Tag Archives: Chinese Medicine

Chinese Holistic Dry Eye Care Invigorated By Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®

27 Apr

Sharon Kleyne Urges Water and Atmosphere Education. Water Advocate Kleyne Acknowledges Water Priority of Ancient Chinese Holistic Care.

To celebrate her 11th year on the air as host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, Sharon Kleyne treated listeners to some little known facts about the traditional Chinese holistic approach to dry eye disease.

“Did you know,” Kleyne asked, “that in traditional Chinese holistic care, water has always been the top priority? Without the water in the atmosphere,” she continued, “there can be no breath and no life.” That is why Kleyne believes that the Chinese suffering from dry eye disease can greatly benefit from the only product of its kind on the global market today. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, developed by Kleyne and her research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is currently the only product that supplements dry eye with a mist of pure water and nothing else.

Kleyne explained that Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron-size mist. It supplements the eye’s tear film, which is naturally 99 percent water. “With Natures Tears® EyeMist®,” Kleyne said, “tired and irritated eyes are supplemented with pure water. Eye drops may provide some temporary chemical relief,” Kleyne continued, “but they can become addictive and even make the dry eye condition worse.” Why? Because eye drops only trap water on the eye’s tear lens; they do not supplement the tear lens or the moisture (the tears) around it. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® does supplement both.

“There are several herbal treatments in Chinese holistic care for dry eyes,” said Kleyne andproceeded to share some of them. Huai Hua Mi (Pagoda Tree Flower) treats dizziness, blurred vision and red eyes as a result of liver heat; Qing Xiang Zi (Celosia Seeds) helps painful red, swollen eyes and cataracts; Ju Hua (chrysanthemum flower) clears the liver, improves red eyes, decreases excessive tearing, clears floaters and blurred vision; Chan Tui (Cicada Moulting) clears blurred vision and reduces redness and also relieves painful, swollen eyes; Qou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit or Lycium) acts on the liver and kidney deficiencies of Qi and corrects blurred vision and vision loss; Mi Menghua (Buddha Flower Bud) improves sensitivity to light and soothes excessive tearing. Kleyne also noted that acupuncture in Chinese holistic care has clearly been an effective way to manage most chronic and degenerative eye diseases. Kleyne urged listeners to become more familiar with these time-honored traditional Chinese methods for relieving the symptoms of many eye afflictions, including dry eye disease. She also encouraged people to understand water’s priority in the fight against dry eye disease.

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If you would like to share your own experiences with dry eye disease, Chinese holistic practices and water use, then we would love t hear from you!

A Natural Approach to Eye Care

15 Feb

Michael Edson, MS (Naw Paltz, NY). Co-founder of Natural Eye Care (with Dr. Marc Grossman). “Natural approaches to macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, floaters, dry eyes, myopia and presbyopia.”

Michael Edson works with Dr. Marc Grossman in the field of natural eye care. He is trained in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and also in Asian martial arts. He was in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square incident. He recently spoke with Sharon Kleyne on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio talk show.

Sharon wondered why the Chinese are so divergent from the West in their medical practice. Edson said there are many theories on how acupuncture originated but that they mostly were not in touch with western medicine or the Greek way of thinking (scientific method). They began to notice the effect of touching the body in various places and over thousands of years, a sophisticated system developed. They also pay attention to body color, smell and shape, and symptoms in the tongue and iris.

Eventually, this was boiled down to a theory of “meridians,” that energy flows through the body in channels or rivers. Water is important because it keeps the meridians flowing and also washes out waste (it must be pure water, not soda, juice, tea or coffee).

Edson practices aikido, which is a martial art emphasizing no winner or loser. When attacked, the objective is to neutralize the opponent to show them they can’t beat you, then negotiate the problem. Blows are redirected and the opponent is disabled. There is a strong spiritual aspect to this and negative energy is avoided.

Tai chi focuses on self healing and martial arts; karate is more internal with an emphasis on healing. People need to believe they have power and control over their own lives and that they are part of the Earth and their community. Martial arts can be very helpful with this.

Regarding health, Edson noted that quick fixes are usually not that effective and that most illness is caused by a chronic imbalance going back a long way. Disease can take years to develop and a lifestyle change can take years to correct the imbalance. Water, allergies and stress are all involved.

Regarding nutrition, everyone is different. The Eskimos require a lot of meat and fat, which are slow burning. Edson is against refined carbohydrates, which he says can cause autoimmune disease (and sugar is cancer causing).

Sharon noted that sodium may not be as bad as doctors would have you believe. It helps you retain water.

Mike talked about intestinal or digestive flora (bacteria), especially candida. An imbalance of digestive flora can lead to numerous diseases and allergies. “Probiotics” help to rebalance digestive flora. E coli is a common stomach flora as is lactobacillus.

Edson recommends a diet that is 80% alkaline and 20% acidic. Meat and carbohydrates are acidic and acid can cause the release of inflammatory hormones.

Regarding meditation, the simplest way to get started is to buy a “guided meditation” tape. It promotes deep relaxation and activates lesser used parts of the brain.

Edson expressed concern that some children never experience a state of no stress. Both are needed to thrive – a “yin-yang” balance.

Regarding natural eye care, Edson recommends his website with Dr. Grossman, www.naturaleyecare.com. It lists many proactive measures you can take to promote good vision and healthy eyes. They also have a free booklet of eye exercises and acupressure points for the eye.

Vision Care and Chinese Medicine

3 Mar

Dr. Marc Grossman is a New York optometrist who has integrated elements of Chinese Medicine into his practice, with emphasis on treating the whole body rather than just symptoms, to prevent and cure disease. He recommends the 2009 book, Healing Your Eyes with Chinese Medicine, by Andy Rosenfarb, for more information on the subject.

While speaking with Sharon Kleyne on The Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Show, Dr. Grossman noted that the incidence of dry eye, near and farsightedness, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are all increasing dramatically. Much of this can be attributed to computer use. He believes the symptoms are part of a whole-body issue involving lifestyle and environmental factors. Macular degeneration is a major cause of blindness.

A central theme in Dr. Grossman’s practice is vision therapy, in which a series of exercises are employed to improve and maintain good vision. Since the eye is more closely connected to the brain than any other organ (80% of learning is visual), the mind can be a powerful influence. Dr. Grossman improved his own vision by 70% using these exercises.

For more from Dr. Grossman, listen to his appearance on The Sharon Kleyne Hour.