The human senses are our contact to the environment. We have five senses: eyes to see, tongue to taste, nose to smell, ears to hear, and skin to touch. But our most important organs of sense are our eyes.
The phrase “The eyes are the windows to the soul” from Shakespeare is a pretty common metaphor, which explains the importance of eye in understanding a person. This popular phrase is related with another famous verse “The eye is the lamp of the body”. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” Thus, the sight and vision are important because they allow us to connect with our surroundings, keep us safe, and help maintain the sharpness of our minds.
The health of your eyes is critical to your overall happiness and wellbeing. Over 80% of the information that you perceive, is through your eyes. Your eyes can capture and interpret more than one-million pulse signals per millisecond and transmit to the brain.
As per Ayurveda, eyes are considered to be the seat of Pitta dosha and needs proper care. Intensive eye care is described under Netra Chikitsa, which is part of Shalakya Tantra, a branch of Ayurveda that deals with ailments above the neck. It also offers numerous safe, effective and simple methods for maintaining ocular health.
The eye care programs are intended for everyone who suffer from eye strain. Now a days our eyes are constantly exposed to the artificial lights illuminated from our smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops etc. that create eye strain, inflammation, dry eyes, fatigue and may even lead to conditions like headache and insomnia. Our eyes are not built to handle this excessive, unnatural exposure to artificial light.
This package is designed to take care of your exhausted eyes. The eye care routine and our therapies will not only resuscitate your eyes but will revive their scintillating spark. These therapies are highly recommended for individuals with eye related problems like dry eyes, strained eyes, etc.
Like other organs of your body, eyes are also subjected to stress and strain. It is important to maintain the health of your eyes. Healthy eyes are a critical component in learning and experiencing growth and development. We absorb and assimilate so much through our eyes and this can become overwhelming and downright stressful not only for our eyes but also our nervous systems. The eyes usually get attention only when there is a problem. Regular Ayurvedic therapies are not only treatments for eye ailments but also are preventive measures that can be opted for eyecare.
We at Santhigiri offer 2 specialized Ayurvedic eye care programs:
- 7 days package
- 14 days package
Certain Yoga exercises for the eyes can be a supplement to Ayurvedic medicine for eye vision improvement. Balanced nutrition and avoidance of certain behaviors can keep your eye health in check. It is important to avoid exposure to sharp lights as well as artificial light during the period of treatments. Dark goggles are advised to be used during day time. This restriction may extend for an equal number of days following the treatment. Reading, watching television, working on computers etc. are all restricted. Complete rest is given to the eyes. A combination of diet and Ayurvedic herbs will be recommended by our practitioner as per your health condition that will help to strengthen the weakness of eye muscles and improve the eyesight. Yogasanas like Trataka can help improve eye health. Palming can help reduce the stress on the eyes.
Outcome of the Treatment
Eye care therapies are intended to reduce problems like eye irritation, burning sensation in eyes, dryness, fatigued or swollen eyes etc. The treatment strengthens the optical nerves, prevents cataract and gives a cooling effect to the eyes. This relieves strain on eyes due to bright sunlight, computers, late night activities, driving, etc. It is the best treatment for eye ailments such as refractive errors, retinopathies, cataract, ocular muscle weakness and is useful to strengthen vision, slow retinal deterioration and heal glaucoma.
Santhigiri Holistic Health Center aims to offer comprehensive holistic health and wellness treatments and Panchakarma massage therapies to men, women, elderly, children and infants. The center has a well-equipped infrastructure with a serene and calm environment and can provide customized treatments for all medical conditions in a holistic manner.