Submitted by dave on Wed, 05/13/2009 - 6:33pm

I am reading an interesting article: TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA WITH CHINESE HERBS by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon

The article quotes the recent compendium English-Chinese Encyclopedia of Practical Traditional Chinese Medicine (4), in which Volume 17 is devoted to ophthalmology. As to cause of open-angle glaucoma, it says:

Emotional depression of a person may cause stagnation of liver qi that will turn into fire. When the fire goes upward to attack the eyes, the disease occurs. Or, if a person suffers from retention of dampness due to hypofunction of the spleen, phlegm will originate from the retention and form phlegm stagnation which will further convert into fire. When the fire moves upward to attack the eye, the disease is caused. Besides, deficiency of the liver and kidney, a condition called consumption of primordial yin, will result in asthenic fire, and attack of the eye by the fire will lead to the disease.

Therapeutic effects of curcumin, the anti-inflammatory agent, against neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Sun, 08/10/2008 - 10:25pm

Interesting research about therapeutic effects of curcumin against an array of widely-spread diseases with Dave's comments. The article also makes reference to "ancient treatments" and discusses the very nature of inflammation.

Have Any Foods, Herbs Or Supplements Been Proven To Help Vision?

Submitted by dave on Wed, 05/16/2007 - 6:50pm


Science moves slowly and proof of any sort is hard to come by. However, we have strong evidence that lots of herbs and "super food"-type supplements can be very beneficial for patients with glaucoma. How long do you want to wait for the "official" proclamation that these supplements are beneficial? 

India hits back in 'bio-piracy' battle

Submitted by dave on Sun, 04/08/2007 - 4:26pm

 By Soutik Biswas 

BBC News, Delhi 
In a quiet government office in the Indian capital, Delhi, some 100 doctors are hunched over computers poring over ancient medical texts and keying in information.



These doctors are practitioners of ayurveda, unani and siddha, ancient Indian medical systems that date back thousands of years.

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Alan Tillotson On Glaucoma

Submitted by dave on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 12:52pm

I have recently started consulting with Alan Tillotson, R.H., Ph.D., at the CHRYSALIS NATURAL MEDICINE CLINIC. I'm impressed with his knowledge of Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs (as well as Western herbs). I had a one hour consultation with Alan yesterday and I will definitely be following up with him. (Later in this post, I will share something he has written on glaucoma.)


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