Acupressure For The Eyes – 10 Massages For Better Vision

by Charushila Biswas
ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese Medicine that encourages the steady flow of energy through 14 channels in the body. Massaging the pressure points with the fingers helps reduce pain, nausea in people with cancer, anxiety, blood pressure, and weight and improves alertness (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6). Studies show that acupressure is effective for the eyes and improves vision in kids and adults (7), (8), (9). This article discusses acupressure points, 10 acupressure massages for eyes, and the benefits. Keep reading!

Note: You must consult an eye doctor and a professional acupressure therapist.

Acupressure For The Eyes

Acupressure is an ancient therapy that has been used to treat and cure various diseases. Acupressure is an ancient science that revolves around meridians through which energy flows. When the energy flow is obstructed at some points, these spots feel painful and cause various illnesses.

Acupressure helps in flaking away the barrier or reshuffling the accumulated energy. Acupressure has often been used to reduce eye problems, like myopia or shortsightedness, cataract, presbyopia, hypermetropia, color blindness, astigmatism, cataract, and amblyopia.

If you want to do the massages correctly, you must know the acupressure points for the eyes. Here are four acupressure points for the eyes:

Acupressure Points For The Eyes

1. Zan Zhu Point

This point is located at the inner corner of the eye, close to your nose. Massage this area for painful eyes, dryness, itchy eyes, tearing, and headaches.

2. Yang Bai Point

It is located just above the left eye on the forehead. Massaging this point can help relieve glaucoma, headaches, and eye twitching.

3. Cheng Qi Point

This point is located directly under the center of the eye. Massaging this area helps relieve redness, conjunctivitis, eye pain, and twitching.

4. Si Zhu Kong Point

This point is located at the end of the eyebrow, away from the eyes. Massaging this point helps reduce headaches and migraines.

With these points in mind, let’s see a few acupressure massages for the eyes.

10 Acupressure Massages For The Eyes

1. Third Eye

Massaging the “third eye” point helps reduce stress, eye strain, headaches, and nasal congestion and relaxes the eyes. Here’s how to do it:

  • Place your ring finger between your eyebrows.
  • Gently massage the area in a circular motion or just press.
  • Do this for 10 minutes.

2. Bridge Of The Nose

Massaging the bridge of the nose helps relieve redness, stress, sinus pain, and eye strain. Here’s how to do it:

  • Place your thumbs on the bridge of the nose, close to the inner corner of your eyes, below the eyebrows.
  • Close your eyes. Apply gentle pressure to these points.
  • Do this for 10 minutes.

3. Nostrils Point

This massage helps relieve eye strain, headache, sinus pain, and nasal congestion.

  • Place your index fingers on the sides of your nose.
  • Press the sides of your nostrils gently.
  • Do this for 5 minutes.

4. Edge Of The Eyes

Massaging this point regularly may help improve your vision. Here’s how to do it:

  • Place your index finger on the inner corner of your eyes, closer to the bridge of the nose.
  • Close your eyes and apply gentle pressure.
  • Do this for 5 minutes.

5. Tips Of The Thumbs

Massaging the tips of the thumbs may help improve your eyesight and relax your eyes. Here’s how to do it.

  • Sit on a chair and relax.
  • With the tip of your right thumb, massage the tip of your left thumb.
  • Do it for 5 minutes.

6. Tips Of The Big Toes

This massage helps relax and increase blood flow. Follow these steps to massage the tip of the big toe.

  • Sit on a chair.
  • Place your right leg on your left.
  • Place your left thumb on the tip of the right big toe.
  • Press gently or use a circular motion to massage the big toe.
  • Do the same with your left big toe as well.
  • Do it for 10 minutes.

7. Surrounding The Eyes

This massage helps improve vision by increasing blood flow and relaxing the eyes. It also helps relieve sinus pain and reduces puffiness under the eyes. Here’s how to do it.

  • Sit on a chair.
  • Place your index and middle fingers under your eyes, on the eye socket.
  • Gently press and move your fingers around the eye socket.
  • Do this for 10 minutes.

8. Meridian Exercise

This exercise helps reduce hazy vision and relaxes the eyes. Here are the steps to do this exercise:

  • Sit on a chair and close your eyes.
  • Count to 10 and open your eyes.
  • Fix your gaze on an object 6-10 feet away.
  • Repeat 10 times.

9. Tongziliao

Massaging the Tongziliao point helps reduce dark circles and under-eye puffiness. Here’s how to do it:

  • Sit on a chair.
  • Place your index finger on the outer corner of your eye socket, over the cheekbone.
  • Press this point gently.
  • Do this for 5 minutes.

10. Shibai

The Shibai point massage helps improve circulation and reduces sinus pain and headache. Here’s how to do it:

  • Place your index fingers on your cheekbones.
  • Press the points gently.
  • Do this for 5 minutes.

These are 10 acupressure massages you can do for eyes. Listed below are the benefits of doing these exercises.

Benefits Of Acupressure Massage For The Eyes

  • Improves Vision Problems: Applying gentle pressure to the acupressure points for the eyes may help improve vision.
  • Relieves Tension: Massaging the eye acupressure points can help reduce eye tension due to dryness.
  • Relaxes The Eyes: Massaging the eyes on acupressure points helps reduce eye strain caused due to too much screen time.
  • Prevents Eye Twitching: Gently massaging the eyes on the acupressure points may help reduce eye twitching.
  • May Help With Glaucoma: Massaging the eye acupressure points may help with glaucoma.

Conclusion

Acupressure is an ancient therapy that may help improve your vision. Do these exercises regularly, and you will notice a difference. However, you must consult a doctor and an acupressure practitioner before you do any of these exercises.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Can eye exercises cure myopia?

There is no evidence to show that acupressure cures myopia. Hence, it is better to consult a doctor and get lenses.

Can acupuncture help with eye floaters?

Yes, acupuncture can help with eye floaters. However, it is important to remember that acupressure and acupuncture are different. Acupuncture involves using needles to stimulate certain points on the body, while acupressure does not.

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Charushila Biswas

Charushila Biswas is a Senior Content Writer and an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition. She is an alumni of VIT University, Vellore and has worked on transgenic wheat as a part of her Masters dissertation from NRCPB (IARI), New Delhi. After completing her Masters, she developed a passion for nutrition and fitness, which are closely related to human psychology. This prompted her to author a review article in 2015. She has written over 200 articles on Fitness and Nutrition. In her leisure time, Charushila loves to cook and enjoys mobile photography.
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