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Home remedies for Eye irritation.

Introduction:

Eye irritations are a common problem. Some common causes are due to:

  • Airborne irritants such as chemicals, smoke, smog, animal dander, and pollen
  • Contact lens wear
  • Excessive rubbing of eyes
  • Inflammation caused by allergens or infections
  • Too much sun exposure
  • Dry eyes or inadequate lubrication of eye surface
  • Viral infections such as the common cold

Common Home remedies for eye irritation:

Honey and milk:

Make an eyewash with warm milk and honey. Honey is known to have many amazing anti septic properties. Take equal parts of honey and lukewarm milk and mix them together and with a dropper she used to instill 2 to 3 drops of this mixture three times the day in each eye and this will often work wonders.

Castor oil:

Pure castor oil is very useful for eye irritations. Administer one drop of castor oil in each eye, thrice a day and that used to magically reduce the swelling and redness.

Cucumber slices:

Cut two slices cucumber and place it in cold ice for a few minutes. Then place the cool cucumber over the closed eyes and it is soothing and reduces the soreness in the eyes.

Rosewater:

When the eyes are irritated you can  rinse your eyes with rose water and it is very soothing for irritated eyes. Even instilling 3 to 4 drops of rose water are useful.

Aloe Vera:

 One of the most proven home remedy in recent times is Aloe Vera.

Aloe vera is readily available in different forms at drug stores and natural food stores and is fairly inexpensive. This natural remedy has proven antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral properties..Aloe Vera eye drops also contains Aloe to soothe inflammation. Aloe is gentle enough to be used in and around the eye.

Conclusion:

A word of caution: Not all red eyes are conjunctivitis. If red eyes or eye irritation persist after three day use of home remedies, please contact your eye specialist.

Medical Qigong.

Introduction;

Medical Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese energetic medicine; it is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical massage.

The Principle – how Qigong acts:

It is believed that disruptions in the electromagnetic energy of the body happen throughout our lifetime as a result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, injuries, surgery, suppression of emotions, and aging. The goal of qigong is to correct these bio-energetic imbalances and blockages. This enables the body to strengthen and regulate the internal organs, the nervous system and the immune system, relieve pain, regulate hormones, and strengthen and release deep-seated emotions and stress. What the Qigong practitioner does is he regulates the patient’s Qi energy and brings the patient back to health.

Medical qigong therapy consists of treatment by a practitioner to regulate the client’s qi. After the treatment the client will be given qigong prescriptions to assist in their ongoing healing. Tailored specifically to the client’s medical qigong exercises use physical movement, breathing methods and mental intention to correct and restore the function in the body.   Like any other system of health care, qigong is not a cure-all but a highly effective health care practice. Qigong as an important form of complementary and alternative medicine.

Common reasons for referring someone to Qigong instruction or therapy:

  • Management of chronic illness
  • Wellness promotion/preventative medicine
  • Stress management
  • Inability of Western medicine to clearly diagnose an illness or condition i.e. strange or bizarre symptoms that don’t conform to any known Western pattern of disease.
  • Patient requests for holistic or natural treatment options
  • Unacceptable risk (to patient or physician) of proposed medical interventions
  • Terminal illness: palliative or therapeutic stages

Some diseases that Qigong treats:

Hypertension: benefits include improved blood pressure control. decreased medication use, decreased mortality by offsetting of the progression of cardiovascular lesions and retinopathy .

Asthma: disorders which are affected by emotional components or stress are very amenable to Qigong.

Allergies: Studies show Qigong can affect the immune system and stabilize the effects of stress and emotions.

Stress and stress-related disorders:  Vague. Fatigue, tension headaches, poor concentration, difficulty sleeping, problems with appetite, vague aches and pains are amenable to Qigong therapy.  

Cancer: Many studies have been presented at scientific meetings about the beneficial effects of Qigong on cancer cells and tumors.

AIDS: It can ameliorate the effects of AIDS especially in the last stages.

Gastro-intestinal: Irritable bowel, peptic ulcer disease, poor appetite, constipation, hemorrhoids, etc are successfully treated with Qigong.

Chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia: These syndromes can be frustrating to treat with Western medicine. Qigong can help these patients rebuild their stores of Qi and balance their energy circulation.

Diabetes: There is evidence that Qigong can alter hormonal levels in the body. Specific Qigong techniques exist for diabetes mellitus.

Arthritis: Qigong appears to benefit rheumatoid as well as osteoarthritis. The exercises are gentle and generally easy to learn.

Musculoskeletal pains and sports injuries: Acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Best used under the guidance of a trained Qigong practitioner to avoid further injury.

Low energy states: If Western medical investigations reveal no clear cause for fatigue or low energy states, it is likely due to Qi deficiency.

Conclusion:

Qigong therapy is a great alternate medicine tool for many vexing problems that the Western orthodox medicine cannot solve.