Chinese Eye Exercises – Protect and De-Stresses the Eyes
Back when I was a kid, we had to do these exercises 2 times a day at school. I remember I always had an itchy eye so I would use this opportunity to scratch my eyes instead of the proper accupoint. I think just like massage, this is an excellent way to de-stress the eyes. If doing this often and persistently, it may delay or help the symptoms of Myopia.
Each step is done in four rounds –
Round 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Round 2: 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Round 3: 3, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Round 4: 4, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – Then stop
1. Zanzhu Point
Rub your two thumbs on the Zanzhu point. Let your remaining fingers relax and your fingertips rest on your forehead. Do four rounds of eight.
2. Jingming Point
Use either your two index fingers or thumb and index finger on the Jingming point. Relax all other fingers and do four rounds of eight.
3. Sibai Point
Now, it’s time to press the Sibai point by using your two index fingers on those accupoints, letting your thumb rest right below the cheek and all other fingers relax. Do four rounds of eight.
4. Temple and Rim of Eyes
In this step, place your thumb on the temple and bend your index finger and scrape the top and bottom of the rim of your eyes. Do four rounds of eight.
5. Fengchi Point
Place your index and middle finger on the Fengchi accupoint and let your three other fingers relax. Do four rounds of eight.
6. Ears and Toes
Pinch the middle part of your earlobe with your index and thumb, and let your remaining three fingers bend close together. At the same time, use both of your legs to completely grip the floor, once every round. Do four rounds of eight.
What are the benefits and is this guaranteed to work?
Just like any massage, pressing the accupoints of the eyes help the muscles relax and increase blood flow. It’s not guaranteed to prevent myopia, but I have heard of cases where myopia improved or was delayed because of it. In any ways, doing this can’t be bad for your eyes, so perhaps you should give it a try. What I love is that awesome feeling after I do it, it feels as if my face has been reborn, and it helps me wake up when I’m tired, and occasionally also helps with headaches.