Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
My son was born with a condition called nystagmus, a pendulum-like jerky motion of the eyes that usually occurs if he’s stressed or tired. Is there any work being done in this area?
A: I am not aware of any specific natural research in addressing nystagmus directly. However, most of the manifestations of nystagmus are often related to anxiety and stress, as you have so astutely observed. There are many Traditional Chinese Medicine remedies and treatment protocols for anxiety and stress. I suggest you contact a licensed practitioner to determine if an acupuncture and herbal treatment for anxiety and stress might be helpful.
Additionally, you may try the Traditions of Tao herbal formula “Eyes” to help nourish your eye health. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.