Cindy Lim Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 748 King Street West
Toronto Ontario Canada
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Simple Massage to Relieve Eye Strain and to Improve Eye Sight

After watching TV, using computer, or prolonged reading, simple massage on the points around the eyes can help reduce tiredness, tension, dark circle, and puffiness.

There are seven important acupoints around the eye. Six are as shown in the diagram and the seventh one is right on the temple area. Please note, do not massage on the eyeball, these points are located on the bony rim of your eye socket. When you feel them, they are usually very tender to pressure from your finger tips and most of them you may feel a ridge or a groove underneath the skin. Before you start the massage, relax your mind and close your eyes. First, use your index finger, with middle finger sitting on top of the nail of the index finger, massage in circular motion in an outward direction (from medial to lateral side of the eye) on the point labelled as "1". Press hard enough to feel soreness on the point, for 10 second. Reapeat the same motion for point 2,3,4,5,6, and temple region. This counts as one cycle. Do 7 cycles. This can be done on both eyes at the same time.

Afterwards, rub your palms till very warm, cover your eyes right away and let the heat from the centre of your palms warms up the whole eye for 1-2 min.

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