Eye floaters are clumps of protein that may look like dots, squiggles, strands or any of a hundred other shapes. Though annoying, floaters are harmless, and there are ways to prevent them through proper diet. They commonly result from the natural aging process where the vitreous gel (that keeps the shape of the back of the eyes) starts to liquefy, resulting in gel pulling on the retina (people who are nearsighted are also at a greater risk of eye floaters). This results in protein debris being released into the vitreous gel that are referred to as “floaters”.
From a Chinese medical perspective, the body recognizes the eye floaters as debris, and there is an energetic process within the eyes that slowly works on breaking down the floaters. The best way to support this process is by strengthening the Liver (meridian) which in Chinese medicine opens to the eyes, and is the primary flow of energy responsible for healthy vision. A common Liver tonic used in Chinese medicine is called “Rambling Power” or “Xiao Yao San”).
The Revision formula is based on this formula with additional eye nutrients added.
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Generally speaking, when the liver meridian is out of balance spicy foods can aggravate it further, and the person tends towards irritability.
Other common signs of liver meridian imbalances include dry, brittle, thickened nails and pain just below the ribs. Common illnesses include migraines, eye problems, and sinus problem and may experience frequent headaches on the top and sides of the head. Liver meridian imbalances can be especially noticeable in the dry windiness of autumn, windy March, and the very hot weather of late summer.
A lifestyle recommendation for general liver meridian imbalances is mild exercise, reading, plenty of rest.
Source: Acupuncture Today