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Restoring Your Eyesight : A Taoist Approach
"Doug Marsh gives a truly fresh approach to the holistic components that lead to successful improvement of vision. The vital connection between life's rhythm, the conscious flow of spirit, and the efficient functioning of the visual system is correctly portrayed."
--Roberto Kaplan, O.D., author of Seeing Without Glasses and Conscious Seeing
Fewer than three percent of children in North America are born with visual defects, yet as they become adults nearly two thirds will become reliant on prescription lenses to see clearly. Virtually nonexistent in pre-industrialized cultures, this epidemic of blurred vision can be traced to mental, physical, and spiritual imbalances in modern society. The traditional "quick fixes" of eyeglasses and contact lenses only serve to cover the true cause of blurred vision while increasing eyestrain, and these fixes often progressively worsen eyesight as the eyes become trained to work within the confines of the corrective lenses. Refractive surgery carries even more serious risks.
In Restoring Your Eyesight, Doug Marsh offers a natural alternative that shows readers how to improve their eyesight by taking conscious control of their vision health. He combines proven methods pioneered a century ago by eye doctor William Bates with the ancient Chinese wisdom of Taoism. Marsh describes how vision goes deeper than the eyes and optic nerves, extending well into the layers of the mind, emotions, and spirit. Eyesight difficulties are often connected to behavioral and stress-related syndromes, such as dyslexia, ADHD, stuttering, TMJ, and anxiety disorders. He draws upon the core values of the Bates Method and Taoism--rhythm, softness, return, balance, and wholeness--to provide guidelines for a holistic healing of outer and inner vision.
Doug Marsh, a professional engineer and vision educator, has extensively studied natural vision improvement and the mind/body interface as it relates to eyesight. The natural Taoist approach has greatly reduced his nearsightedness while also relieving the symptoms of a TMJ/inner-ear disorder. Most days he experiences brief, spontaneous "flashes" of near 20/20 eyesight, an encouraging sign that his vision continues to heal. He lives in Canada.
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Healing Arts Press
July 14, 2011
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