Can Chiropractic Help Improve Eyesight?

According the Journal Of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics a 25 year old woman underwent Chiropractic treatment for back pain; she was also suffering from glaucoma. After one visit to the Chiropractor the patient noticed an improvement in her eyesight. After four adjustments her visual field increased from %2 to %20. This sounds unbelievable, so how could this be so?

The Chiropractor manipulates and realigns the spinal column into correct alignment. This allows the nervous system to function properly and reduces any tension around the body. The nervous system regulates every cell of the body. Certain vertibrae contain nerves that lead to specific body areas and parts. For example, the Sympathetic chain” has nerves to the eyes, ears, and other sense organs. The second vertibrae from your scull affects the eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinuses, and other areas.

The only downside of Chiropractic is the price. However, the benefits could be priceless as the video below demonstrates.

Chinese Acupressure to Improve Eyesight

This is an exercise borrowed from the Chinese and its purpose is to promote better eyesight. It relieves stress in the eye and the area surrounding the eyes. As it is based on Chinese acupressure it releases energy flows, or “Qi” or “Chi” energy.

You can combine all of these eye acupressure areas in one routine, or pick and choose certain points.

Massage these points seven times in one circular direction, then seven times in the opposite direction. You can use your thumbs or your index finger to do this.

sketch-of-the-eye

Circular motions on these acupressure points:

  1. Side of nose, next to the corner of the eye
  2. Under the eyebrow, the left and right of the top of the nose
  3. Start of the eyebrow, where the bone behind the eyebrow turns into the bridge of your nose
  4. Corner of the eye, one the bone in the corner of the eye
  5. Above the cheekbone
  6. Under the eye, on the bone just below your eye, in line with your pupil if you look straight ahead
  7. Side of nose, under pupil. Helps relieve pressure in the sinuses