Ptosis-Falling Eyelids Natural Remedies
Ptosis is a condition where the muscles of the upper eyelid lose their elasticity, sometimes due to paralysis, which can cause loss of vision. Causes include the following: cataract surgery as the area is weakened anyway; obesity and fat that causes a weakened eyelid; weakened connective tissue of the upper eye lid. Medical treatment usually involves surgery to correct the problem. Surgery is always a risk and may take months for total recovery. Following, the connective tissue weakness is still evident.
Natural healing includes strengthening nerves, muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. Using natural supplements for several weeks to months will help strengthen this area.
Natural Supplements for Falling Eyelids – Ptosis
Magnesium – for nerve and muscle health (use as much as possible before getting loose stool)
Vitamin B Complex – for nerve health
Dr. Christopher’s Complete Bone & Tissue Ointment – connective tissue weakness
Comfrey cream – connective tissue weakness
Plantain cream – connective tissue weakness
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Ptosis – Falling Eyelids
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dr Christopher’s Complete Tissue & Bone – to strengthen tissues
Cramp bark – relax and strengthen muscles
Shave grass – connective tissue integrity
Cell Salts to Help with Falling Eyelids
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue weakness
#8 Mag phos 6X – muscular spasms, weakness
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue weakness
Ptosis – Falling Eyelids Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Alumina – leas movement makes eyes worse; upper eyelid feels heavy; can hardly open eyes; worse left side; thin, weak, and dry person with chronic constipation.
Belladonna – swollen eyelids, congested, sore; squinting; eyelid spasms; throbbing sensation; inflammation; more on right side.
Causticum – from cold application with joint problems; mostly right eyelid paralysis; heavy drooping; double vision; eye pain; rolling of eyes.
Cocculus – dry eyelids; may have dizziness; eyelids feel paralyzed; inability to open eyelids at night.
Conium – eyelid paralysis; lid heavy, droopy; vision blurry when angry; vertigo possible; hormonal problems.
Dulcamara – cold damp weather affects; achy when reading; thick yellow discharge; swollen glands; sees sparks or like seeing through gauze.
Gelsemium – vision weakness from infectious disease; heavy drooping eyelids; twitching eyelid muscles; due to exhaustion.
Kali carb – pain in eyes when reading; swelling of the eyelids; cold eyelids.
Nitricum acid – sharp sticking pains; severe tearing; upper lid paralysis; angry, easily offended.
Opium – pupils fixed, red, bulging, non-reactive to light; cloudy vision; eyelids hanging and paralyzed.
Plumbum met – pupils contracted; profuse hot tearing; central vision problems; overall paralysis problems
Rhus tox – photophobia; eyes painful; muscles painful especially in change of weather; worse cold; eyelids feel stiff, better from movement.
Sepia – eyelids tired, red, burning; tearing and aching; worse morning and evenings; especially good in hormonal issues at menopause.
Spigelia – pressing pain on turning of eyes; migraines on left side; needles-in-eye sensation.
Stannum met – upper lid swollen with itching and severe pain of inner eye corner especially at night; lots of tearing; better from movement, worse warm drinks.
Zincum met – burning or smarting pains in eyes; photophobia during headache; squinting or rolling of eyes.
One-Eye Exercise for Ptosis
The National Stroke Association recommends any eye exercise routine that forces the use of the affected eye and the eyelid muscles, which will help build the muscle’s tolerance and improve your ptosis. You can do this in any way you desire; try moving your eye in figure-eight movements, rolling your eye or moving your eye in a full rotation. The site recommends performing such exercises a few minutes every hour.