Ayurvedic Treatment of Myopia

Ayurvedic Treatment of Myopia

Myopia, also known as shortsightedness or nearsightedness is a refractive defect of eyes in which the light entering the eye is focused incorrectly, resulting in the blurred appearance of distant objects to the eyes. A person suffering from nearsightedness, have trouble to see the far objects. Presently, this is one of the most common and prevalent eye problems that can lead you to wear spectacles for whole life. There is one more condition of myopia called Progressive Myopia. In this situation vision keeps on weakening even with the use of spectacles for a certain time period or age and then it get stabilized.

Causes of Myopia

Myopia or near sightedness is caused mainly due to defect in refractivity of the eyes. The condition occurs due to change in the curvature of the refracting surface of the eyes. Moreover, myopia can be a result of nervous debility, cold and chronic constipation too. The most common causes of myopia are improper reading habits and lack of vitamins in the body. Though, sometimes it can be hereditary also. 

Symptoms of Myopia

  • The first sign of myopia is blurred vision.
  • A person suffering from myopia becomes incapable of recognizing even a well-known person, unless they are standing near to him.
  • There is a strain the eyes.
  • Headache, pain in neck and cervical portion are common signs of myopia.
  • Excessive secretion of water from the eyes is seen due to high pressure in the eyes in order to recognize things.



Ayurvedic Treatment of Myopia

Myopia may be a result of cold, nasal congestion and constipation. Ayurveda suggests intake of Shaidbindu taila and Triphala in order to avoid these problems, which are really beneficial. Moreover, ayurvedic treatment of myopia includes some specific medicines and exercises, which can be used to treat as well as prevent myopia. These are:

  • An ayurvedic medicine called Maha triphala Ghrita that is made from cow's ghee is very effective against progressive myopia. Prepared with the mixture of triphala, cow?s ghee and some other ayurvedic medicines, one should take a teaspoon of this mixture twice a day in order to get beneficial results.
  • Ayurveda suggests the intake Chandrodaya varti, a kind of kajal. The mixture is prepared by rubbing Chandrodaya with honey. The paste is applied to the eyes at night before sleeping. It is beneficial for clearing the eyes.
  • Another ayurvedic medication called Saptmitra Lauha, which has been especially recomended for the persons suffering from myopia due to nervous debility, is of great importance. One teaspoon of this medicine with warm milk twice a day is really useful.
  • Yashti Madhu, a blend of roots of the plant Yashti Madhu mixed with cow's ghee and honey is very useful if taken once in a day in empty stomach.
  • Practicing yoga, especially Sinhasana is very useful for improving eyesight.
  • Ayurveda advocates morning walk, yogic breathing exercise and pranayama, in order to keep the eyes healthy.
  • You should work in a good and sufficient light.
  • Avoid reading while lying down, sitting for long times in front of the TV or computer. Relax your eyes in regular interval of time throughout the day.

Myopia is common disease; and leads you to wear spectacles for life. However, if you turn to ayurvedic treatment of myopia, its herbal remedies can help you to avoid the spectacles and make your vision perfect once again.

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Comments
Anupama
August 26, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Hi this is Anupama from Maharashtra,India...This article is quite helpful for myopic patients..I would like to know more details for curing progressive myopia.
I would like to visit your clinic .Please mail me the details ..Thanks a tonne

:)
Rahul kiro
May 25, 2013 at 11:59 AM

i have -2.5 in both the eye,how much time it will take to cure by ayurvedic treatment
Anup Kariganur
April 18, 2013 at 8:27 AM

hi, i am a 22 year computer engineer and our work involves sitting for long hours in front of computer...due to this i have observed a progresive increase in my myopia no. can this no. be reversed by some ayurvedic procedure and spectacles be removed permanently....
Anup Kariganur
April 18, 2013 at 8:27 AM

hi, i am a 22 year computer engineer and our work involves sitting for long hours in front of computer...due to this i have observed a progresive increase in my myopia no. can this no. be reversed by some ayurvedic procedure and spectacles be removed permanently....
vel
September 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM

hello sir ihave -1.25 both eyes how much time take to cure & how much cost
gagan bisen
March 8, 2014 at 4:13 PM

I HAVE -3 IN BOTH EYE,HOW MUCH TIME IT WILL TAKE TO CURE BY AYURVEDIC TREATMENT