Best Natural Remedies for Blepharospasm (Eye Twitching)...
by TM Premkumar
(Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)
My wife has been undergoing treatment for Glaucoma for about three years or so. Of late there has been blinking in both her eyes, a condition the eye specialist treating her says is Blepharospasm. She has been taking Magnesium tablets 400 mg daily, and also using Magnesium oil twice a day. Would you mind suggesting any natural treatment to tide over this condition of hers. She is very depressed at the moment. We are from India and are now living in Brisbane, Australia. Her blinking has become severe since we came to Brisbane, though it was very mild while we were in India. We thought it could be because of the winter weather here. She has dry eyes and has been on refresh tear drops for about a year or so. We would be really be grateful to your good self if you could advise us. With warm regards.
Hi TM Premkumar, and thank you for your question regarding natural treatments for blepharospasm.
The main cause of blepharospasm (eye twitching) is a calcium, magnesium and potassium deficiency. Your wife is using a transdermal magnesium spray
so this is a good start (make sure she sprays 15-20 sprays all over her body for best results). However, you don't say what type of magnesium tablet she is taking? Make sure it is magnesium
citrate for high absorption.
This is very important.
Also, you need calcium with the magnesium for this remedy to work. Coral calcium
is highly effective and contains the right ratio of calcium to magnesium (2 to 1). If you cannot find coral calcium then a good calcium/magnesium liquid supplement will work. Just make sure that whatever brand you buy contains added vitamin D for maximum absorption. Organic apple cider vinegar
is rich in potassium so one to two tablespoons mixed in a glass of filtered water and taken twice daily will help tremendously as well.
The B group vitamins, particularly folate, B6 and B12 are also essential for correct muscle and nerve function and eye health so make sure she's getting enough of these.
Finally, go out and buy some tonic water and have your wife drink a liter a day (this folk remedy really works). It takes about a week or two to do the job, but her eye twitching will definitely be gone! Then to keep those eye twitches away for good, continue to drink 1-2 oz of tonic water each day.
You can read more about these remedies here... How to Stop Eye Twitching Naturally
Hope this helps you TM Premkumar.
Good luck and all the best to you.
Troy (Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist, Health & Wellness Coach, Sports Nutritionist)