Night blindness from the point of view of Ayurveda
Night blindness is defined by visual impairment in the dark or in low light. This condition is caused by a malfunction of the retinal vision cells.
During normal eye function, the eyes quickly adapt to the modulation of light in the environment perceived by the retina. It is the loss of the ability to sense changes in light that causes blindness.
This condition is a symptom of an eye disease, not a disease in itself. Some of them include the following:
- Inherited degeneration of the retina (Retinitis Pigmentosa)
- Deficiency of vitamin A
- Myopic condition of the eye
- Deficiency of Zinc
Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medical system that combines natural, herbal medicine with philosophy to treat not only the symptoms, but to heal the root cause of all diseases.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat night blindness
Ayurvedic treatment for the condition of night blindness is mainly executed in two parts – the purification and regeneration.
For the purification, various Ayurvedic techniques are used. Snehapana, Swedana, Vasthi, Abhayangam, Virechana, and Nasya help detoxify the body of impurities and balance the three doshas.
During the regeneration process, the patient is given different types and combinations of Ayurvedic rasayana. The regeneration process nourishes the retina and restores vision.
The Ayurvedic doctor determines the full course of treatment after examining the patient and the disease. Necessary therapies as well as Ayurvedic preparations are recommended after consultation, such as Netravasti and Akshitarpana.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of night blindness
- Eat fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A
- Get regular eye exercises
- Limit your use of your phone and computer
- Avoid eating hot or spicy foods
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other ophthalmology diseases:
Cataract, Conjunctivitis, Stye, Glaucoma, Myopia, Ophthalmology, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration, Astigmatism, Hyperopia, Dry eye, Keratoconus, Squint (Strabismus), Pinguecula, Presbyopia, Eye allergies, Eye infections, Eye twitching, Eye floaters, Pterygium, Optic neuropathy.