Taking Charge of Your Health

We’re dealing with the eye, which is such
a sacred place, and people have a lot of fear behind that. I have trouble opening my eyes underwater,
so when I first got it I was nervous too. Hi, my name is Taylor and today I’m getting
a dry eye treatment. I had some issues with my eyes. Within the past year I had this weird, stringy
mucus that was so gross, and I would show my coworkers and they would
be like, “Ew, don’t show me that!” And then I would tell my mom and she was like,
“Go to the eye doctor.” And my eye doctor, she was just like, “Oh,
it’s probably allergies.” But I feel like it’s happened throughout
the year so probably not. Having dry eyes affects my day to day life
because I’m driving a lot, I like to read, I write. Although I take eye drops, and I know there’s
prescriptions to help you fix this problem, I am looking forward to finding a natural
solve. My name is Kari Jansen, I am a Ayurvedic practitioner,
herbalist and massage therapist in LA. And I have my own herbal body care line called
Poppy and Someday. I offer the netra basti, which is the ghee
and the eye therapy, using wheat flour and water. I went to college for health fitness and nutrition. I studied at the Ayurvedic Institute of America. Then I went to India. A group of us went over in a small little
village, and we were there a month studying Panchakarma, which is the cleansing technique
of India. And that was a big eye opener of learning
the basics, and that’s where I learned the netra basti. Hi! Hi! How are you? Lovely to meet you. Nice to meet you. Let’s get it over with. My eyes are already feeling weird anticipating. Okay, so get on the table. Okay. Can I give you these? Yes. I have a problem with interacting with things that
are messy. I’m really nervous about this whole process. I’m the type of person that if anything
gets on me, that I don’t know what it is, I immediately need it off of me. First, I massage their scalp and around their
eyes. That helps relax them. A basti is the word for container. So I make a dough dam. Then I warm up the ghee. If it’s too cold it’s gonna cause more
anxiety, but if the temperature of the oil is perfect, then it creates a safe place. Then I have them gently blink and open their
eyes through the golden light. Then they can look in all four directions. When the temperature starts to get cooler,
then I pour the ghee out. How do you feel? I feel good, I feel clear, I feel moisturized. After the treatment was over I initially felt
like, I can’t believe I did that. I kind of felt very uncomfortable when she
told me to open my eyes because it’s weird having oil surrounding your eyes. I saw pictures that were two eyes at the same
time, which I definitely would not have been able to handle. So I was happy that she kind of gave attention
to one eye at a time. Before Taylor came in, her eyes had a lot
of red in them and they looked really dried, and I could see some mucus in the corners. Afterwards, they were so clear. The red was lessened in her eyes, her pupils
were clear. Kari brings a lot of honor to this Ayurvedic
tradition. She brought it from India but treats it with
a lot of respect and gratitude with her practice in California. I believe in Ayurveda because it’s helped
me. Every time I go to visit India they’re always
super surprised like, “Whoa, you’re into this?” I like to go over there to get inspired and
learn exactly their techniques and how they do it so I could bring it over here and incorporate it to the
Western world. If you have dry itchy eyes, I recommend castor
oil. Put it in the corner of your eyes before you
go to bed and then shut your eyes and blink a couple times, and allow the oil to soothe
your eyes. It’s been about a week since I saw Kari. Right after treatment my eyes felt super hydrated,
super loved upon. And now they kinda feel like they want that
treatment every week. But you’re not allowed to do it every week. You have to do it every three months. So I think I’m gonna definitely use castor
oil in between treatments to make sure my eyes still feel rejuvenated. Thank you so much for watching Refinery29. To watch more videos, click here. To subscribe, click here. Thank you.

100 thoughts on “I Tried A Holistic Dry Eye Treatment For The First Time | Macro Beauty | Refinery29

  1. Please please use gloves! Bacteria can enter super duper easily as the eyes have mucus membranes. As an Indian, please just come to India ang get this done

  2. Her eyes before with that stringy thing coming out of her eye was nasty 🤢 🤢 😷 Ew. I was eating and now I think I will just put down my food.🤕🥴

  3. I need my pupils cleared. For a few years I’ve had this weird iridescent holographic looking film over my eyes. How can I fix it? I’ve flushed with water and it doesn’t work

  4. Go see another eye doctor if the first one didn’t help you. You have mucous strings coming from your eyes.. wtffff girl. Not normal.

  5. I'm using pizza dough RN! And using olive oil . I'll keep you guys updated 😊 👍
    Edit: DO. NOT. TRY. It hurts and it's cloudy

  6. I’m Indian and we have much better home remedies for dry eye.
    Gurl, try a unani doctor from India next. They have better knowledge.

  7. There are so many ignorant people here commenting stuff. She basically said the procedure is netra basti. GOOGLE IT. KNOW IT. THEN COMMENT.
    FYI ayurveda is an indian traditional system of medicine. Its wayyyy older than allopathy. And an ayurvedic practitioner is considered as a DOCTOR in most parts of the world. They basically have to study both allopathy and ayurvedic subjects. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  8. Anyone ever try opening their eyes underwater or use eye cleaner liquid (like artificial tears)

  9. I get that kind of eye discharge and it really is allergies. I have chronic allergies and sinusitis. I use warm compresses, allergy drops, and take allergy medicine.

  10. Symptoms that manifest physically are usually an indicator of a systemic imbalance. She could be deficient in essential fatty acids. Dry eyes is actually quite common. Try a high EPA fatty acid fish oil ( or from algae if you prefer a plant-based source) and or Hyaluronic Acid supplements. Our eyes contain a lot of HA.
    And as always, stay hydrated. I’m a Nutritionist and have many years experience working in health food stores and many Optometrists recommend the high EPA Omega 3. Hope it can help someone 🙂

  11. This is an AYURVEDIC Eye Treatment if you’re gonna cover it at least give the credit to the people who created it in the title.

  12. I really think many people here are criticizing this lady too much. I am sure Ghee is way natural than all of the other things we put in our eyes , as in makeup and the soap that gets in our eyes when we shower. I understand some people do not really have natural remedies in their culture but to just start attacking something is not right !!! When I was younger when ever I had a very bad throat ache or ear ache, my mom would burn garlic in some mustard oil and let it sit in my ear for a a minute or two- and that worked very well !!! I know that might sound odd to some people . But remember back in the days doctors even gave little babies a teaspoon of whiskey for coughs and what ever . YES we do need medial science to survive ! It is very vital , but that does not mean all the natural remedies are bullshit.
    ** Just how some people use natural ingredients as hair masks and face masks. AND the tittle says " Holistic Dry Eye Treatment " –_– not eye surgery or something.

  13. So this isn’t really treating anything. It’s just addressing one symptom and proving temporary relief. Our tear layer in our eyes has a natural oil layer called the lipid layer and that stringy discharge is a sign of that layer not working. Obviously by pouring some artificial oil in her eye it will provide temporary relief but she should actually be getting treatment to express her natural oil glands and use artificial tears as needed.

  14. I tried castor oil for my eyelashes and it gave amazing results but in exchange i got an eye infection called a stye due to clogged glands
    Butting oil in your eyes might not be a very good idea 😅😅😅

  15. Please just go to an eye doctor.. don’t be putting castor oil OR this womans dirty nails in your eye.

  16. I love how suddenly every 14 yo Indian American is a professional with this unheard-of holistic dry eye treatment.

  17. She did amazing on her eye I don't see nothing wrong with it I would love to try it one day💜💪 and haters back off stop being rude to her cuz if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything

  18. Everyone was being total jerks to the lady. Just calm down. It's not like you have to get this done. You aren't forced to.

  19. looks like meibomian gland dysfunction. you can achieve the same results with simple lid hygiene:
    1. warm compress
    2. massage eyelids
    3. wipe eyelids with sterile preservative-free wipe
    4. use preservative-free eye drop

  20. So much noooooo 😭
    If you have Dry Eye
    1) use a hot compress for 5-10 mins one to two times a day
    2) use a lubricating eye drop, preservative Free is best !
    If your dry eye is more severe visit your optometrist to discuss other options such as prescription eye drops (Restasis, Xiidra, ECT.)or Punctal plugs

    Why is she not wearing gloves oh my goodness 🤯

  21. That was definitely not sanitary. That woman’s hands germs can get in there. These are eyes we are talking about. I’m an Indian and I’ve decided to use Ayurvedic (ancient Indian herbs and medicine) to fix everything since I was little even for weight loss and the Ayurvedic way to fix this is way better. And as an Indian this was not done right I’m sorry but that was terrible.

  22. This is quite interesting. I'm curious to know what is used to make the dough. I'd also like to see it done in India. Other than that, Taylor's hair is luscious.

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