Today, we will be looking at ways in which you can treat your eyes holistically. Nearly 1 million Americans suffer from eye infections every year. It is estimated that around 3.2 million American women over the age of 50 suffer from dry eye syndrome. This number could drop if people would start treating their eyes from a holistic point of view.
What is Holistic Eye Health?
According to Doctor Barry Green O.D., holistic eye care means treating vision in the context of the whole person. He says that in reality, we see with our entire being, not just with our eyes.
Holistic eye health and care help you look at the reasons for the conditions that you are suffering with. Instead of just treating the symptoms, the holistic eye professional will look into why has this condition occurred? Is it something physical, emotional, something that you have eaten or is there another reason as to why your eyes are not as healthy as they used to be?
What are the Holistic eye health options?
There are several options that you can turn to for Holistic eye health.
Homeopathy will help treat your eye condition using natural remedies and treatments. It helps to stimulate and support your body’s self-healing capabilities.
Supplements can help keep your eyes healthy. Omega 3s help to keep your tear quality good which will help prevent your eyes from drying out.
- Going to a holistic eye doctor
Going to see a medical professional that treats you holistically will allow the professional to treat your symptoms as well as understand what the cause of the symptoms is.
Herbs and other natural materials can help boost overall visual acuity.
Acupuncture can help with severe chronic eye conditions, reduce sensitivity to light, help with blurred vision, and more.
What are the benefits and limitations to Holistic eye health?
Holistic eye health allows you to not only treat your eyes but also treat other areas that might be affecting your eyes in the long run.
The benefit of eating a healthy diet will not only help you treat your eyes and prevent damage, but it will also help to keep your entire body healthy. Following a Mediterranean-style diet will deliver nutrients to your entire body. “Retinal health benefits from omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and E and zinc.”- Doctor Taslaman
Holistic treatments can only take you so far. It is a great and natural way for you to keep your body healthy and ensure that your body is managing the stress that you put it under every day. Holistic eye health does have its limitations. If you are treating your eye condition naturally and it is not getting better after 6 weeks, you need to seek medical help. If the condition gets worse, stop your holistic treatments and go see a conventional doctor right away. There might be a problem that runs deeper than you or your holistic practitioner thought.
When you look in the mirror every morning, those eyeball of yours that is staring back at you are doing far more work than you ever thought or realized.
Prevention is better than cure they say and holistic health allows you to follow that saying. Look after your eyes naturally and holistically, it will help you keep your eyes as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
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