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.