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The most frequent disorder is a foreign object in the eye. Homoeopaths may recommend washing the affected eye in an eyewash of lukewarm water with drops of Hypericum mother tincture. If the object remains lodged, see a doctor. Other common eye disorders apart from eyesight problems and eye strain are cataract, conjunctivities, glaucoma and styes. A minor disorder is floaters or dots that seem to float in the field of vision caused by tiny amounts of blood leaking into the eyeball. If they persist see a doctor. Other common eye problems are short-sightedness and long-sightedness. Short-sightedness often runs in the family. Long-sightedness is a natural consequence of the aging process. Apart from wearing spectacles or contact lenses both conditions are said to be helped by eye exercises.
For straightforward eye strain, a doctor will probably agree with bathing them in water. However, he is more likely to advise the use of proprietary brand of eyedrops. If long or short-sightedness is diagnosed, you will be advised to wear glasses or contact lenses.
Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
Acupressure is a mixture of massage and acupuncture, and is thought to be the forerunner of acupuncture. Instead of inserting needles, practitioners use firm thumb or fingertip massage on pain relieving pressure points. Acupressure is used to balance a flow of energy called Qi, which is believed to run through invisible channels known as meridians. More Info
The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info