oil. An invigorating massage experience.
  • relaxing massage: Three drops of Sandalwood and one drop of chamomile blended with 20mls of sweet almond oil. A relaxing blend with the relaxing tones of the sandalwood and the ‘fruity’ tones of the chamomile. This is an ideal massage blend to unwind with at the end of the day.

Homeopathic Medicine

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

There are many homeopathic remedies used to treat myopia, among them Physostigma 30, which is used in cases on increased myopia. Other remedies are Belladonna, which is one of most commonly used in homeopathic treatments of myopia and Rhus Toxicodendron and Phos 30.

Another of the homeopathic remedies used in myopia treatments is Ulium tigrinum, which is very useful in cases of astigmatism, impaired vision and lachrymation. It has the ability to restore weal ciliary muscle. Agarius muscarius and Carboneum Sulphuratum are used for cases of nearsightedness.

Symptoms that indicates need for use of Carboneum Sulphuratum are myopia accompanied with atrophy of optic disc, congested arteries and veins, retinal congestion, foggy and impaired vision and centrol scotoma that receives green and red light but not a white one.

Agaricus muscarius is a homeopathic remedy also recommended for cases of nearsightedness, when some of the symptoms include difficulty to read.

Ruta Graveolens is commonly used remedy in cases of nearsightedness and eye strain followed by headache, pain in the eyes while reading, feeling of pressure in the eyebrows and disturbance of accommodation.

Viola Odorata is remedy recommended fro children with symptoms like pain above the eyebrows, compressed eyeballs or headache across the forehead.

Euphrasia is often used in cases of catarrhal eyes, accompanied with feeling of pressure on the eyes, frequent inclination to blink and watery eyes.

Physostigma is homeopathic remedy recommended for cases of myopia or near sightedness, when symptoms of it includes inability to raise eyelids, night blindness, photophobia, twitching of ocular muscles, contraction of pupils, partial blindness, astigmatism, glaucoma, spasms of ciliary muscle and increasing myopia.

Lilium Tigrinum is remedy often used in cases of myopic astigmia and impaired vision. Dosages recommended in those cases are higher, and it sometimes takes a while before this remedy starts to affect the troubled eyes.

Herbs

The following herbs can help to prevent and slow the progression of nearsightedness: bilberry, curcumin, gentian root, grapeseed extract, ginkgo biloba, and pine bark extract (pycnogenol).  Liquorice is also another spice that is used as a remedy for myopia. Take liquorice in very small quantity (not more than half a spoon) and mash it up. Make two equal parts, mix one in honey and the other in ghee. Consume these mixtures every day twice with milk. Take each mixture once.

Other

Bates Method: The Bates Method was developed at the beginning of the 20th century by Dr. W. H. Bates, M.D. (1865-1931), a prominent American ophthalmologist, to improve sight and restore natural habits of seeing, which Dr. Bates believed became impaired through strain, tension and the resulting misuse of the eyes. The aim of the Bates Method is to teach people with vision problems such as astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness how to get the eyes and mind work together harmoniously to significantly improve eyesight.

The Bates Method is not a medical treatment, but a method of re-education that involves both active learning and the receptive awareness of how to appreciate what we see, such as the appreciation of a painting, a beautiful garden or a cathedral. Dr. Bates believed that healthy eyesight is the result of a relaxed state of mind and body in which the individual feels a direct contact with the surrounding world through his or her five senses. Poor eyesight, he believed, is the result of tension, where the person is, to a greater or lesser extent, isolated from the outside world through being locked in a pattern of psycho-physical tensions, such as worry, anxiety, rigidity, day-dreaming, boredom, confusion, impatience, etc.

The Bates Method is taught via a student-teacher relationship in which the student is shown how to relax the eyes, then the body, and then the body and eyes together. As the relaxation progresses, the mind, the eyes and the body begin to focus together more harmoniously, allowing eyesight to improve naturally by itself, along with the overall health of the eyes.

Biofeedback Training: Biofeedback training has been shown to be helpful for improving a variety of vision disorders, including astigmatism, near- and farsightedness, and night blindness. Traditional biofeedback training helps patients become better able to relax the muscles of their forehead, thus reducing pressure of the eyeball and overall eyestrain.

A specific biofeedback instrument for improving poor eyesight is the Accommotrac Vision Trainer®, developed by optometric physician Joseph, Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D., of New York City. This device works by measuring how clearly and effectively the retina perceives images. As patients change their focus, the Accommotrac transforms the visual images they are viewing into sound. This enables them to become better able to detect and control their changes in focus, thus also improving their control over the eye muscles themselves. Treatment sessions are typically scheduled once a week for an hour each time. The Accommotrac has been shown to provide significant improvements in refractory vision problems, including astigmatism, near- and farsightedness, and night blindness.

Juice Therapy: Drink 16 ounces of carrot juice and/or carrot juice combined with freshly juiced celery, cucumber, parsley, and spinach in two divided doses (eight ounces per serving) each day.

Lifestyle: Avoid eyestrain by refraining from working at a computer terminal or reading for long periods of time. Also refrain from watching television or movies in the dark, as well as spending prolonged periods in darkness.

Almond, coconut, aniseed and candy sugar This is one of the simple home remedies for myopia. Mix almond, coconut, aniseed and candy sugar and make them into a powder. This powder can be consumed twice daily. It is known to improve myopic condition.

Yoga The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.

Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.

Qigong –Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body.  See article section for more information about the art of qigong.

Alternative Professional Care
The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for preventing and treating cataracts: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Behavioral and Syntronic Optometry, Bodywork (Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, and Therapeutic Massage), Craniosacral Therapy, Chiropractic, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Magnetic Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, and Osteopathic Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

Looking at myopia: www.naturalnews.com/028750_nearsightedness_medicine.html

Home remedies for myopia: Preventing myopia:  www.naturalnews.com/025822_myopia_eye_stress.html

The benefits of palming: www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/memory_and_smell.php

The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php

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Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf

Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf

Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf

Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php

Video

Improve your eyesight with Carina Goodrich: www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/regain_reading_clarity.php

EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html

Research

Simple exercises to improve your vision: www.naturalnews.com/035506_eyesight_exercises_presbyopia.html

Restore and maintain good eye health: www.naturalnews.com/032193_eye_health_vision.html

Preventing myopia:  www.naturalnews.com/025822_myopia_eye_stress.html

Yoga beneficial for myopia: www.yogawiz.com/blog/yoga-benefits/yoga-cure-nearsightedness.html

Further Information (links and books)

Astigmatism Treatments – Natural Eyesight Improvement for Clear Vision by Clark Night

Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight Naturally! by Thomas R. Quackenbush; Seeing Without Glasses: A Step-By-Step Approach To Improving Eyesight Naturally by Robert-Michael Kaplan;

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics by John McKenna

by Bernie S Siegel

The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

1,000 Indian Recipes (1,000 Recipes) by Neelam Batra;

Food–Your Miracle Medicine by Jean Carper

Vision Sense, NorthStar Nutritionals

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Vision Advantage

www.drdavidwilliams.com (800) 888-1415

Vision Essentials, Health Directions

www.drwhitaker.com (888) 886-8213

Vision Clear Formula, Vibrant Life

www.ivlproducts.com (800) 218-1378

Program for Better Vision, Real Health Breakthroughs

www.realhealthlabs.com (800) 565-6656

Macular Degeneration

www.altoonamedicalsupply.com (800) 442-8367

Vision Formula, Vita-Vision

www.vitalmaxvitamins.com (800) 815-5151

Carina Goodrich carina@janetgoodrichmethod.com – eyesight specialist

Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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