What are those floaty things in your eye Michael Mauser
Have you ever noticed something swimmingin your field of visioné It may look like a tiny wormor a transparent blob, and whenever you try to geta closer look, it disappears, only to reappearas soon as you shift your glance. But don't go rinsing out your eyes! What you are seeing is a common phenomenon known as a floater. The scientific name for these objectsis Muscae volitantes,
Latin for quot;flying flies,quot; and true to their name,they can be somewhat annoying. But they're not actually bugsor any kind of external objects at all. Rather, they exist inside your eyeball. Floaters may seem to be alive,since they move and change shape, but they are not alive. Floaters are tiny objectsthat cast shadows on the retina, the lightsensitive tissueat the back of your eye.
They might be bits of tissue, red blood cells, or clumps of protein. And because they're suspendedwithin the vitreous humor, the gellike liquidthat fills the inside of your eye, floaters drift alongwith your eye movements, and seem to bounce a littlewhen your eye stops. Floaters may be onlybarely distinguishable most of the time.
They become more visiblethe closer they are to the retina, just as holding your hand closerto a table with an overhead light will result in a moresharply defined shadow. And floaters are particularly noticeable when you are lookingat a uniform bright surface, like a blank computer screen, snow, or a clear sky,
where the consistency of the backgroundmakes them easier to distinguish. The brighter the light is,the more your pupil contracts. This has an effect similarto replacing a large diffuse light fixture with a single overhead light bulb, which also makesthe shadow appear clearer. There is another visual phenomenonthat looks similar to floaters but is in fact unrelated. If you've seen tiny dots of lightdarting about
when looking at a bright blue sky, you've experienced what is knownas the blue field entoptic phenomenon. In some ways,this is the opposite of seeing floaters. Here, you are not seeing shadows but little moving windowsletting light through to your retina. The windows are actually causedby white blood cells moving through the capillariesalong your retina's surface. These leukocytes can be so largethat they nearly fill a capillary
Day 11 Liver Cleansing Exercise 30 Days of Qigong to Better Health
Good morning.Welcome to 30 Days of Qigong to Better Health. My name is Chris Shelton. Today, we're working with the liver cleansing exercise, day number 11. In Chinese medicine, the liver is paired with the, with the gallbladder, and aids in digestion,and it also helps with things like the, regulating the blood flow throughout thebody, blood and Qi flow. But in my world of seeing clients in practice,I would say that in our society or at least here in the Bay Area, one of the biggestdysfunctions that I actually see is liver imbalances. Because liver is harmed bythe negative emotions of anger,
frustration, rage and resentment. Now the organ's a big, the liver is a big organ that loves to process toxins, but at a certain pointthen what happens is, is that it can no longer withstand the amount that it'shaving to process through, so if you're, if it's having to process toxins from the food that we eat, as well as our environment, what we're breathing in, and then also the toxicity ofthe emotions of anger, frustration, rage, resentment, old anger, repressed anger, control if you're somebody that has too much control or if you're too controlling, that's a sign of a liver imbalance. So, there are so many different conditions or symptomsthat we actually see stemming from the
liver, and the liver controls the tendons,ligaments and sinews, also opens up in to the eyes. And when we have imbalancesof the liver, then a person may tend to grind their teeth, have TMJ, wake up inthe morning with their fists clenched. They may have other symptoms likemigraines, headaches, problems with their menstrual cycle. They could have problemswith their fingernails, dryness, cracked fingernails. I mean there are so many different thingsthat could happen: floaters, flowery vision So, problems with the eyesightactually can stem from the, from the liver If you are one of those people that, during the day, that your energy tends to drop, or tends to fluctuate
actually, then we can look at the liveras being responsible for that, because the liver does govern blood, but whathappens is, is that it also contains the qi, so if the blood isn't circulating right,if there's a stasis of blood in the liver, or a deficiency of blood in the liver, then the person's energy is going to be off, and what's interesting is that when a personholds on to anger then what happens is that it actually can explode, and this is wherepeople, you hear some people say, quot;I was so angry, I saw redquot; or what will happen isit will actually, they may explode, but then they implode and this is where where we endup with cases of depression.
So, in Chinese medicine, we don't treat the mind, and I know that in western medicine, western science this frontal cortex here is responsiblefor, is responsible for our consciousness, etcetera, but in Chinese medicine,when we see somebody with depression, we, we go to regulate the liver, which thenaffects the heart, which then affects the mind So, I can't say enoughabout this organ; it has such a big responsibility, it has over like 500functions, but I would say in our culture this thing of anger, holding on to anger, our ego lovesto hold on to anger, because we believe it will serve us at a future date, it will keep us prepared just in case something happens again
that's similar to past trauma, and as a resultof this, holding on to this past anger, or getting angry or irritated easily,agitated easily, then what happens is it creates this dysfunction inside the body.Now what's interesting is, if I have a client come in that does not feel anger atall, does not even know what anger is, then I start to see symptoms ofautoimmune or inflammatory conditions, that arise, because if you hold onto this stuff or you pretend like it doesn't affect you, it has to show up somewhere inside thebody and so one of the ways that it shows up actually is inflammation. If you are somebody with high cholesterol and you're eating healthy, you're