Traditional Chinese medicine methods for preventing and treating dry eye

Abstract: anthocyanins help to improve the elasticity of ocular microvessels, promote blood circulation and reduce the damage of free radicals to eyes. Black wolfberry has the effects of nourishing the kidney, moistening the lung, tonifying the liver and brightening the eyes. It can be taken under the guidance of traditional Chinese medicine to assist in the treatment of dry eye.

crosstalk actor Yue Yunpeng recently tweeted: “my eyes are so small and ugly. Why does God not let go of my eyes? Dry eye has seriously affected my life… Eye drops have been tried all over the world. The doctor said that if there are too many drops of eye drops, dry eye will be more serious… Which great Xia can cure my eyes, I am willing to promise by example…” Yue Yunpeng’s seemingly joking words attracted many netizens to offer prescriptions one after another, many of which are traditional Chinese medicine methods. So, are these methods really useful for dry eye?

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netizen “Bai Chatang”: “Xiaochaihu granules” 4 packs at a time, twice a day. It will be good if you don’t use two boxes.

[expert interpretation] Xiaochaihu granule is mainly used to relieve heat, soothe the liver and stomach. It is mainly used for patients with cold and heat exchanges, chest and flank pain and fullness, upset and vomiting, bitter mouth and dry throat. Traditional Chinese medicine calls dry eye disease “white astringency disease”, which is mainly related to the three viscera of lung, liver and kidney. Traditional Chinese medicine says that “the liver opens the orifices in the eyes” and “the liver can see when it receives blood” , deficiency of liver and kidney yin, blood and body fluid, deficiency of lung yin, loss of lung xuanjiang and inability to transfuse body fluid will make the eyes lose nourishment and appear dry and uncomfortable symptoms. Therefore, the treatment of dry eye is not limited to the treatment of liver, but to take traditional Chinese medicine on the premise of accurate syndrome differentiation.

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netizen “Chen Jingniu”: use some black wolfberry. Black wolfberry is the king of anthocyanins, which is more effective than blueberries.

[expert interpretation] anthocyanins help to improve the elasticity of eye microvessels, promote blood circulation and reduce the damage of free radicals to eyes. Black wolfberry has the effects of nourishing kidney, moistening lung, tonifying liver and brightening eyes. It can be taken under the guidance of traditional Chinese medicine doctors to assist in the treatment of dry eye.

netizen “yixiaoli” : use Houttuynia cordata eye drops, pure plant, the effect is very good.

   [expert interpretation] Houttuynia cordata has the effects of clearing away heat, detoxifying and promoting dampness. The eye drops made from Houttuynia cordata can be used for the symptoms of storm guest fever, heavenly red eye and heavenly red eye pannus caused by the upward attack of wind heat and epidemic toxin. The symptoms include tingling, itching and tears in both eyes. Similar to the acute catarrhal conjunctivitis and epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in modern medicine, they are not suitable for the treatment of dry eye.

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Netizen “Lao Jiang Xin microblog control”: you can try acupuncture, which has a good effect on dry eye.

[expert interpretation] xerophthalmia can indeed be treated by Acupuncture and massage. You can choose zanzhu, silk and bamboo air, Sibai, blood sea, Yinling spring, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Zhaohai and other acupoints according to specific syndrome types.

netizens “embrace”: staying up late is not good for your eyes.

[expert interpretation] Traditional Chinese medicine believes that Zishi (23:00 to 1:00 a.m.) and Choushi (1-3:00 a.m.) are the time for detoxification of the gallbladder and liver channels in the twelve meridians. Liver and gallbladder are outside and inside each other. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that “the liver opens its orifices in the eyes”. Therefore, if you don’t sleep at this time, it will affect liver and gallbladder detoxification, and unhealthy liver will also affect eye health.

netizen “mustardbeat” : drink medlar chrysanthemum tea and smoke your eyes with its steam.

[expert interpretation] chrysanthemum has the functions of clearing heat and detoxification, calming the liver and brightening the eyes. It is recorded in the pharmaceutical work “meaning of medicine” in the Ming Dynasty: “chrysanthemum can cure violent red eye swelling, eye pain and tears.” Red eye exposure is equivalent to epidemic corneal conjunctivitis in modern medicine. Studies have shown that chrysanthemum Decoction and water extract can inhibit a variety of bacteria and viruses. Therefore, if it is dry eye caused by liver fire, this method can be used.

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netizen “Tony song”: turn your eyes, 60 clockwise and 60 counterclockwise, several times a day.

[expert interpretation] Lu Di Xian Jing during the reign of Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty It records the simplest eye health exercise – eye movement. The specific method is: close your eyes and turn your eyes seven times on the left and right. When you turn your eyes, your mouth and nose temporarily close your breath. When you open your eyes, try your best to breathe out turbid qi and inhale clear Qi. From the perspective of modern medicine, the essence of eye movement is the self active massage of the eyes. Through the active movement of the eyes, it can make the blood in the eyes unobstructed, improve nerve nutrition, so as to alleviate visual fatigue and protect vision. It plays a certain role in the prevention and treatment of dry eye, but the therapeutic effect is limited.

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Wolfberry, black wolfberry is the king of anthocyanins, which is more effective than blueberries.

[expert interpretation] anthocyanins help to improve the elasticity of eye microvessels, promote blood circulation and reduce the damage of free radicals to eyes. Black wolfberry has the effects of nourishing kidney, moistening lung, tonifying liver and brightening eyes. It can be taken under the guidance of traditional Chinese medicine doctors to assist in the treatment of dry eye.

netizen “yixiaoli” : use Houttuynia cordata eye drops, pure plant, the effect is very good.

   [expert interpretation] Houttuynia cordata has the effects of clearing away heat, detoxifying and promoting dampness. The eye drops made from Houttuynia cordata can be used for the symptoms of storm guest fever, heavenly red eye and heavenly red eye pannus caused by the upward attack of wind heat and epidemic toxin. The symptoms include tingling, itching and tears in both eyes. Similar to the acute catarrhal conjunctivitis and epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in modern medicine, they are not suitable for the treatment of dry eye.

and

Netizen “Lao Jiang Xin microblog control”: you can try acupuncture, which has a good effect on dry eye.

[expert interpretation] xerophthalmia can indeed be treated by Acupuncture and massage. You can choose zanzhu, silk and bamboo air, Sibai, blood sea, Yinling spring, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Zhaohai and other acupoints according to specific syndrome types.

netizens “embrace”: staying up late is not good for your eyes.

[expert interpretation] Traditional Chinese medicine believes that Zishi (23:00 to 1:00 a.m.) and Choushi (1-3:00 a.m.) are the time for detoxification of the gallbladder and liver channels in the twelve meridians. Liver and gallbladder are outside and inside each other. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that “the liver opens its orifices in the eyes”. Therefore, if you don’t sleep at this time, it will affect liver and gallbladder detoxification, and unhealthy liver will also affect eye health.

netizen “mustardbeat” : drink medlar chrysanthemum tea and smoke your eyes with its steam.

[expert interpretation] chrysanthemum has the functions of clearing heat and detoxification, calming the liver and brightening the eyes. It is recorded in the pharmaceutical work “meaning of medicine” in the Ming Dynasty: “chrysanthemum can cure violent red eye swelling, eye pain and tears.” Red eye exposure is equivalent to epidemic corneal conjunctivitis in modern medicine. Studies have shown that chrysanthemum Decoction and water extract can inhibit a variety of bacteria and viruses. Therefore, if it is dry eye caused by liver fire, this method can be used.

and

netizen “Tony song”: turn your eyes, 60 clockwise and 60 counterclockwise, several times a day.

[expert interpretation] Lu Di Xian Jing during the reign of Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty It records the simplest eye health exercise – eye movement. The specific method is: close your eyes and turn your eyes seven times on the left and right. When you turn your eyes, your mouth and nose temporarily close your breath. When you open your eyes, try your best to breathe out turbid qi and inhale clear Qi. From the perspective of modern medicine, the essence of eye movement is the self active massage of the eyes. Through the active movement of the eyes, it can make the blood in the eyes unobstructed, improve nerve nutrition, so as to alleviate visual fatigue and protect vision. It plays a certain role in the prevention and treatment of dry eye, but the therapeutic effect is limited.

, netizen “Chen Jingniu”: use some black wolfberry. Black wolfberry is the king of anthocyanins, which is much more effective than blueberries., [expert interpretation] anthocyanins help to improve the elasticity of eye microvessels, promote blood circulation and reduce the damage of free radicals to eyes. Black wolfberry has the effects of nourishing the kidney, moistening the lung, tonifying the liver and brightening the eyes. It can be taken under the guidance of traditional Chinese medicine doctors to assist in the treatment of dry eye. Netizen “Yixiao capsule”: use Houttuynia cordata eye drops, pure plant, with good effect [expert interpretation] Houttuynia cordata has the effects of clearing away heat, detoxifying and diuresis. The eye drops made of Houttuynia cordata can be used for the symptoms of storm guest fever, heavenly red eye and heavenly red eye pannus caused by the upward attack of wind heat and epidemic toxin. The symptoms include tingling, itching and tears in both eyes; similar to acute catarrhal conjunctivitis and epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in modern medicine, it is not suitable for the treatment of dry eye “Lao Jiang Xin microblog control”: you can try acupuncture, which has a good effect on dry eye., [expert interpretation] dry eye can indeed be treated by Acupuncture and massage. You can choose zanzhu, sizhukong, Sibai, Xuehai, Yinling spring, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Zhaohai and other acupoints according to the specific syndrome types. Netizens “embrace”: stay up less late, it must be bad for the eyes. [expert interpretation] Traditional Chinese medicine believes that at midnight (23:00 to 1:00 a.m.) and Choushi (1-3:00 a.m.) are the time when the bile and liver channels in the twelve meridians detoxify each other. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that “the liver opens its orifices in the eyes”. Therefore, if you don’t sleep at this time, it will affect the detoxification of the liver and gallbladder, and the unhealthy liver will also affect the health of the eyes [expert interpretation] chrysanthemum has the functions of clearing away heat and detoxification, calming the liver and brightening the eyes. It is recorded in the pharmaceutical work “meaning of medicine” in the Ming Dynasty: “chrysanthemum can cure violent red eye swelling, eye pain and tears.” Red eye exposure is equivalent to epidemic corneal conjunctivitis in modern medicine. Studies have shown that chrysanthemum Decoction and water extract can inhibit a variety of bacteria and viruses. Therefore, this method can be used for dry eye caused by excessive liver fire., Netizen “Tony song”: turn your eyes, 60 clockwise, 60 counterclockwise, several times a day., [expert interpretation] Lu Di Xian Jing in the reign of Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty It records the simplest eye health exercise – eye movement. The specific method is: close your eyes and turn your eyes seven times on the left and right. When you turn your eyes, your mouth and nose temporarily close your breath. When you open your eyes, try your best to breathe out turbid qi and inhale clear Qi. From the perspective of modern medicine, the essence of eye movement is the self active massage of the eyes. Through the active movement of the eyes, it can make the blood in the eyes unobstructed, improve nerve nutrition, so as to alleviate visual fatigue and protect vision. It plays a certain role in the prevention and treatment of dry eye, but the therapeutic effect is limited.