• TimingMon-Fri 9AM-5:30PM EST
  • Free shipping for orders within the contiguous US over $75
  • (888) 963-6637
  • Contact Us
  • 0

Cataracs Green icon of eye with cataracts

As understood in Western medicine, cataracts entail the clouding of the eye's natural lens due to the breakdown of lens proteins, leading to diminished visual clarity and vibrancy (Flaxman et al., 2017, The Lancet Global Health).

Conversely, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) attributes cataracts to multiple disharmony patterns. One such pattern involves the accumulation of phlegm, characterized by its white, thin, watery nature, causing obstruction of the chest and upper abdominal regions and subsequent disruption of Qi flow (Liu et al., 2016, International Journal of Ophthalmology). Another pattern pertains to kidney and liver Yin deficiency, presenting with symptoms like lower back weakness, light-headedness, tinnitus, and fine or rapid pulses, often accompanied by a red tongue (Zhou et al., 2020, World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion). TCM underscores the interconnectedness of blood and essence, where blood relies on essence for nourishment, and essence hinges on blood for replenishment, contributing to cataract development (Li et al., 2018, The American Journal of Chinese Medicine). Additionally, Liver Yin deficiency represents a potential pattern, marked by dizziness, limb numbness, and blurred vision; notably, dry eyes stand as a hallmark symptom resulting from compromised liver Yin, which typically serves to moisten the eyes (Cheng et al., 2017, Chinese Medicine).

Image of a man who just had cataracts surgery and his left eye is covered