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Acupuncture Can Help Improve the Function and Health of Your Eyes and Mouth

June 4, 2017

You heard the saying the “eyes speak a lot”. The eyes can completely reflect your thoughts and feelings. It can even give an indication of how healthy your body is. The eyes play such an important role in a person’s life as it is primarily the organ through which we see the universe. Therefore, it is necessary that we keep them healthy. The mouth, on the other hand, helps us communicate with people and is a very important part of our body as our eyes. Acupuncture in Boca Raton can be a very beneficial treatment for these body parts as it can keep our eyes, mouth, teeth, and gums healthy and functioning at their best. A lot of eye and mouth disorders can be addressed with this ancient Eastern healing remedy without the need for harmful medications. Acupuncture treatment works by stimulating the energy channels or meridians in the body with thin solid stainless steel sterilized to initiate the body’s healing processes.

Acupuncture treatment for the eyes involves needling specific acupuncture points around that area. When a needle is inserted into a point, it increases the flow of energy along the chi channels helping move more blood to the eyes. The carries all the hormones and vital nutrients to the eyes making them strong, health, and free of disease. The common acupuncture points used for the treatment of eye problems include the Urinary Bladder 1 (UB 1) located in the inner corner of eye, UB- 2, found at the depression of the eyebrow’s inner end as well as the points found at eyebrow’s midpoint, outside of the eyebrow and at the corners of the eyes.

These acupoints are quite useful in treating eye problems such as photophobia, facial paralysis, pain and swelling, excessive tearing, redness, sore eyes (conjunctivitis), blurred vision, night blindness, cataract, and others. Besides acupuncture, you can proactively take part in the care of your eyes in general. Some of the ways you can take care of your eyes include:

? Drinking eight glasses of water every day to keep your body hydrated.
? Blinking frequently while working on your computer or watching TV
? Quitting smoking
? Regular exercise
? Proper nutrition

The last includes daily intake of special nutrients in your diet such as essential minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoid compounds, bioflavonoid, and vitamins A, B, & E. These are all simple but worthwhile efforts can make your eyes healthy and clear and could make them speak a lot about you.

Our facial muscles are all connected to each other, and so if any disorder arises in one part of the face it affects the whole face as well. In the treatment of eye problems acupuncture points that are associated with the eyes can also be used for treating mouth disorders. This is also true with various ear and neck acupoints that are sometimes used to treat mouth problems. The mouth disorders that acupuncture can address are:

Gingivitis is a condition in which the gums in the mouth become inflamed resulting in acute pain, mouth odor, redness, and bleeding. This develops because of blood and nutrient deficiency in the gums and mouth. Acupuncture enhances blood flow to those regions helping to heal the symptoms and addressing the underlying cause of the symptoms.


Pharyngitis comes from the words “pharynx” which is the throat and “itis” which, in Latin means inflammation. Thus, pharyngitis simply means throat inflammation or simply, sore throat. Children are the most prone to this condition due to their still undeveloped immune system making them easily susceptible to infection. Acupuncture dispels the cough and converts phlegm to help clear the respiratory tract. It also helps prevents the recurrence of infection by strengthening the immune system.


Toothache can range from slight to mild pain to severe pain that can make it very difficult to chew, eat, laugh, and speak. Acupuncture treatment is usually performed near the problem area leading to the detoxification and enhanced energy and blood flow in the meridian of that area. This treatment is very good at removing pain.

Acupuncture treatment for problems in the eyes and mouth requires the skill of a licensed acupuncturist who specializes or has extensive experience in handling these types of disorders. So, be sure to choose an acupuncturist who is well versed with the required techniques and who will take into account all the necessary precautions that will lead to a safe and successful outcome.