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Eye twitching

Chakra Location

Dosha Imbalance

Emotions that Block

The eyes represent the ability to clearly see reality. Eye problems indicate that you feel dissatisfied with the way things are going in your life. Aggressive thoughts accumulate in the soul as a result of hatred, anger, condemnation, resentment, pride, and envy.

Eye twitching from the point of view of Ayurveda

An eye twitch is an uncontrollable eye muscle or eyelid spasm or movement, caused by abnormal eyelid function, which includes excessive blinking, forceful contraction, and excessive eye twitching. It usually happens in the upper eyelid.

There are 3 kinds of eye twitches:
  1. Minor eyelid twitch. It is often linked to everyday things like fatigue, stress, or caffeine. This may also be due to an irritated eye surface (cornea) or membranes covering the eyelids (conjunctiva).
  2. Essential blepharospasm. It usually appears in mid- to late-adulthood and worsens over time. It starts with nonstop blinking or eye irritation. As it gets worse, you may become sensitive to light, have blurry vision, and facial spasms. 
  3. Hemifacial spasm. It affects the muscles around your mouth and eyelids. Unlike the other two types, it typically impacts only one side of the face and is caused by an artery pressing on a facial nerve.

Things like fatigue, stress, caffeine, alcohol, smoking, light sensitivity, some medications, especially those that treat psychosis and epilepsy, can cause a twitch.

According to Ayurveda, eye twitching is caused by an aggravated Vata dosha. 

How Ayurvedic doctors treat eye twitching

Ayurvedic eye twitching treatment includes Panchakarma therapies such as Nasya, Virechana, Tharpana, Shirodhara, and Shirovasti.  They restore the eyelids to their normal state within a few days. These therapies include natural oils, medicated ghee, and herbal concoctions.

Ayurvedic procedures for eyes (Netra Kriya Kalpa) include:
  1. Netratarpana Parisheka, irrigation with water/ medicated decoctions.
  2. Bidalaka — eye pastes.
  3. Aaschyotana — eye drops.
  4. Anjana — eye salves.

Ophthalmic Ayurvedic medications are also very important. There are highly specific treatment procedures to suit the organ's anatomical and physiological peculiarities.
Ayurvedic medicines include Dhanwantharam Kashayam, Ashtavargam Kashayam, Drakshadi Kashayam, Pachanamrutham Kashayam, Bala Tailam, Kshirabala Tailam and others that are recommended by an Ayurvedic doctor.

Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of eye twitching

  • Avoid eating fast food
  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Avoid mental frustration
  • Avoid foods that cause dosha imbalance
  • Massage your head with oil 

Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other ophthalmology diseases:

CataractConjunctivitisStyeGlaucomaMyopiaOphthalmologyDiabetic RetinopathyMacular degenerationAstigmatismHyperopiaDry eyeKeratoconusSquint (Strabismus)PingueculaPresbyopiaEye allergiesEye infectionsEye floatersNight blindnessPterygiumOptic neuropathy.


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