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Bates method

, Bates exercise (bāts)
[W.H. Bates, U.S. physician, 1860-1931]
An alternative medical practice for disorders of visual accommodation that includes blinking, covering the eyes with the palms of the hands, moving the eyes rapidly from side to side, exposing them to sunlight, and discarding eyeglasses.
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"With one accord, ophthalmologists tell us that the visual organ of man was never intended for the uses to which it is now put," he wrote in his book, The Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses.
Today, his ideas, taken collectively, are known as the "Bates Method."
"The premise," explains Jerriann Taber, a Bates Method instructor and founder of the Vision Training Institute in El Cajon, California,"is that strain in the mind interferes with the focusing muscles of the eyes." If you can teach your mind to focus, says Taber, and relieve the emotional stresses that are so much a part of modern-day living, visual improvement is virtually guaranteed.
Treatment methodology incorporates a variety of CAM methodologies, such as the Bates method for visual reeducation, cranial osteopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), nutrition, homeopathy, phytotherapy, psychotherapy, color therapy, iridology, kinesiology, psychosomatic correlation, bioenergetics, and creative visualization.
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Now, with the help of a special sight retraining technique called The Bates Method, it is possible to improve eyesight naturally, without the help of either glasses or lenses.
Peter Mansfield, author of The Bates Method, said: "This isn't a miracle cure.
Now he does a routine known as CAPTION style in here different versions style in here different versions the Bates Method - where he rubs his hands together, places the warm palms over his eyes and the heat from his hands gives him extra optical energy.
Its A-Z of therapies includes some intriguing ones such as the Bates method, which is a technique to improve your vision without glasses.