Yoga and Naturopathy for Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye/ Inflammation of the Conjunctiva of Eyes

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is inflammation
of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and
the inner surface of the eyelid. It makes the eye appear
pink or reddish. There may also be pain, burning,
scratchiness, or itchiness. The affected eye may have
increased tears or be “stuck shut” in the morning.
Swelling of the white part of the eye may also occur.
Itching of the eye is more common in cases due to
allergies. Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes.
The most common infectious causes are viral followed
by bacterial. The viral infection may occur along with
other symptoms of a common cold. Viral and bacterial
cases are easily spread between people. Allergies
to pollen or animal hair are also a common cause.
Diagnosis is often based on signs and symptoms.
Yogic Kriya: Jal Neti, eyes exercises palming.
Asana: Viparitkarani, Sarvangasana, Halasana,
Parvatasana, Paschimotanasan, Sirshasana etc.
Pranayama: Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom and Bhramari
pranayama daily.
Diet Therapy: Take food product dominated with
vitamin A, B and C viz. green vegetables, leafy
vegetables, milk, fruits and citrus fruits etc.
Keep mud pack/wet pack/cold pack on eyes. Open
sticky eyes by stroking them with a wet cloth. Take hot
foot-bath. Put rose water in eyes. Wash the eyes with
the green bottle water processed in sun rays. Close
your eyes and sprinkee cold water in your eyes 15-20
times, thrice a day.
Written by Yogaguru Dr Mohan Karki
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