Dark circles under the eyes / 1995

Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 00:15:30 +0000
From: christopher hedley <christopher.GN.APC.ORG>
Subject: re Eyes

>: Another reason for black circles under the eyes may be a kidney situation.
>Although this is often said (it is a Macrobiotic belief), let's just note that the bottom lid is the site of the beginning of the Stomach Channel in the 'bioenergetic' theory of East-Asian Traditional Healing [the pupil is the usual site of examining the condition of the Kidney].

I have never found any relationship between dark circles under the eyes and the condition of the kidneys, it does seem to be more a matter of life style and diet. Bags under the eyes are more likely to be kidney related, especially in children. Treating ourselves on the basis of one symptom only is not a good idea.

I have noticed that discolouration under the eyes can be difficult to shift, even when the person takes their lifestyle in hand, probably because the skin is very thin here. In such cases a mild chamomile or elderflower cream will often be found helpful.

Christopher Hedley