Energy Medicine for Eye Health

Your eyes are a reflection of your overall health. Illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease can be revealed in the eyes. Conditions such as glaucoma, optic neuritis or vision loss are often associated with systemic health problems. It is this interconnection between your eyes and your health that energy medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine can tap into and utilize to treat eye and vision problems. Eye conditions respond well to energy medicine techniques, acupuncture and nutrition. These modalities have been used successfully to treat a wide range of eye problems for centuries.

Case Study: The Power of Eden Energy Medicine
for Emergency Care –Seeing More Clearly –
Message from a Wasp

I had the honor to work as a team with other EEM Practitioners to help another student/practitioner and wanted to share this experience with you. I would like to say thank you to Celia, Maddie, Katy, João, and most importantly Donna Eden for this incredible opportunity to experience the power of Eden Energy Medicine at its finest. It works beautifully for clearing and healing emergency situations, shock, allergies, pain, trauma, emotions, and most importantly supported her eye health. What an honor and privilege it is for me to share this work and be part of such an incredible healing community.

Recently, during Class 6 of the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program in England, faculty member Amy McDowell had just finished teaching Energy Medicine First Aid and including the Shock Point and was just moving into a Tracker Demonstration when I looked up and saw two students in distress running out of the room with Madison King and faculty member, João Paulo Pestana, EEM-AP and Faculty Member from Portugal.

EEMCP Year 2 student, Celia Hinton, had just let out a yelp. As she realized the pain she was beginning to experience was from a wasp sting very close to her right eye, she began to cup her eye and her face. Her fellow classmate and friend, Katy Nicol, was sitting next to her and ran to Maddie for help. She then began to guide her out of the room as Celia was going into total shock. Celia began to feel completely ungrounded and the pain worsened as she began to cry and shake.

I grabbed my Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) toolkit and immediately jumped up and ran out into the hall to see how I could help. As Maddie and Katy had sat her down in a comfortable spot, Katy saw the stinger and removed it straight away. She also said “use vinegar for wasps” as I said we need some ice for the swelling, Katy and João ran to the restaurant for ice and vinegar.

Celia’s face was beginning to swell and her eye was quickly closing shut as João applied the vinegar and then ice, I started using various EEM protocols beginning with asking João to hold her Shock Points as I started Pain Relief techniques. We then began together to hold Triple Warmer Strengthening Points on her. For the second time today as I had just returned from holding TW Strengthening Points for an Asthma Attack. I also remarked that it wasn’t necessary for them to have a full-on experience to each protocol they had just learned.

Who knew that Katy had three decades of experience as a crisis nurse working in the ICU, is a trained psychotherapist, and a spiritual healer who carries homeopathic remedies with her and also had personal wasp experience as she had stepped on one the week before. We were our own EEM paramedic squad and she had just the homeopathic remedies needed for histamine reactions and Apis for stings. After we used energy testing for the substances, it was determined a high dose was required.

Then I switched back to more pain relief techniques directly over the eye while João did the Brazilian Toe Technique to help with pain, inflammation, and grounding. I began using a variety of pain techniques including Pain Siphoning with my index finger and thumb making the OK sign as it siphoned out my pinky (heart meridian finger); flipping the magnet to clear polarity; holding the north side of the magnet over the area for pain relief; and clearing the vortex with a crystal. Using a selenite wand, I began to do a mini Chakra clear over the eye followed by tiny Figure 8’s and the Lotus Blossom. All of which began to give Celia some relief.

And now in Celia’s words, “I knew I needed blue somehow and just then Katy looked over to see Dr. Melanie had a cobalt blue silk pouch she was holding so she put it on my face and it cooled the stinging right down. Throughout the entire session she and João kept asking “How does that feel?” “Is this better or worse?” ”What emotions are you feeling?” Giving me such care and empowering me to say what I needed, just as we are being taught to do for our clients. Then Dr. Melanie asked if I would like her to tone (not knowing that I am a musician and a composer and have worked with sound and singers all my life), she began toning and over-toning for me. At one point she asks me, Katy and João to join into the toning if we wanted to. The higher range was uncomfortable, but the middle range (for any musicians from about a fourth below A440 up to the C above) started to feel and sound like my mother singing a lullaby. This was really soothing to the pain, which started to go on and off in waves. Dr. Melanie kept asking me about the emotion present – first of all embarrassment and concern that Katy was missing the tracker demo, then suddenly awful pain in my shoulders and in my back over my Heart Chakra. As Melanie tapped gently on my Heart Chakra, I felt really freezing cold and even more stored pain in the back of my heart. She encouraged me to go into the deep grief as she was using her Advanced Clearing and Manifesting Energies protocol to help me through my deep-seated emotions.

I sobbed and sobbed and “knew” I was crying for the time I spent in the hospital in isolation as a 5-year old child with scarlet fever, unable to see my parents for weeks and feeling abandoned. Waves and waves of grief overwhelmed me as I leaned over on Melanie as if she were my Mum, while she cradled me. João resumed the Shock Points as she put my right hand on my forehead over my main Neurovasculars and asked me to hold the lung source point while she “sssss”d the Metal sound, still tapping rhythmically on my heart and holding my back, which was really comforting for me as she used more toning and over-toning going deep into the heart energy. Then she showed me how to do her “Heart to Heart Protocol” and asked if I felt like there was a tone for me to sing. As I held my hands interlaced on the top of my head over the pineal gland, it was a high oo and then over my Heart Chakra it became a very low tone, almost as low as I can sing (F or G below middle C), really soft, pulling me into my legs and helping me ground. At some point my calves were freezing cold and I asked João to hold them and keep pulling the energy down off my feet, which made me feel much better and more grounded. All the while, my friend Katy has been holding sacred space for me as she holds my hand and comforts me.

I began to hum rather than tone, but that vibrated the venom area around my eye too much and increased the pain where I was stung, so I went back to toning. Melanie began to trace more Lotus Blossoms over and around my eyes. After all this, I could fully open my eye and the swelling had gone right down, with reduced pain from 100% to about 15%. João made me laugh so much saying the “sting” eye looked better than the good one and was congratulating me for setting up this perfect scenario for deep healing.

Then Melanie asked me if I had been named after the patron saint of music and I explained I was named after my paternal grandmother, who had died when my father was 5 years old. I always knew in some way I had repeated that abandonment pattern of my Dad’s and saw that this was not only my clearing, but ancestral clearing as well. I had recently seen a Systemic Constellation Therapist who suggested that I make a collage of pictures of family members. It is in my meditation room and my Grandmother Celia is the one I talk to every time I go into the room.

I felt totally safe and held through the whole healing session (an hour and a half out in the hallway) and am so grateful to Katy, João, Maddie and Dr. Melanie for facilitating the clearance of this old wound. I previously had no conscious memory of it, but I knew it had deeply impacted my life. Leaving me mistrusting and fearing my body. Terrified of hospitals, illness and emotional abandonment which have been repeating patterns for me.

I’ve tried many healing modalities from hypnotherapy to Emotional Freedom Technique, Sedona Method, Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and so many more – with very limited success.

The night before I had slept very badly. So, this morning I had set a clear intention that everything I did today, would be on Source energy and not on my adrenals as I have suffered with adrenal fatigue.

I am so grateful to everyone involved and especially to Donna Eden for sharing this incredible work with me and the world. I feel very honoured, to be a part of and to know this amazing tribe of Eden Energy Medicine healers.

I am also grateful to the Wasp Energy which acted as a catalyst and got my attention, so I could “SEE” more clearly and heal. Dr. Melanie shared with me the significance of the Wasp as an animal totem meant powerful female warrior and shamanic healer. The wasp is the symbol of compassion in its highest form and is here to assist in learning difficult lessons of power and humility. Only those committed to peace may walk with the power of the sting. The alternating stripes representing the Yin and Yang energies that when alchemized in the Heart creates and transcends to a beautiful whole. I know the Wasp Medicine was here to help me “Wake Up” and I completely resonated with her message.

Katy shared with me that the right eye was yang energy, the analytical and skeptical, giving proof positive that this stuff works. And that all of the energy work I had done up to now allowed me to access the deepest, longest held wound. Plus, the ancestral healing shared through time from my orphaned father, all laid the ground work for today’s profound healing.

And thanks to Eden Energy Medicine, I am happy to report the following morning my eye was completely healed!”

By Dr. Melanie Smith, DOM, AP, EEM-AP and Faculty Member from the USA; in collaboration with Madison King, Director of Eden Energy Medicine in Europe; Celia Harper and Katie Marianne-Holt (Students in the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program Year 2 in United Kingdom), and João Paulo Pestana, EEM-AP and Faculty Member from Portugal.

Quick Tips for the Eyes

Your eyes are a reflection of your overall health. Illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease can be revealed in the eyes. Conditions such as glaucoma, optic neuritis or vision loss are often associated with systemic health problems. It is this interconnection between your eyes and your health that energy medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine can tap into and utilize to treat eye and vision problems. Eye conditions respond well to energy medicine techniques, acupuncture and nutrition. These modalities have been used successfully to treat a wide range of eye problems for centuries.
1. Tap or massage around eyes and eyebrow.

2. Lightly pinch around eyes and eyebrows.

3. Close eyes and gently do tiny spindle cell pinches over eyelid.

4. Trace Figure 8’s around eyes in both directions.

5. Press thumbs on Stomach 3 and place fingers over GB 14 (frontal neurovasculars) and hold.

Find more details on the Acupressure points Around the Eyes in our segment below. In Energy Medicine we view the eyes as being governed primarily by the Liver, Kidney and Stomach meridians. Doing a 3-Point Technique by holding Acupressure Sedating, Strengthening and Control points for these meridians will help to balance many eye related issues. Acupuncture Points Around the Eye (also used in Energy Medicine via Acupressure)

There are several powerful acupuncture points around the eyes that promote eye health. These points bring Qi and blood to the eyes to nourish the tissue and improve the condition of the eyes.

Jingming (UB-1) – When translated, Jingming means Bright eyes. This point is located in the inner corner of the eye. It is one of the primary points to bring Qi and blood to the eyes and is used for eye problems of all kinds including early-stage cataracts, glaucoma, night blindness, conjunctivitis and blurred vision. It is the crossing point of five channels: the UB, SI, ST, yang qiao, and yin qiao. While the only channels that are said to actually enter the eye from an Oriental Medical perspective are the LV and HT channels, the UB channel is closely related to the eye, and can therefore be used to treat eye pain. In the brain, the visual information from the eye is processed in the occipital area of the brain, and the UB channel passes through both of these areas. So for severe eye pain, try UB66.Zanzhu (UB-2) – This point lies in the depression at the inner end of the eyebrow. Like Jingming, it is a primary point for the eyes and is used for all types of eye problems. Some of the indications to use this point include headache, blurring or failing of vision, pain in the supraorbital region, excessive tearing, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, twitching of the eyelids and glaucoma.

Yuyao – In the hollow at the midpoint of the eyebrow, directly above the pupil. It is used for eye strain, pain in the supraorbital region, twitching of the eyelids, ptosis, cloudiness of the cornea, redness, swelling and pain of the eyes.

Sizhukong (TW 23) – In the hollow at the outside end of the eyebrow. This point is used for eye and facial problems including headaches, redness and pain of the eye, blurring of vision, twitching of the eyelids, toothache and facial paralysis.

Tongziliao (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.

Qiuhou – Below the eye, midway between St-1 and GB-1 along the orbit of the eye. Used for all types of eye disease.

Chengqi (St 1) – With the eyes looking straight forward, this point is directly below the pupil, between the eyeball and the eye socket. This is a main point for all eye problems, conjunctivitis, night blindness, facial paralysis and excessive tearing. In addition to acupuncture and Energy Medicine techniques, there are several things you can do each day to maintain eye health and avoid problems. Drink eight to ten glasses of water to keep your body and eyes hydrated. Stop smoking. Exercise to improve overall circulation. Make a conscious effort to stop periodically to rest and blink frequently especially when reading, working on a computer or watching television. This is an excellent time to incorporate Energy Medicine for Eye techniques. Avoid rubbing your eyes. Always remember to always protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV light and glare with protective lenses.

Chrysanthemums: More Than Meets the Eye

Chrysanthemum flowers (Ju Hua) are boiled to make a popular cooling tea to drink or use topically on the eye. Chrysanthemum tea has many medicinal uses. Used for at least 2,000 years, this herb was first listed by the physician Shen Nong who suggested that continued use would “slow aging and prolong life.” The boiled flowers or tea bags may be kept in the fridge and used as eye masks to ease tired eyes, reduce heavy eye bags and get rid of redness, pain or dryness of the eyes.
Ingredients
* 60 – 80 White Chrysanthemum Flowers
* 3 teaspoons of Jasmine Green Tea
* Rock sugar or honey
* 4 liters (1 Gallon) of water

Instructions
1. Wash the chrysanthemums.
2. Put chrysanthemums and tea into a cooking pot.
3. Pour in water and bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
5. Add rock sugar or honey.
6. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
7. Strain and put into the refrigerator.
8. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Eight Essential Nutrients for Eye Health

Support your eye health by incorporating these 8 essential nutrients into your diet!
1. Lutein and Zeaxanthin – carotenoid compounds found in the lens and retina of the eyes. These antioxidants protect eyes from free radicals and A diet high in these compounds may protect the eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts. Lutein helps the eye filter light properly. Zeaxanthin helps the eye neutralize free radicals from ultra-violet radiation and oxygen. Carotenoid compounds are found in yellow and orange fruits & vegetables, dark green, leafy vegetables and egg yolks.

2. Vitamin A – helps prevent night blindness, stops the formation of cataracts, and may prevent blindness from macular degeneration. Deficiency can cause dry eyes, corneal ulcers, swollen eyelids and, if not corrected, blindness.

3. Vitamin C – helps the eye’s production of aqueous humor and the reformation of the cornea. Vitamin C can help reduce the risk of cataracts. It may also play a role in delaying macular degeneration and preventing and relieving glaucoma.

4. Vitamin B12 – helps the eye shield protein in the lens.

5. Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant shown to prevent cataracts and helps prevent macular degeneration. It helps the eye process free radical damage from the retina.

6. Bioflavonoids – give certain foods their color and often work as antioxidants. Any food that contains these nutrients also contains vitamin C. Citrus, red and purple fruits are excellent for the eyes.

7. Omega 3’s – These essential fatty acids convert into prostaglandins that regulate intraocular pressure, help the eye drain and may help protect against dry eye syndrome. Connected with eyesight development, deficiencies of essential fatty acids may lead to impaired vision, retinal or macular damage. The best source of Omega 3’s is cold water fish such as Salmon.

8. Essential Minerals – Zinc, Selenium, and Copper are all essential for healthy eyesight. Zinc helps the body absorb vitamin A which is required for normal eye function and adapting to the dark. Zinc has been used for the specific purpose of reducing age related macular degeneration and a deficiency may lead to cataracts. Selenium helps the body to absorb vitamin E and helps the eye withstand free radicals. Copper helps reduce the development of age related macular degeneration. It helps the eye form strong, flexible connective tissue for proper structure.

How Eye Disorders Are Treated With Acupuncture

Sometimes an imbalance within the body can manifest as an eye problem, just as the health of the eyes is often a reflection of an imbalance or health problem elsewhere in the body. When you are treated for an eye condition with acupuncture or energy medicine techniques, any underlying imbalances that are attributing to your symptoms will be addressed. The eye problems will also be treated directly by promoting circulation of Qi (life force) and blood around the eyes. Common eye problems treated include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Chronic Dry Eyes
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Floaters
  • Night Blindness or Weak Night Vision
  • Strained, Tired or Twitching Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Allergies
  • Dark Circles Under Eyes
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