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    1 Health care for visual disabilities
    Those with visual disabilities are susceptible to negative emotions like tension, impetuosity, depression and pessimism. It is advisable to adopt the methods of straightening them out, checking one emotion with another and suggestion therapy so as to remove bad emotional reactions. They may also use the recreational methods like music, singing and drama to make themselves cheerful. This can stabilize their emotions and improve their life quality. Training the body
    Daoyin Close the eyes and aim at the eyes with the palms in turn. Namely, the right palm aims at the right eye first. Then, imagine that a bright light is penetrating into the eyeball from the palm center. The left hand repeats the same movements. Do the daoyin with the alternating hands for 7 to 8 minutes, but no more than 10 minutes in general. Afterwards, "wipe the eyes with the fingers" (Please refer to the relevant content in Chapter 7). If there exist mild sensations like soreness, numbness and itching in the eyes, these are normal reactions.
    Practice eight-section brocade or Taijiquan everyday. Generally, the simplified Taijiquan is advisable. People with better physical strength may select the forty-eight-section Taijiquan or Yang's Taijiquan. Rehabilitation with the diets
    Generally people with visual disabilities mostly select sight-improving foods like Baihe (Bulbus Lilii), Juhua (Flos Chrysanthemi) and animal livers. Wolfberry Vegetable
    Wolfberry vegetable, also called "Gouqitou", "Gouqimiao" and "Gouqiye" in Chinese, is the tender leaf of wolfberry. The leaf can be used to stir-fry dishes, make tea, cook gruel and thick soup. Wolfberry is bitter and sweet, cool-natured and acts upon the liver meridian and kidney meridian. It has the actions of clearing away heat, curing deficiency, nourishing the liver and improving sight. The drug is applicable to declining sight, night blindness, etc. It is advisable to decoct 60 g of wolfberry leaves, 30 g of Juemingzi ( Semen Cassiae), 9 g of Yemingsha (Faeces Vespertilionis), 120 g of pork liver together. Eat the liver. Abalone
    Abalone, also called "Jiukongbao" and "Fuyu', is salty and warm-natured, acting upon the liver meridian. It nourishes blood, liver and yin, clears away heat, benefits essence and improves sight. The fish contains protein and over 20 nutritious constituents like amino acid as well as Baolingsu ? and Baolingsu ?. These substances can inhibit cancer cells, streptomycin, staphylococci, flu viruses, simple herpes viruses, keratitis viruses, type 12 adenovirus, etc. The meat can be made into dried abalone for food. The food is a rare delicacy and the good food for patients with eye diseases or hypertension. Carrot
    Carrot is sweet and neutral-natured. It benefits qi and produces blood, strengthens the stomach to remove food retention, improves sight and nourishes the liver. It is advisable to eat for those who have poor sight. Gouqizi Wine (Wine of Fructus Lycii)
    When brewing rice wine at home, put a proper amount of Gouqizi (Fructus Lycii) (1/10 of the rice) into the round-grained nonglutinous rice. After the wine is brewed, drink 20ml of the wine when having supper or at bed time every day. The wine is applicable to declining sight and blurred vision due to blood deficiency of the liver. Wolfberry Leaves Stewed with Pig Kidney
    Add a proper amount of water to 100 to 150g of wolfberry leaves and a pair of pig kidneys (remove the fasciae, wash them clean and cut them into small cubes) to cook soup. Then add some seasoning to eat the meat. The dish has the actions of strengthening the kidney and benefiting essence, improving hearing and sight. It is applicable to visual disabilities due to renal essence deficiency in old people. Wolfberry Stewed with Beef
    The diet includes 250 g of meat of cattle leg, 10 g of Huaishanyao (Rhizoma Dioscoreae ), 20 g of Gouqizi ( Fructus Lycii) , 6 g of Guiyuanrou (Arillus Longan ) , a proper amount of cooking wine, refined salt, gourmet powder, segments of green Chinese onion, slices of ginger and edible oil respectively. First, wash the Shanyao (Rhizoma Dioscoreae ), Gouqizi ( Fructus Lycii ) and Guiyuanrou (Arillus Longan) clean and put them into a handleless cup. Secondly, put the beef into a boiling pot to be cooked for 3 minutes and scoop it out. After washing the meat clean, cut it into the chips with a diameter of 4 cm. Thirdly, heat the iron pot until it is hot. Fourthly, pour the peanut oil into the pot. Fifthly, pour the beef chips into the pot and fry them quickly with strong fire. Sixthly, boil the cooking wine and put it into the cup with the ginger and green Chinese onion on it. Seventhly, pour boiling water and salt into the cup. Then, put the cup on the water and heat it until the beef is very tender. At this time, take out the meat and remove the ginger and green Chinese onion. Finally, add the gourmet powder to the meat. The whole cooking process is finished. The meat has the actions of strengthening the kidney to benefit essence, invigorating qi and blood, nourishing the liver to improve sight. It is applicable to blurred vision due to deficiency of qi and blood resulting from insufficiency of the liver and kidney. It can also delay ageing, strengthen tendons and improve sight for healthy people. Shouwu ( Radix Polygoni Multiflori ) Stewed with Liver Chips
    The ingredients are 250 g of pig liver, 10 g of Heshouwu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori), 75 g of edible fungus (fermented in water), 50 g of green vegetable, 25 g of soya sauce, 10g of cooking wine, 1 g of gourmet powder, 15 g of water starch, 5 g of green Chinese onion, 5 g of ginger and a proper amount of water. First, cut Heshouwu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori) into chips. And cook the drug in water to extract 100 ml of the concentrated liquid of Heshouwu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori ). Secondly, cut the pig liver into chips with the shape of a willow leaf, the green Chinese onion into slivers and the ginger into slices. Thirdly, Cut the edible fungus and green vegetable into slices after washing them clean and scald the two ingredients in boiling water for a little while. Fourthly, extract the juice of the edible fungus, green vegetable, slivers of green Chinese onion, ginger slices, soya sauce, cooking wine, gourmet powder, salt, vinegar, and water starch. Use the juice and a proper amount of soup to make starch juice. Fifthly, put vegetable oil into a pot and heat the pot until the oil is 70 %--80% done. Sixthly, scald the pig liver in boiling water and then remove the water in the liver. Seventhly, dip the liver in the oil in the pot until it is completely done. Eighthly, Place the cooked liver in a strainer, leave the oil in the pot. Next, put the pig liver into the pot again and fry it with strong fire. At this time pour the starch juice, cook the ingredients and stir them evenly. Finally, strain some cooked oil, and the whole cooking process is finished. This prescription nourishes the liver and improves sight. It is applicable to premature ageing, night blindness, blurred vision, etc. due to asthenia of the liver and kidney. Health care with drugs Mingmu Dihuang Pill, or Rehmannia Pill for Improving Sight (cited from Yi Lue Liu Shu, or Six Books for Brief Introduction to Medicine)
    The prescription is composed of 150 g of Shudihuang (Radix Rehmanniae Praeparata), 60 g of Shanyurou ( Fructus Corni ), 30 g Zexie ( Rhizoma Alismatis ), 45 g of Mudanpi ( Cortex Mouttan Radics), 60 g of Fuling (Poria) (wood removed), 90g of Shanyao (Rhizoma Dioscoreae), 60 g of Danggui ( Radix Angelicae Sinensis), 30 g of Chuanxiong ( Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong), 90 g of Maimendong (Radix Ophiopogonis) (core removed) and 90 g of Shihu (Herba Dendrobii). Grind all the above ingredients into powder and make the powder into pill with honey. Take the pill with boiling water, 9 g each time. The prescription nourishes yin and enriches blood, nourishes liver and improves sight. It is applicable to photophobia, wind-induced lacrimation and blurred vision due to yin deficiency of the liver and kidney. Prolonged administration of the drug is also advisable for patients with visual disabilities due to eyeground diseases like orbital optic neuritis, optic atrophy, central retinitis and chronic glaucoma. Huma Yanshou Pill, or Pill of Sesame and Qiushi (Halitum Praeparatum) for Prolonging Life (cited from Fu Shou Jing Fang, or Excellent Prescriptions for Promoting Longevity)
    The prescription is composed of 120 g of sesame, 120g of Qiushi (Halitum Praeparatum), 120 g of Heshouwu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori), 120 g of Baifuling (Poria) and 30 g of Gancao (Radix Glycyrrhizae ). Grind all the above ingredients into fine powder and make it into pills with the size of a Chinese parasol seed with 500g of honey. Take the pills with rice wine, 5 g each time, three times a day. The prescription has the actions of blackening the hair and beard, improving hearing and sight, preserving health and prolonging life. It may be used as the health care drug for those with visual disabilities in summer.

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