Your eyes are the mirrors of your soul and it reflects your emotions and even your state of health and mind. It is essential to maintain the health of this very important organ of the body. Your mouth is the organs you use to impress people and express your thoughts. And so you should keep it odor-free and keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong as well. Acupuncture provides a way to keep your eyes and mouth as healthy as possible by treating disorders that are associated with them. This is a treatment that does not entail the use of medications and therefore is 100% safe. Acupuncture is a very old healing procedure that treats the energy channels or meridians in the body.
Acupuncture treatment for eye conditions may entail needling the area near the eye. When performed in those areas, blood and qi flow is stimulated allowing these two important requirements for health to reach the eyes. Blood that carries hormones and nutrients reach the eyes maintaining the health of these very important organs and keeping them disease-free. The UB (urinary bladder) 1 acupuncture point s located in the near the eye’s inner corner of eye (UB-1), and the UB 2, located on the depression at the eyebrow’s midpoint and the inner end of eyebrow as well at the corner of the eyes and outside of the eyebrow.
All these acupuncture points are used to treat conditions such as photophobia, facial paralysis, pain and swelling, excessive tearing, redness, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, blurred vision, night blindness, and cataract among many more. Simple tips that can make your eyes livelier and healthier include:
-Taking supplements regularly such as essential minerals such as omega-3 fatty acid, carotenoid compounds, bioflavinoid, and Vitamins A, B, and E
-Always blinking your eyes while working on the computer or when watching TV
-Exercising regularly to boost circulation in the eyes and thus supplying them with nutrients
-Drinking from 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to maintain hydration
All the muscles in our face are interconnected to each other and so a condition in one facial organ will travel to all the other organs in the face. Therefore, acupuncture points associated with the eyes can be needled to treat disorders in the mouth. Several other ear and neck acupuncture points can also be treated for mouth problems. Acupuncture can treat several mouth disorders including:
Pharyngitis – This condition means that the pharynx is inflamed. It is commonly known as sore throat. Pharyngitis commonly strikes children due to their relatively undeveloped immune system which makes them more prone to infection. Acupuncture for the treatment of pharyngitis can transform the phlegm to clear the respiratory tract and remove the cough. It can also fortify the child’s undeveloped immune system to help ward off infections.
Gingivitis – This condition stems from the inflammation of the gums that result in acute pain, bad breath, redness and bleeding of the gums. Gingivitis develops when there is deficiency of blood and nutrients in the gums. Acupuncture boosts energy and blood flow to that area.
Toothache- Toothache can be mild a type of pain to a severe one that can make it difficult for you to chew, laugh, speak or eat. Acupuncture is usually performed near the site of the problem to help relieve pain, improve circulation and detoxify the meridian in that area.
Acupuncture treatment for mouth, dental and eye conditions can be a very sensitive treatment and so you need to look for an acupuncturist who is licensed and preferably one who has experience or specializes in the field of eyes and mouth disorders.
The process of inserting the needles in these body parts entails precaution and extreme patience on both the patient and acupuncturist. And so it is high advised to find an acupuncturist who has extensive experience in this type of treatment.
Christina Prieto is an Orlando acupuncturist, a certified Yoga instructor and the founder of Harmony Wellness Center in central Florida.