Created by Dr. Marc Grossman and Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac., this 42- minute video contains great, clearly demonstrated exercises you can do daily at home, to help both maintain and preserve healthy vision.
Recommended for anyone interested in natural approaches to preserving healthy vision whether one just notices their vision is naturally worsening due to age or excessive near-work such as spending many hours on the computer, or if one has a particular eye condition.
This video offers a series of excellent eye exercises demonstrated by Dr. Marc Grossman, leading behavioral optometrist, author, and international lecturer, and wonderful Qigong exercises for better vision demonstrated by Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac., licensed acupuncturist, author, lecturer, and practitioner of Qigong for 19 years.
Dr. Marc Grossman and Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. are co-founders of Natural Eye Care, Inc. dedicated to informing the public and practitioners on proven, natural approaches to preserving healthy vision.
Below is a review of the information offered:
Eye Exercises demonstrated by Dr. Marc Grossman
Dr. Grossman reviews a range of eye exercises in this video. Below is the recommended order for doing the eye exercises. We recommend you do each eye exercise for 2 minutes per day except the Vision Statements which is approximately 30 seconds as follows below. Also, the eye conditions that particularly benefit from the eye exercises are listed below by eye exercise.
- Vision Statements (30 seconds) - all eye conditions
- Seeing from the Visual Cortex - all eye conditions
- Hydrotherapy - glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes
- Framing- glaucoma, cataracts
- Finger-Head-Swing - glaucoma, cataracts
- Swinging - glaucoma
- Palming and Sunning - glaucoma, dry eyes
Qigong Exercises for the Eyes demonstrated by Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and visualization for health and healing.
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Gigong Exercises in the Vido:
- Introduction for Qigong
- Qigong Basic Stances
- Qigong Exercises for Tired Eyes
- Qigong Hands in and Out
- Qigong Sounds for Eyes Health
We recommend doing daily eye exercises for 10-20 minutes per day. Select your favorite eye exercises and Qigong exercises from the video to practice.
For those interested in Qigong, it is even more effective to practice 1/2 hour per day.
Holistic Integrative Eye Doctor and Acupuncturist
About the Instructor
MARC R. GROSSMAN, O.D., L.AC.
Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist is a co-author of:
- International bestseller Magic Eye Beyond 3D: Improve Your Vision, published by Andrews and McNeil, 1996
- Natural Eye Care - A Comprehensive Manual for Practitioners of Oriental Medicine, published by Natural Eye Care Media Services, Inc. 2002
- Natural Eye Care - Your Guide to Healthy Vision published by Natural Eye Care Media Services, Inc., April, 2007
Since 1980, Dr. Marc Grossman has helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is best described as a Holistic Eye Doctor, dedicated to helping people with such conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision-threatening diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches to tackle difficult eye problems.
Dr. Grossman founded the Rye Learning Center in 1980, a multidisciplinary center for learning problems, in 1996 co-founded Integral Health Associates in New Paltz, New York, and in 1999 co-founded Natural Eye Care, Inc.
His background includes degrees in Optometry, Biology, Physical Education and Learning Disabilities, coupled with yoga, bioenergetics, nutrition, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the Alexander technique and Feldenkrais. This orientation provides the foundation for an integrated approach to vision and its influence on the body, mind, and spirit of each patient.
Vision is Not Static
The philosophy of Dr. Grossman's practice is based on the belief that vision is not static and it need not degenerate. Vision has the ability to improve, and there are practical alternatives for helping vision without resorting to stronger prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses or submitting to surgery. Poor vision is not just physical and can be improved at any age. According to recent scientific and psychological research on the human visual system, emotional and mental stress, childhood issues and environmental factors have a significant effect on vision. Therefore, to improve vision, the condition as a whole person needs to be addressed including diet, attitude, work, school, environment, physical and emotional issues.
Dr. Grossman lectures nationally on topics such as Natural Vision Improvement, Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Visual Conditions, Vision & Learning, Holistic Integrative Visual Therapy, and Chinese Medicine and Vision Care. He also teaches workshops for healthcare professionals including psychotherapists, acupuncturists, yoga teachers, social workers, occupational therapists and other optometrists.
Dr. Grossman is a member of the Dr. Josh Axe medical advisory board.