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Eye and Liver

Eyes and the Liver are closely related in TCM (Traditonal Chinese Medicine), and the Chinese herbalists believe a strong liver and kidney will prevent us from aging.

In hospitals, new borne babies are checked for jaundice, a common liver condition that reveals a yellow colour in the eyes and skin. The liver is our body’s most important organ after the heart, performing many important functions including metablolism, detoxification and the formation of important blood clotting factors. A weak liver may affect memory, sleep, thyroid, body weight and one’s mood.

In Iridology, (a system to analyze the health through reading the iris) every organ is connected to the iris via the nervous system. The nerve fibers receive their impulses through the optic nerve, optic thalami, and the spinal cord.

Naturally, when our eyes are strong, the energy will reflect back to all parts of the body. This supports the function of our liver.

Eye and Diabetes

Over 1.5 million Canadians are believed to have diabetes, and about half of those don’t know they have it. Diabetes can affect many parts of your body, including your blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, heart, and eyes. It blinds 400 Canadians every year. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 20 million people in the United States have diabetes. One-third of this population is unaware of their illness. the number of children and young adults affected by diabetes is beginning to rise.

An important cause of vision problems in people with diabetes is “diabetic retinopathy.” About 1 in 4 people with diabetes have some nonproliferative retinopathy which is a change in the tiny blood vessels that feed the retina. In the early stages, the blood vessels weaken and leak fluid or tiny amounts of blood causing swelling of the retina. This is called “nonproliferative” or “background” retinopathy.

When retinopathy is more advanced, parts of the retina may die when the blood vessels become more blocked or closed. This is called “proliferative” retinopathy,and it affects about 1 in 20 people with diabetes. The new vessels that grow back are fragile and often bleed into the eye, blocking your vision. Then scar tissue forms, and it shrinks and tears the retina and makes it bleed or even detach from the back of your eye. This can lead to severe visualloss or blindness. Fortunately, this happens in only a small percentage of people with diabetes.The longer you have diabetes, the higher your risk of having diabetic

Diabetes mellitus (sweet urine) is also one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide, and, in the United States, it is the most common cause of blindness in people younger than 65 years of age.

Some fiindings suggested that severe diabetic eye disease most commonly develops in people who have had diabetes mellitus for many years and who have had little or poor control of their blood sugar. It may also result in heart disease and even kidney failure.

Preventing diabetic eye diseases by balancing the glucose level in the blood is most important.

For loving the eyes, please also start doing the Wu’s Eye Qi Gong™ form. What is there to lose?