Acupressure Points For Healthy Eyes
You wake up and immediately check your phone for messages, social media updates and news. While you eat a quick breakfast before work, you watch a little TV. At work, you sit in front of a monitor for 8 hours. Hopefully, you have time for some exercise but chances are high that to unwind at night, you stare at a screen for another couple hours.
No wonder so many people have eye health and vision problems. In fact, a poll commissioned by the American Academy of Ophthalmology reveals almost two-thirds of adults have eye or vision problems. Here is an easy acupressure routine to keep your eyes in top shape!
Eye Care Exercises
These pressure point exercises are part of a nation-wide program implemented by China’s Ministry of Health to help prevent myopia and eyestrain. Called Yan Bao Jian Cao or roughly translated as “Eye Care Gymnastic Exercises”, these exercises are routinely practiced everywhere in China, both in the school and workplace.
Myopia and eyestrain can result from focusing and using the same eye muscles in one position for too prolonged a period of time. To prevent eyestrain, take a break every hour or two hours from whatever you are doing and practice these simple eye exercises.
To prevent any possible infections, you should first wash your hands with soap and water before massaging these acupressure points. Gently massage in a circular direction for both left and right eyes at the same time, in the sequence illustrated in the diagram: