A stye is an infection the sebaceous glands of Zeis at the base of the eyelashes, or an infection of the apocrine sweat glands of Moll. Styes are usually caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium. Styes contain water and pus and the bacteria will spread if the stye is forcefully ruptured. For more details on this kind of infection refer to wikipedia.
The following instructions are on how to quickly eliminate this eyelid infection using one or two Su Jok treatments.
I will use a real case with my patient who got rid of a Stye in the left eye in 2 days.
This is the photograph of his left eye with the stye on the upper eyelid before the treatment. As you can see the eyelid is swollen and the patient also experienced pain and couldn’t look up, as the swollen eyelid was getting in the way – so it was causing a lot of discomfort.
This is the photograph of the same eye 2 days later, where you can see that the inflammation is almost gone and the pain and discomfort are no longer experienced.
Diagnosis and Su Jok Treatment
Stye is the inflammation process of the eyelid. Su Jok Therapy in this case observes an excess of heat and humidity energies.
Part 1. According to TCM liver has a close relationship with the eyes. This is an acute inflammation process and therefore first I decided to treat the gall-bladder meridian (AM energy), which is the yang meridian of liver. I based my treatment on the 6-ki energy theory as can be seen in the following diagram:
In this diagram the dominating axis is Wind-Humidity. The Hotness, Heat and Humidity Energies are in excess, and Wind, Coldness and Dryness energies are deficient. The goal of this treatment therefore is to reduce the inflammation by reducing Hotness (inflammation) and Humidity (oedema) Energies. At the same time we need to increase the energy of the Wind and Coldness. Here is how this is done with Su Jok needles on the left hand of the patient (I work on the left hand since the stye is on the left eyelid).
Here is the same photo with a zoom on the middle finger:
Part 2. In parallel I also used a symptomatic treatment of the eye by stimulating the corresponding point of the left thumb with needles as you can see in the following photograph:
I repeated these 2 procedures on both days. The results were very positive – the pain has completely disappeared and the inflammation was mostly gone. See the photographs of the eye before and after the treatment.
Calendula Flower Infusion Eye Wash
To support and speed up the healing process I also recommended using a Calendula (Marigold) flowers infusion.
Add a spoonfull of the dry calendula herb to a glass of hot water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Once it cools down to room temperature it can be applied to the eye with the help of cotton ball dipped into the glass with the infusion. Gently soak the eye with it for a short period of time (30 secs or so) by tilting the head back and putting the infusion-soaked cotton ball over the eye. Repeat several times a day.