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Glaucoma is one of the most common diseases that affect the eye that often results in blindness. Increased fluid pressure inside the eye may compress the optic nerve and damage it, causing vision loss.
In a healthy individual, the eye maintains its normal pressure (also called intraocular pressure) by secreting a fluid, known as the aqueous humor, out of the eye. It does this via a drainage system called the trabecular meshwork, which is located near the cornea ...
How Ayurvedic medicine is applied to treat Glaucoma:
Ayurvedic treatment for glaucoma is specifically tailored to each individual’s case and looks at the dominant dosha in their constitution.
However, Ayurvedic treatment for glaucoma generally involves the following aspects:
A- Eye Treatments:
Ayurvedic medicine uses various treatments to maintain eye health and beautify the eyes. They include nourishing the eye (netra tarpana), applying medicated pastes, oils, or ghee to the eye (anjana), and using medicated eye drops (ashyontana). These treatments ...
- Eat meals regularly: Eating meals at regular times strengthens agni (digestive fire) and improves digestion. This habit stops the accumulation of toxins in the body, preventing the development of glaucoma.
- Drink fluids slowly: Drinking fluids slowly prevents the rapid rise of intraocular pressure in the eye.
- Exercise regularly: Engage in light or moderate physical activity every day at regular times to restore balance to all the doshas and reduce intraocular pressure in the eyes.
Ayurveda uses natural and herbal remedies to treat diseases. However, if you want to use Ayurvedic medicines, herbs, supplements to treat a particular condition, you should consider the following precautions:
- Consult your Ayurvedic practitioner before taking Ayurvedic products on your own. Let them know if you have diabetes or are taking medication that may affect your treatment plan. They should adjust it to avoid any harmful interactions with the medication you are taking.
Since Ayurvedic treatments are derived from natural herbs and plants, most treatments do not cause adverse events. However, if you take some Ayurvedic preparations or herbs, you may experience the following side effects.
- Some Ayurvedic products contain toxic amounts of heavy metals like lead, arsenic, or mercury, and they might cause heavy metal poisoning.
- Some Ayurvedic herbal formulations might cause headaches, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea, rashes, or allergic reactions.