Natural Remedies for Cataracts

Cataracts are caused by a protein buildup of the eye lens causing a clouding of the vision. A quarter of the population over the age of 65 suffers from cataracts. They also may appear after an eye injury.

Cataracts may interfere with vision gradually, eventually obscuring vision completely and causing blindness. Causes are attributed to aging, steroid drops, injuries, excessive UV light, and lack of anti-oxidants. Diabetics tend to have more cataracts, which may be related to blood sugar control.

Naturally nourish and support the body to help prevent and better manage symptoms of cataracts. The Chinese believe cataracts are from a liver disturbance. Other authors see it as a calcium metabolism problem, not unlike bone spurs where calcium is not deposited correctly. Yet others believe cataracts are linked to blood sugar control. Supplements such as Bilberry or antioxidants like Picnogenol may help increase microcirculation. Beta-carotene up to 100,000 IU’s a day may also help nourish the eyes.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Cataracts

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herbal supplements should be used for several months for best effect.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Liver Formula for general liver and eye health.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright formula used for eye health.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright Liquid
, Use as a wash, 5 drops in an ounce of saline solution and put in eyes several times a day.

Herb single:

Calendula tincture – used externally as a diluted eye solution


Cell Salts to Help Cataracts

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1Calc Fluor 6X – connective tissue, flickering vision
#2 Calc Phos 6X – calcium metabolism, especially after abscess, sensitive to light
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue, also corneal ulcers, weak vision


Cataract Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Calcerea carb – spots and ulcers on cornea, weak ankles, obesity

Calcarea fluor – connective tissue, flickering vision

Causticum – vision obscured, double vision, sparks and dark spots. Cataracts and motor disturbances. Used also for paralysis.

Mag carb – digestive disturbances, dry eyes, profuse tearing. Eyes glued in morning. Dim eyes, black spots.

Silicea – connective tissue, also corneal ulcers. Weak vision.

Sulphur – halo around lights. Black gauze or motes before eyes. Burning eyes. Eye trembling, quivering eyelids.

Homeopathics for cataracts from injuries

Arnica montana – always used first fro injuries along with other injury remedies.

Calendula – used for injuries, scratches, cuts, and surgery.

Conium – sensitive eyes with excessive tearing from injuries, abrasion. Ulceration, etc. dim sight, blurred from frustration.

Tellurium metallicum – chalky white on lens. Cataract following injuries. With thick and inflamed eyelids.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Pink Eye(Conjuncitivis) Natural Remedies

Also known as Pink Eye, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva or covering over the white of the eye. Causes – bacterial, fungal, or allergic reactions. It can be very contagious. It can be from eyestrain or results of other diseases. Symptoms are sore swollen eyes with puss and mucus discharge that can give the eyes shut in the morning upon waking, sensitivity to light, and dry, burning, redness. Pink eye is often connected with fevers or colds, flu, pneumonia, etc.

Medical treatment uses antibiotics for infectious type and may use steroid drops. They have side effects and some may recur as only symptoms are treated. They can’t treat the viral type. Always check with your eye doctor if symptoms persist.

From the natural perspective it is an outcome of an imbalance of the immune system. The Chinese say it is a liver imbalance. Clean up the liver and the eyes get better through herbs cell salts, or homeopathics. The right remedy usually will clear up the problem within 24 hours.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Pink Eye – Conjunctivitis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations for internal usage are to support the eyes and liver:

Dave’s Liver Formula to support the liver.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal eyebright formula to support the eyes and liver.

Use an eyecup, drops in the eyes, or an eye compress of some of the following herbs. Include one or more herbs together. Make a tea of 1 teaspoon of the cut herb to 8 ounces of water. Boil and pour over the herbs and use lukewarm or cool. Use Arnica flowers Chamomile flowers or Fennel seed or Eyebright externally.


Cell Salts to Help with Pink Eye

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc sulph 6X – thick yellow discharge, cornea ulcers
#4 Ferr phos 6X – acute or traumatic without discharges, red, painful
#11 Nat sulph 6X – sensitive to light, burning, hot, granular feeling, and for liver support


Pink Eye Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aconite – after exposure to cold wind, dust or surgery.

Allium cepa – inflammatory conjunctivitis, sharp, irritating nasal secretions. Better in the open; worse warmth.

Apis – eyelids are puffy and inflamed, heat feeling, stinging, burning pains, feelings of foreign body, hot body, thirsty, extreme photophobia better for cool; worse for warmth.

Argentum nit – chronic conjunctivitis, inflammation w, desire sweets. Burning, splinter feeling, pus, eyes glued in morning, raw meat looking. Worse for warmth, better cool, fresh air.

Arsenicum album – conjunctivitis, especially old, weak patients that have chronic diseases. Restless at night with high thirst. Burning pains with irritating tears, lids and cheeks can be very sore. Better warmth.

Belladonna – high fever, dilated pupils, use after ophthalmologist appointment. Redness, grittiness, discharge.

Calendula – after exposure to cold wind, dust or surgery.

Euphrasia – red swollen, burning, itching. Tears are sharp and sore. Photophobia – epidemic measles conjunctivitis.

Pulsatilla – better cold on eye. Bland yellow discharge spreading to other eye, worse at night with measles.

Ruta – eye strain, computer operator

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Eye Cornea Natural Remedies

The cornea is the outermost transparent layer protecting the eye. The curve of the cornea influences the refraction which determines whether vision is nearsighted or farsighted.

Modern medicine treats cornea problems with various medications and procedures. Always see a professional when corneal problems are suspected.

Using natural supplements of herbs, cell salts, and homeopathic remedies can support the body to heal itself and can be taken along with medications (check with your doctor). For good eye nutrition, use a whole-food natural vitamin from New Chapter. The absorption is better with this type of supplement.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Cornea Problems

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright – for vision and inflammatory eye conditions, use for several weeks

External applications:

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright liquid drops. (To use, dilute 5 drops of the tincture in 1 ounce dropper bottle and fill with an ounce of distilled water. Put several drops in the eye up to 3 times a day. This may cause a temporary stinging sensation. Keep refrigerated and renew dropper bottle once a week.)


Cell Salts to Help Cornea Problems

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – corneal flexibility
#9 Nat mur 6X – corneal dryness
#12 Silicea 6X – corneal flexibility, scarring


Cornea Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

The following homeopathics are for cornea blisters, burning sensation, inflammation and redness, infection and pus, scarring, swelling, pressure, sharp pains:

Cornea blisters

Apis mellifica – allergic puffy eye; stinging; hot tears; pus, inflammation.

Arsenicum album – burning; hot acrid tears; photophobia; restlessness, worse at night.

Mezereum – dry eyes, they feel too large; cold feeling and stiffness of bone; twitching; radiating pains.

Rhus tox – pustular inflammations, photophobia; stiff eyes; feels worse in change of weather or damp weather.

Cornea burning sensation

Arsenicum album – burning; hot acrid tears; photophobia; restlessness, worse at night.

Causticum – paralysis of eye muscles; profuse acrid tears; eye pain; heavy drooping eyelids.

Kali iodatum – sunken eyes; inflammation of the iris; profuse tearing; glaucoma; photophobia.

Sulphur – burning sensation; ulcerations; worse from heat; oily tears; photophobia.

Mercurius vivus – burning acrid discharges; burning pains; pupils dilated; temperature sensitive.

Corneal inflammation and redness

Aethiops antimonialis – corneal ulcers; other corneal problems.

Apis mellifica – allergic puffy eye; stinging; hot tears; pus, inflammation.

Belladonna – throbbing; pupils dilated photophobia, squinting.

Hepar sulph – corneal ulcers; photophobia; sensitive to air; sore to touch.

Mercurius vivus – burning acrid discharges; burning pains; pupils dilated; temperature sensitive.

Nitricum acid – sharp sticking pains; photophobia; double vision; paralysis of upper eyelids.

Sulphur – burning sensation; ulcerations; worse from heat; oily tears; photophobia.

Corneal infection and pus

Calc sulph – inflammation of the eyes with thick yellow discharge.

Nat sulph – photophobia; green pus; hot crawling or burning eyes; heavy eyelids; weak vision.

Pulsatilla – mucus, conjunctivitis with bland discharges; sties; sand sensation in eyes; weeps easily.

Corneal scarring

Aethiops antimonialis – corneal ulcers; other corneal problems.

Calcarea carb – spots and ulcers on cornea; dilated pupils; tendency to obesity.

Conium – photophobia; dizziness; excessive tears; conjunctivitis; cataract after eye injury.

Graphites – eyelids red swollen and dry; eczema of eyelids; photophobia; inflammation.

Kali bichromicum – yellow spots; inflammation of the iris; yellow ropy mucus; photophobia; severe ulceration.

Corneal swelling with pressure and sharp pains

Apis mellifica – allergic puffy eye; stinging; hot tears; pus, inflammation.

Kali carb – sharp pains and pressure; small round ulcers on cornea; deep pain in eyes; swelling of eyelids.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Ptosis-Falling Eyelids Natural Remedies

Ptosis is a condition where the muscles of the upper eyelid lose their elasticity, sometimes due to paralysis, which can cause loss of vision. Causes include the following: cataract surgery as the area is weakened anyway; obesity and fat that causes a weakened eyelid; weakened connective tissue of the upper eye lid. Medical treatment usually involves surgery to correct the problem. Surgery is always a risk and may take months for total recovery. Following, the connective tissue weakness is still evident.

Natural healing includes strengthening nerves, muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. Using natural supplements for several weeks to months will help strengthen this area.

Natural Supplements for Falling Eyelids – Ptosis

Magnesium – for nerve and muscle health (use as much as possible before getting loose stool)

Vitamin B Complex – for nerve health

Externally, use:

Dr. Christopher’s Complete Bone & Tissue Ointment – connective tissue weakness

Comfrey cream – connective tissue weakness

Plantain cream – connective tissue weakness

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Ptosis – Falling Eyelids

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dr Christopher’s Complete Tissue & Bone – to strengthen tissues

Cramp bark – relax and strengthen muscles

Shave grass – connective tissue integrity


Cell Salts to Help with Falling Eyelids

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue weakness
#8 Mag phos 6X – muscular spasms, weakness
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue weakness


Ptosis – Falling Eyelids Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Alumina – leas movement makes eyes worse; upper eyelid feels heavy; can hardly open eyes; worse left side; thin, weak, and dry person with chronic constipation.

Belladonna – swollen eyelids, congested, sore; squinting; eyelid spasms; throbbing sensation; inflammation; more on right side.

Causticum – from cold application with joint problems; mostly right eyelid paralysis; heavy drooping; double vision; eye pain; rolling of eyes.

Cocculus – dry eyelids; may have dizziness; eyelids feel paralyzed; inability to open eyelids at night.

Conium – eyelid paralysis; lid heavy, droopy; vision blurry when angry; vertigo possible; hormonal problems.

Dulcamara – cold damp weather affects; achy when reading; thick yellow discharge; swollen glands; sees sparks or like seeing through gauze.

Gelsemium – vision weakness from infectious disease; heavy drooping eyelids; twitching eyelid muscles; due to exhaustion.

Kali carb – pain in eyes when reading; swelling of the eyelids; cold eyelids.

Nitricum acid – sharp sticking pains; severe tearing; upper lid paralysis; angry, easily offended.

Opium – pupils fixed, red, bulging, non-reactive to light; cloudy vision; eyelids hanging and paralyzed.

Plumbum met – pupils contracted; profuse hot tearing; central vision problems; overall paralysis problems

Rhus tox – photophobia; eyes painful; muscles painful especially in change of weather; worse cold; eyelids feel stiff, better from movement.

Sepia – eyelids tired, red, burning; tearing and aching; worse morning and evenings; especially good in hormonal issues at menopause.

Spigelia – pressing pain on turning of eyes; migraines on left side; needles-in-eye sensation.

Stannum met – upper lid swollen with itching and severe pain of inner eye corner especially at night; lots of tearing; better from movement, worse warm drinks.

Zincum met – burning or smarting pains in eyes; photophobia during headache; squinting or rolling of eyes.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Natural Remedies for Eyes

Your eyes are the window to this beautiful world. You can have better vision naturally through a healthy diet, and using natural supplements.

Sometimes vision problems are hereditary, but oft times they come when we don’t want to “see something” we need to change in our lives. As this happens, the eyes weaken and we may need glasses, or some other vision aid. Modern medicine can do some amazing surgeries for a myriad of vision problems and injuries.

Watching too much television and computers may weaken eyes because we don’t look around and get the depth perception, so the eye muscles are not exercised like they should be.

Thousands of my clients over the years can attest to the value of eating healthy. It is great prevention for many health problems. Make sure your are eating a diet of pure and natural foods while staying away from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, soda, and fast food. In Chinese medicine, liver health is directly connected to the health of the eyes. These dietary recommendations benefit the liver, and therefore the eyes.

Supplements for the eyes include: Vitamin A (fish-oil based) is important to eye health. 10,000 IU per day is safe to use. Amazingly, it only takes one 25,000 IU capsule per year to save the sight of a child living in a third-world country. Lutein is a supplement that is rich in antioxidants for the eyes. Use 25-50 milligrams per day.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Eyes

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright formula helps with general eye weakness and vision by strengthening the liver.

Herb singles:

Bilberry increases oxygen to the eyes and peripheral circulation in general. It can improve night vision. A useful herb to improve eyesight is

Eyebright, useful to facilitate digestion and improve vision.


Cell Salts to Help the Eyes

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – cataracts, conjunctivitis, aching eyes, flickering and sparks
#6 Kali phos 6X – burning stinging, and tears, yellowish gray discharge, weak vision, floaters
#8 Mag phos 6X – sensitivity to light, tired aching, tears


Homeopathic Remedies for Eyes

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Apis mellifica when there’s stinging and burning sensations in the eyes, swelling of the upper eyelids

Euphrasia for eye redness or irritation.

Ruta graveolens for weak or tired eyes from reading too much or excess computer use.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Far-Sighted Aging Eye Natural Remedies

People in their forties to fifties seem to lose vision; the lenses of the eyes become hard and the ability to focus becomes worse. Causes are generally aging, perhaps heredity. Women going through menopause can experience farsightedness too. Poor nutrition and drug side effects may contribute to this aging phenomenon. Vision changes vary from person to person; those who are nearsighted can become partially farsighted. Many people use glasses, change prescriptions frequently, or using reading glasses as well as bifocals.

From the natural perspective, we want to prevent aging by eating healthy, consuming antioxidants in foods and supplements. Starting early, like in your thirties, is the key.

Prevention of aging eyes and eye health in general:

  • Use plenty of light to read
  • Go to bed when tired
  • Use eye exercises to keep eye muscles strong
  • Avoid contacts (Your eye must create new blood vessels as contacts deprive eyes of oxygen.)

Supplements for Aging Eyes

Fish oil Omega 3s – anti-inflammatory

Bilberry – more oxygen to eyes for greater flexibility

Pycnogenol – a pine extract that improves vision for many of my clients

MSM – a sulfur-derivative that strengthens connective tissue in general

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Aging Eyes and Far-sightedness

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright – herbal eye support

Eyebright – drying, cooling for inflammatory conditions

Spirulina – nutritious with micro-nutrients, have been historically for poor vision, cataracts, glaucoma and retinitis.

Blessed thistle – for liver, hormonal, and digestive health. I find that the liver, as the Chinese describe, influences the vision.

Ming Mu Di Huang Wan – Chinese patent medicine for weak eyes and sore lower back (from over use).


Cell Salts to Help Aging Eyes and Far-sightedness

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – hardening tissues (eye lenses)
#9 Nat mur 6X – dryness that causes eye lens changes
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue integrity


Far-sighted Eye Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Use one or more remedies at 30c potency at least once a day.

Ruta (#1) – weak eyes from overuse; pain with poor vision, especially with eye strain; eye strain headaches; eye lid spasms.

Aconitum – stressed eyes from staying up too late, studying, or watching television; feels better from cold water.

Argentum nit – unable to keep eyes fixed and steady; weakness; eye symptoms worse with abdominal symptoms; gas and bloating; craves sugars; fears heights and talking in front of groups.

Agaricus – weak eyes from strain; spasms from adjustment to distance; twitching of eyelids and eyeballs; heat in eyes.

Calcarea carb – tears in open air; can’t read in low light; dimness of vision as if looking through a mist; person can be obese, head sweats easily.

Cinnabaris – redness of eyes; pains in tear ducts; pains in bones of orbits.

Conium – weak in elderly; light sensitivity; tendency to dizziness.

Gelsemium – eye muscle weakness; droopy eye lids; eye muscle twitching; light sensitivity; retinitis; one pupil dilated.

Jaborandi – irritability of the ciliary muscle with distance adjustment problems; also for nearsightedness; eyestrain; pupils contracted; eye pains from fine eye work.

Lilium tigrinum – sensitive to light; wild look in eyes; burning sensation when reading; tearing, poor vision; hormonal issues.

Natrum mur – dry eyes; on of the most recommended remedies for eye weakness from over exertion, over-reading or watching television; eyes give out on reading or writing; flurry vision.

Phosphorus – over sensitive; double vision; retinal problems; floaters; letters appear red; sees things through a mist.

Physostigma – floaters; flashes in eyes; pupils contracted; vision trembling; astigmatism; night blindness; sensitivity to light; eye muscle spasms; eye lids tense.

Sepia – red, tired, and weak eyes; menopausal eye problems; worse morning and evening; burning, tearing, and aching behind the eyes with headache; drooping eyelids.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Glaucoma Natural Remedies

When there is too much pressure inside the eye it is called Glaucoma which may peel off the retina and can cause blindness. It is the main cause of blindness. It happens in 2% of people over 40 years of age; two thirds are women and one third are men. It is often found in women during menopause.

Acute glaucoma has PAIN, redness, hazy vision, nausea, and rainbow vision, coming on suddenly. See your eye doctor immediately! Chronic glaucoma has no pain and almost no symptoms. It may be noticed as a loss of side vision or blind spots growing. It is diagnosed most frequently by an eye doctor.

Causes are seen as adrenal insufficiency, injury, lack of circulation, or injury. It may also be caused from steroid drops in the eyes over a period of time. Toxicity such as tobacco and alcohol contribute. Modern medicine treats glaucoma with eye drops that must be used forever or other medications (side effects). Some success has been seen with surgery and lasers.

Natural perspective considers the liver as well as adrenal exhaustion as players. German authors recommend diuretic formulas for successful treatment. Natural treatments can be effective but one must be diligent with frequent visits to the eye doctor to determine success.

Emotionally, glaucoma is a sign of inner tension. A German saying is, “at the end of life, man looks through a tunnel.” This is a sign of blocked feelings such as fear, worry, and grief. The blocked feelings are also seen in blocked tear ducts where it is symbol of uncried tears.

It is also connected to the breath. When breathing is free, inner pressures of life and physical problems are released. It is better to examine the causes and learn from them, and release inner emotional blocks. One can remain for a long time depressed when emotional blocks are not confronted. It is painful temporarily, but a releasing emotional conflicts lead to spiritual freedom.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Glaucoma

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Liver Formula – rich in rose hips for eye pressure.

Dr. Christopher’s Adrenal Formula – adrenal health.

Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright – eye health.

Dr. Christopher’s Kidney Formula – diuretic

Herb Singles:

Bilberry – increases circulation

Gingko biloba – increases circulation to the head

Picnogenol – 100 mg a day with other formulas. Newest research is lower pressure.


Cell Salts to Help with Glaucoma

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#8 Mag phos 6X – muscular tension release
#9 Nat mur 6X – fluid control and cataracts
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue integrity


Glaucoma Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Acute Remedies: use these remedies with medications as it is dangerous to go off medications without checking with your eye doctor.

Aconite – use at the beginning of fevers, tension, dryness, burning of eyes and a rheumatic constitution (arthritic tendency); yellow spots at looking at white objects; floaters in eye after eyestrain.

Ammoniacum – dim sight; stars and fiery points float before eyes; easily fatigued from reading.

Apis mellifica – glaucoma with low blood pressure or from an injury to the cornea.

Arnica – injury-induced glaucoma; eyes feel tired and weary from sightseeing and moving pictures; sensitive to light; eyes feel bruised.

Asafoetida – glaucoma with severe boring pains above the eyes including digestive problems; as long as there is pain involved, this remedy is acute.

Atropinum – nerve pains in and around eyes; can’t keep eyes open; corneal ulcers with spasmodic winking; dim vision and dilated pupils; vertical double vision.

Belladonna – helpful to reduce severe pains of glaucoma, especially when there are throbbing head pains and a red face; eyes are red, pupils wide; pain comes and goes suddenly, and is worse at night.

Bryonia – glaucoma with pains that are sharp like a knife; inflammation; dryness of mucus membranes; any movement makes pain worse.

Chelidonium – glaucoma with radiating pain of the orbits of the eyes and enlargement of veins of front of the eyes; sore eyes when looking upwards, bruised feeling; gluey eyes in morning.

Coffea cruda – glaucoma that is worse from excitement and coffee; eyes burn and throb; eyes half open during sleep; eyes have a convulsive action; pupils dilated.

Colocynthis – pain better from warmth and pressure; burning eyelids; violent pains before glaucoma; abdominal cramps.

Glonoinum – severe throbbing headaches; red lower eyelids with red eyes red; wild protruding eyes; pressure or sore eyes; lids sticking to eyes; sensitive to light.

Grindelia – fullness of head; pain radiates from eye to back into brain; conjunctiva of eye red, pupils dilated; pain in left eye and right knee joint.

Ipecac – profuse tears with redness of eyes; light sensitive; feels nauseated.

Jaborandi – glaucoma with high blood pressure; focusing with cramping and near sightedness from tension; nausea from looking at moving objects; objects shimmer sideways upon viewing objects from a distance; eye strain with weakness of focusing muscle and dizziness; nervous irritability with a multicolored dazzling.

Ranunculus bulbosa – glaucoma with iritis (inflammation of the iris); herpes blisters on cornea; sensitive to light; day and night blindness.

Sanguinaria – sick headache over right eye; yellow sclera; retinal congestion; eyes red and burning mornings; tearing; eyes painful on movement.

Secale – works through reducing blood pressure; sunken eyes and blue rings around eyes; dilated pupils; diabetic retinitis; sparks in vision.

Spigelia – glaucoma with severe pain in and around the eyes; pressing pain on turning the eyes; symptoms worse from eye movement, and at night.

Tabacum – weak vision, misty vision-like seeing through a veil; blue sunken eyes; pupils dilated; image is retained in eyes; may include severe headaches with choking and nausea.

Chronic conditions are used with medication and are usually connected to high blood pressure. These are usually constitutional remedies based upon personality and physical problems.

Aristolochia clematis – glaucoma with watering eyes aggravated by light and reading; burning itching; person is worn out with vertigo; chilliness.

Aurum metallicum – extreme sensitivity to light; upper half of objects invisible; tension with worsening vision and a pressure sensation in the eyes; general depression, grief.

Aurum muriaticum – neuralgic pains in left eye; red eyes; burning heat and prickling; difficulty in keeping eyes shut; severe depression, restless.

Calc carb – glaucoma with spots and ulcers on cornea; dilated pupils; light sensitive; dim vision; fatigued eyes; person has weak ankles, tendency to obesity, overworks, is sensitive, and is better in cool air.

Causticum – hard to focus (paralysis of the ciliary muscles) with misty vision (as obscured with gauze), especially with a cold; paralysis right eyelid; drooping eyelids; profuse acrid tears; eyes rolling.

Cedron – periodic eye pains; eyes red and burn like fire; shooting pains over left eye; pain temple to temple; eye neuralgia.

Gelsemium – heavy drooping eyelids; double vision; internal trembling; dim-sightedness; a main remedy for eye pains that are better from urination.

Iodium – painful protruding eyes; pupils dilated; restlessness; hyperthyroid conditions; voracious appetite.

Lachesis – bleeding in the eyes, congestive inflammation especially in left eye; detached retina or bleeding; intense talkative people.

Nat mur – with cataracts; eyes itch and burn; person pulls at lashes; light sensitive; eye muscles stiff, weak; pain looking down; glaucoma after grief, wants to be alone.

Prunus spinosa – severe pains, as if the eye were crushed or squeezed; cutting pains through eye on affected side. (Spigelia)

Nux vomica – eyes bloodshot; lower eyeballs yellow; constitutionally for nervous irritable people; digestive disorders; may be addicted to stimulants.

Pulsatilla – inflammation of the eyelids (conjunctivitis) with mild but profuse mucus: feels like sand in eyes; oversensitive to light; worse from warmth; wants comfort, and is weepy; symptoms are changeable and move about.

Osmium – glaucoma with the rainbow colors especially of the right eye; also for people with high blood pressure.

Phosphorus – an important remedy for eye weakness; person over sensitive; possible frequent nosebleeds; fear of the dark.

Physostigma – floaters; paralysis of eye muscles; contraction of pupils; trembling vision;  increasing nearsightedness, night blindness, and severe tearing; eye twitching after reading.

Plumbum – glaucoma from spinal disorders; pupils contracted; sudden loss of vision after fainting; profuse hot tears; paralysis of upper lids; mental depression and insomnia.

Sulphuricum acidum – eye hemorrhaging; eyes smart, burn, tear while reading; eyelids difficult to open.

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