Acupressure and Eye Exercises

Written By: ingridricks - Nov• 15•14

I had the opportunity to share my eye health journey with a group of senior citizens at a local senior center this week and it reminded me just how much we can personally do to maintain our eyesight. I know I’ve said it lots of times on this blog — but it really does come down to an whole-body health approach that integrates diet, lifestyle, emotional health, eye exercises, acupressure and acupuncture.

I’ve become a big believer in my daily acupressure/eye exercise routine because I know it increases blood flow and circulation to my eyes–which supports the delivery of oxygen and essential nutrients that cells needs to survive. These exercises also help keep eye muscles strong.

Above is a short video I made last year of the base acupressure/eye exercise routine I use.  I also HIGHLY recommend clicking on this Natural Eye Care YouTube channel for Dr. Marc Grossman. He’s an ophthalmologist who specializes in preventive/natural eye health care and has posted several great eye exercise videos. (And he knows A LOT more than I do.). He has a Figure Eight I now incorporate daily and love it.



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  1. Tania says:

    Thank you so much for this reminder. It’s so easy to forget to do these things while managing healthy diet, lifestyle and “regular” workouts. I continually forget to do this routinely. Thank you again!

    • ingridricks says:

      Thanks for your note, Tania. Yeah…I agree – it’s a lot of work. But our eyes are worth it. Happy weekend/

      • Efi Pagitsas says:

        Thank you Ingrid for the inspiration and systematic demonstration for doing these exercises. If you use an eye stimulator, which one is it?

        I am an RP patient, first diagnosed in the mid 90s. I go for acupuncture and seems to have helped me with night vision.

        Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. Alysa S. says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this again! The video makes it a lot easier to understand how the eye exercises work – and what a kind, pleasant person to present them 🙂

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