My Eyelid Keeps Twitching

For 5-6 days now my top eyelid of my right eye keeps twitching.

Initially I was not a bit worried, even so I was not sure what it meant, I assumed it was probably due to a few bad nights of sleep I had (hey, I am a parent with young children) and it was going away real soon, but after a few more days, no sign of going away (and the kids have been sleeping thru the night fine), so .. new research into the anomaly was required with good ol’ Google.

The good news is that I am not in the first stages of a stroke, neither the twitching is my imagination (wife actually sees my eyelid contract) .. apparently this is something called “Eyelid Myokymia“.

The definition as per emedicine.com is:

Background: Myokymia is the spontaneous, fine fascicular contractions of muscle without muscular atrophy or weakness. Eyelid myokymia typically involves the orbicularis oculi muscle of one of the lower eyelids; occasionally, the upper eyelids also can be affected. In most cases, eyelid myokymia is benign, self-limited, and not associated with any disease. Intervention is seldom necessary. Rarely, eyelid myokymia may occur as a precursor of blepharospasm, Meige syndrome, hemifacial spasm, and spastic-paretic facial contracture.

Pathophysiology: The pathophysiology of typical eyelid myokymia is not well understood. The focus of irritation is most likely the nerve fibers within the muscle. However, pontine dysfunction in the region of the facial nerve nucleus also has been implicated. Possible precipitating factors include stress, fatigue, and excessive caffeine or alcohol intake.

So, I am either Stressed, Tired or Drunk … or all of them combined :D

Upon further research it seems it’s common to have the bottom eyelid to twitch .. for me is the top one, which is rare, but not uncommon .. the story of my life :)

Luckily I do not have any major meetings to attend to this week, otherwise it would be quite embracing to be speaking with clients or techs and constantly have your eye twitching at them, somebody might take is as you making a pass on them, and worst, try to collect on it :)

A few more good nights sleep, is what the doctor would have prescribed .. so I’ll do my best to oblige.

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25 Responses to My Eyelid Keeps Twitching
  1. Commenter

    I’ve found that eating ready-cooked chickens makes it worse. The more they’re smothered with tasy marmite-type stuff, the more the effect!

  2. Holly

    My top right eyelid has been spasming on and off for awhile, but the last 2 months it has been doing it non stop! It especially affects me when I am driving, which is distracting. I heard potassium may help, hot compresses may help, but nothing has helped me. It affects my vision and sometimes feels like my eyelid is out of sink with my blinking, like I can’t open it wide enough. If anyone has any help – please help. I am afraid it will get worse! I neither lack sleep, drink caffeine at all, and I am not particularly stressed! And I don’t drink at all! HELP! jetsetjenny02@aol.com

  3. nullmind

    Hi Holly

    I found one of the biggest problems that leads to the twitching is indeed lack of proper sleep :(

  4. Raquel

    Spasm was occuring just below my eye in the “bags” area. This area was spasm so back I thought I had ants crawling in there. This has been occuring for three days. Even a good night rest did not help. It was not until today after taking a good three hour nap, that I noticed it go away. Still, I am afraid of it coming back.

  5. Mary Perkins

    Good day, I have read about the stories of many people having troubled by the eye sickness of eyelid-twitchings and hence I would like to share my own personal experience to you over the course of my treatment for this sickness, and it is only meant as a reference material to your website. For your information, I have been suffering from exactly the same type of sickness like yours in the past few years whereby my eyelids also tend to twitch both continuously and uncontrollably without me being able to do anything to control the twitchings at all. As a result, my eyes would seem like blinking all the while to anyone who looks at me and I totally could not drive, look directly and persistently at the pc or tv screens and most of the times, I simply can’t read any books or newspaper properly. And I have sought lots of medical treatments and apply various kinds of eye drops and even have the MRI examinations taken to get my eyes cured , but these efforts turn out to be in vain as they fail to yield any positive results. Luckily, just about a year after I suffer from such a sickness, I come across an accupuncture expert who studied and observed closely about my problems and then administer a therapy needle on the part of the flesh which is about 1.5 cm above the middle part between my thumb and my forefinger of my right hand. After that, he just ask me to press (using just mild force) that accupuncture point using such objects like toothpick /normal writing pen or anything with a blunt-pointed end for at least 2 hours a day and then consistently for about 2 months. Having done that persistently based on his order, my eyelid-twitching that makes my eyes blinking all the time just totally recover and I can drive, work with the pc screens, watch tv, movies and read as well as work like any other normal persons.
    For your further information, I have also come across quite a couple of people in my real life annoyed by such an eyelid-twitching problem of different causes and degrees of severity, and accordingly, I just recommend the method as mentioned above to them and within weeks, they just experience significant improvements to their conditions after applying this theraphy, and after a few months , they just recover totally from this sickness. As a matter of fact, I actually intend to put an illustration of that part of the hand (the one between the thumb and the forefinger of the right hand) to demontrate that accupuncture point to you more clearly, but this cannot be done due to limitations of this website. However, shall you have any further enquiries about the method I recommend above, you are welcome to address it to mary_perkins81@yahoo.com and I’ll try my best to help you.
    Lastly, I sincerely wish that the ones troubled by such an annoying eyelid-twitching sickness can recover finally from their illness.

  6. Mary Perkins

    Please refer to the article that I have just recently posted as an anonymous to this website : http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/387431 (under the main heading : What makes my eye jump? like constant twitching all day, whats up?) for further suggested details and causes/cures about this eyelid-twtiching sickness. Thank you.

  7. Mary Perkins

    Note : The following article is only meant as a reference material to the intended recipients and advices should be sought from the medical experts to establish the authenticity of its contents.

    Eyelid twitching, which is lately referred to as Blepharospasm or Myokymia is actually a symptom of involuntary and uncontrollable movements in the muscles around a person’s eyes which in turn make them appear like ‘blinking non-stop’ to other people.

    Generally, the movements of one’s muscle is controlled by the nerves around them that in turn receive signals from the brains which ultimately dictate the variety of ‘ways’ in which such movements are to be conducted based on a person’s will.

    The causes of such eyelid-twitching symptom in most common cases may just due to short-term stress, over-tiredness, over-straining of one’s eyes, occasional anxiety, temporary panic fits and nervousness which in turn can be easily relieved and recover naturally by a good rest, more relaxation and trying to calm oneself down to stop getting anxious, panic and worried and stressful over certain things. In this regard, such phenomena tend to be quite common among certain students and other professionals.

    However, in the cases of a persistent uncontrollable twitchings of the eyelids which only get aggravated rather than improved over time and last for months and even years, it may just probably imply that the nerves around the eyes organ are simply not ‘properly functionable’ enough to bring about the desired movements of the muscles based on the mental instructions from the brains of a person.

    Except for any brain and other eye muscle damages/eye muscle disorders caused by permanent lack of certain nutrients and minerals etc or other irritations to that organ like dry eyes, sore eyes, bacteria infections etc, such a chronic eyelid-twitching sickness may likely be caused by certain disturbances and disorders that affect or weaken the functionality of the nerves around the eyes to bring about the desired movements of this organ based on the person’s will.

    In this regard, the possible reasons of such chronic eyelid-twitching sickness may probably due to the causes as mentioned above which is experienced by a person over a considerably long period of time rather than just temporarily. Apart from that, other likely causes maybe be certain traumas, especially the emotional ones, allergy to or overdosage of certain medications that carry such side effects as muscle spasms, particularly photophobia in the case of eyelid-twitching symptom.

    In fact, I myself have also been suffering from such a sickness due to allergy and overdosage to such medications like Risperdal and other similar drugs (of which I have stopped taking and replaced with something else so as not to further worsen the eyelid-twitching problem and to prevent a relapse of that sickness after I get healed). As such, I would very much like to share my own genuine personal experience with you over the course of my treatment of such a sickness and I hope that it will somehow be helpful to a certain extent especially to those who have been having the similar experience as mine and I would to emphasize that it again only is meant as a reference material to anyone reading it.

    For your information, I have been suffering from this sickness in the past few years whereby my eyelids also tend to twitch both continuously and uncontrollably without me being able to do anything to control the twitchings at all. As a result, my eyes would seem like blinking all the while to anyone who looks at me and I totally could not drive, look directly and persistently at the pc or tv screens and most of the times, I simply can’t read any books or newspaper properly.

    And I have sought lots of medical treatments and advices as well as apply various kinds of eye drops, taking various types of vitamins, mineral pills as well as many types of anti-muscle spasm medications from lots of eye specialists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists (who explain the medical theories mentioned above to me), ENT specialists and other general practitioners, and even have the MRI examinations taken to get my eyes cured , but these efforts turn out to be in vain as they fail to yield any positive results and my eyes still keep on blinking non-stop.

    Luckily, just about a year after I suffer from such a sickness, I come across an acupuncture expert who studied and observed closely about my problems and then administer a therapy needle on the part of the flesh at the back of the palm which is about 1.5 cm vertically from the point of intersection between my thumb and my forefinger of my right hand (as per attachment in http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/387431 ) to strengthen the weakened and sensitive nerves around my eyes. After that, he just ask me to press (using just mild force) that acupuncture point using such objects like toothpick /normal writing pen or anything with a blunt-pointed end for at least 2 hours a day and then consistently for about 2 months. Having done that persistently based on his order, my eyelid-twitching that makes my eyes blinking all the while just totally recover in time and I can drive, work with the pc screens, watch tv, movies and read as well as work like any other normal persons.

    For your further information, I have also come across quite a couple of people in my real life annoyed by such an eyelid-twitching problem of different causes and degrees of severity, and accordingly, I just recommend the method as mentioned above to them and within weeks, they just experience significant improvements to their conditions after applying this therapy, and after a few months , they just recover totally from this sickness. . And I hope that by contributing this piece of article to you, it will somehow help you to in at least getting a clue about this sickness. Lastly, I sincerely wish that the ones troubled by such an annoying eyelid-twitching sickness can recover finally from their illness. Thank you.

  8. Mary Perkins

    Re: Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching – My Comments (extra details)

    Note : The following is only intended as a follow-up of my previous article

    About my personal experience of getting totally healed from this eyelid-twitching sickness, well, in fact I was initially instructed by a psychiatric to take Rispderdal in the first place for the treatment of my Schizophrenia sickness. And having taken this medication for about one year based on his prescribed dosage, my eyelids started to twitch, quite unnoticeable by me at first, but when more and more people began to ask me the reason why I kept on blinking my eyes to anyone who looked at me, I just started to sense this particular eyelid-twitching symptom but without being aware of its underlying causes at all.

    It was only when my eyelids began to twitch non-stop and violently day after day without me being able to do anything to deal with it, I then just referred this problem to my psychiatric who subsequently told me that he couldn’t do anything about it and referred me instead to a the eye doctors, ENT Specialists and neurosurgeons. Having examined my conditions, medical history as well as my diet and the existing medications that I was taking by that time, they all unanimously arrived at the diagnosis that the eyelid-twitching was definitely and undoubtedly caused by the prolonged intake of Risperdal which actually carried such side effects of muscle spasms especially the ones inflicted on the upper part of the face of a person who took it for a certain period of time.

    In fact, by that time, I just accordingly followed the advice of the new psychiatrist and replaced this Risperdal with an alternative medication called Seroquel,which was actually a second-generation drug that didn’t cause that much muscle-spasms side effects. However, even after I had quit taking Risperdal for more than 6 months, the violent non-stop twtichings still persisted. And actually before I decided to seek acupuncture treatment (as recommended by my friends) to deal with this sickness, I did accept the suggestion of a neurosurgeon to take Botox injections to deal with the problematic eyelid-muscles that caused all the twitchings. Next, the Botox injections, in fact did give positive results in the first place whereby my eyelids just didn’t twitch that violently after being given the injections.

    However, upon knowing from the neurosurgeon that Botox injections was actually not an effective cure for this eyelid-twitching sickness, for the very reason that the medications would just serve to sort of ‘half-paralyse’ the eyelid muscles without being able to do anything curative to the problematic nerves around the twitching eye muscles, coupled with the fact that such Botox medications tend to get immunized by the human body, it thus would just mean that larger and larger dosages of such medications would be required for each subsequent injection therapy (which would last for 3-6 months each) in order to achieve the similar healing effect of the previous ones.

    Besides, it was also actually a very expensive therapy as it would cost me about 5,000 dollars for each injection therapy session and hence, to keep on spending such huge sums of money to stop my eyelids from twitching would just be very expensive and unreasonable.

    Whilst the neurosurgeon mentioned to me also about a surgical treatment to effectively cure the eyelid-twitching, the operation, apart from being very costly, was also actually a very risky one as its failure may very well bring blindness to the persons being operated. At the same time, even such surgery were to turn out to be successful, it would also be unable to achieve 100% complete healing to anyone being operated in the sense that the eyelid-twitching conditions can never ‘look perfectly normal’ like the ones who were totally not troubled by such a sickness at all. So, I just eventually gave up the idea of getting a surgery to treat the sickness.

    Being terribly desperate, I just came to the decision of referring my eyelid-twitching sickness to an acupuncture expert which was recommended to me previously by my friends. Frankly speaking, at first I didn’t actually have any faith or confidence in such a needle-based therapy and I hardly believed that these needles alone would be able to get my eyelid-twiching healed. Next, having received such therapy, my eyelids still twitched violently like before without any improvements.

    However, after taking a good sleep at night that particular day after the acupuncture treatment, I just woke up the next day and found that there were lots of dried mucus that stuck around my eyes, and surprisingly, after rubbing away these dried mucus to open up my eyes, my eyelids just don’t twitch so violently anymore and immediately I was able to do the simple readings and watch tv as well as work with the PC screen without getting any discomfort. And based on the acupuncturist who dealt with my sickness, that acupuncture point as mentioned in that main article was actually directly interconnected with the bundle of nerves around the eye muslces, and so by administering treatment to it, that will sort of applying some kind of ‘reflexology stimulus’ to the nerves around the eye-muscles to improve the blood circulation around that area as well as to strengthen these specific nerves and to enable any unwanted metabolism wastes, blockages and toxins accumulated around that eye areas to be effectively purged out of a person’s body (through dried mucus around one’s eyes) And having applied that therapy on my own as instructed by the acupuncturist, my eyelid-twitching condition just got better and better day after day and within 2 months, the sickness was totally gone whereby my I just appeared to be perfectly normal to anyone who talked to, looked and stared at me until now.

    Though the therapy mechanism mentioned above could hardly be scientifially verified and proven by the modern medical science, however, as far as a patient suffering from this sickness is concerned, it is more the very effective cure for such sickness itself rather than all other medical and scientific reasonings that would eventually matter the most to the patients. As such, this is the main reason why I would seek acupuncture treatment as a last resort to deal with my eyelid-twitching sickness.

    And being subsequently encouraged by the dozens of successful cases of those other people in my real life who had been troubled persistently by such non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness and who then eventually got effectively and totally healed in time through the acupuncture technique that I recommended to them, I was thus greatly inspired to post such articles about my very own genuine personal experience of getting totally cured from such a sickness to at least give a clue and some guidelines to the ones who are still being troubled by it so that the similar wonderful thing will happen to them too.

  9. Mary Perkins

    Eyecare / Hemifacial Spasm : Medication-induced Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching – How I Eventually Get It Totally Cured By Acupuncture & Other Medical Details

    Note : The following article is only meant as a reference material to the intended recipients and advices should be sought from the medical experts to establish the authenticity of its contents. For your information, I get this sickness while living abroad indirectly from depression (Schizophrenia) through subsequent allergy and overdosage of the related-medications (Risperdal)and I hope that the information given below will be useful to the intended readers.

    Non-stop eyelid twitching, which is lately referred to as Blepharospasm or Myokymia is actually a symptom of involuntary and uncontrollable movements in the muscles around a person’s eyes which in turn make them appear like ‘blinking non-stop’ to other people.

    Generally, the movements of one’s muscle is controlled by the nerves around them that in turn receive signals from the brains which ultimately dictate the variety of ‘ways’ in which such desired movements are to be conducted based on a person’s will.

    The causes of such non-stop eyelid-twitching symptom in most common cases may just due to short-term stress, over-tiredness, over-straining of one’s eyes, occasional anxiety, temporary panic fits and nervousness which in turn can be easily relieved and recover naturally by a good rest, more relaxation and trying to calm oneself down to stop getting anxious, panic and worried and stressful over certain things. In this regard, such phenomena tend to be quite common among certain students and other professionals.

    However, in the cases of a persistent uncontrollable non-stop twitchings of the eyelids which only get aggravated rather than improved over time and last for months and even years, it may just probably imply that the nerves around the eyes organ are simply not ‘properly functionable’ enough to bring about the desired movements of the muscles based on the mental instructions from the brains of a person.

    Except for any brain and other eye muscle damages/eye muscle disorders caused by permanent lack of certain nutrients and minerals etc or other irritations to that organ like dry eyes, sore eyes, bacteria infections etc, such a chronic eyelid-twitching sickness may likely be caused by certain disturbances and disorders that affect or weaken the functionality of the nerves around the eyes to bring about the desired movements of this organ based on the person’s will.

    In this regard, the possible reasons of such chronic non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness may probably due to the causes as mentioned above which is experienced by a person over a considerably long period of time rather than just temporarily. Apart from that, other likely causes maybe be certain traumas, especially the emotional ones, allergy to or overdosage of certain medications that carry such side effects as muscle spasms, particularly photophobia in the case of non-stop eyelid-twitching symptom.

    In fact, I myself have also been suffering from such a sickness due to allergy and overdosage to such medications like Risperdal and other similar drugs (of which I have stopped taking and replaced with Seroquel so as not to further worsen the non-stop eyelid-twitching problem and to prevent a relapse of that sickness after I get healed). As such, I would very much like to share my own genuine personal experience with you over the course of my treatment of such a sickness and I hope that it will somehow be helpful to a certain extent especially to those who have been having the similar experience as mine and I would to emphasize that it again only is meant as a reference material to anyone reading it.

    For your information, I have been suffering from this sickness in the past few years whereby my eyelids also tend to twitch both continuously and uncontrollably without me being able to do anything to control the twitchings at all. As a result, my eyes would seem like blinking all the while to anyone who looks at me and I totally could not drive, look directly and persistently at the pc or tv screens and most of the times, I simply can’t read any books or newspaper properly.

    And I have sought lots of medical treatments and advices as well as apply various kinds of eyedrops, taking various types of vitamins, mineral pills as well as many types of anti-muscle spasm medications from lots of eye specialists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists (who explain the medical theories mentioned above to me), ENT specialists and other general practitioners, and even have the MRI examinations taken to get my eyes cured , but these efforts turn out to be in vain as they fail to yield any positive results and my eyes still keep on blinking non-stop.

    Luckily, just about a year after I suffer from such a sickness, I come across an acupuncture expert who studied and observed closely about my problems and then administer a therapy needle on the part of the flesh at the back of the palm which is about 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together ) between my thumb and my forefinger of my right hand (as per illustration attached in http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2652/attachmentfilesn4.gif ) to strengthen the weakened and sensitive nerves around my eyes. Kindly take note that this point is located at a much ‘fleshy’ instead of a much ‘boney’ area – perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another. After that, he just ask me to administer an alternative self-therapy of acupressure onto the surface of that acupuncture point for at least 2 hours a day and then consistently for about 2 months.

    Basically, the instrutcions that I receive from the acupuncture expert can be generally summarised in such a way that, when the acupuncture point is determined and identified accordingly, the person can then re-open his right hand , and then what the person can do is to sit down, and at the same time press onto the surface of that acupuncture point (using just mild force) with any long blunt-pointed object such as toothpick, a normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) etc against one’s chin (suggested for convenience purpose) for a continuous 2 hours, and it’s preferably to do that when the person is about to go to sleep at night (so that he can have more free time to do it). However , if you are eager to find out the very exact location of that particular acupuncture point to further verify the information given above, I would suggest you to seek consultancy from a licensed acupuncturist.

    Please be reminded that a good sleep at night throughout the therapy period is essential for the healing to be effectively done. And a person shouldn’t associate oneself again with the underlying causes such as over-straining of the eyes, excessive cafeine intake, allergy/overdosage of certain medication (with muscle spasms side effects) that causes this non-stop eyelid-twitching to the particular person in the first place to avoid a relapse of that sickness, especially after getting cured from it.

    Having done that persistently for 2 months based on his order, my non-stop eyelid-twitching that makes my eyes blinking all the while just totally recover in time and I can drive, work with the pc screens, watch tv, movies and read as well as work like any other normal persons. Besides, actually before I decided to seek acupuncture treatment (as recommended by my friends) to deal with this sickness, I did accept the suggestion of a neurosurgeon to take Botox injections to deal with the problematic eyelid-muscles that caused all the non-stop twitchings. Next, the Botox injections, in fact did give positive results in the first place whereby my eyelids just didn’t twitch that violently after being given the injections.

    However, upon knowing from the neurosurgeon that Botox injections was actually not an effective cure for this non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness, for the very reason that the medications would just serve to sort of ‘half-paralyse’ the eyelid muscles without being able to do anything curative to the problematic nerves around the non-stop twitching eye muscles, coupled with the fact that such Botox medications would tend to get immunized by the human body, it would just mean that larger and larger quantities of such medications would be required for each subsequent injection therapy (which last for 3-6 months each) in order to achieve the similar healing effect of the previous ones.

    Besides, it was also actually a very expensive therapy as it would cost me about 5,000 dollars for each injection therapy session and hence, to keep on spending such huge sums of money to stop my eyelids from twitching would just be very unreasonable.

    Whilst the neurosurgeon mentioned to me also about a surgical treatment to effectively cure the non-stop eyelid-twitching, the operation, apart from being very costly, was also actually a very risky one as its failure may very well bring blindness to the persons being operated. At the same time, even such surgery were to turn out to be successful, it would also be unable to achieve 100% complete healing to anyone being operated in the sense that the eyelid-twitching conditions can never ‘look perfectly normal’ like the ones who were totally not troubled by such a sickness at all. So, I just eventually gave up the idea of getting a surgery to treat the sickness and chose acupuncture treatment instead to deal with my non-stop eyelid-twitching .

    Frankly speaking, at first I didn’t actually have any faith or confidence in such a needle-based therapy and I hardly believed that these needles alone would be able to get my non-stop eyelid-twiching healed. Next, having received such therapy, my eyelids still twitched violently like before without any improvements.

    However, after taking a good sleep at night that particular day after the acupuncture treatment, I just woke up the next day and found that there were lots of dried mucus that stuck around my eyes, and surprisingly, after rubbing away these dried mucus to open up my eyes, my eyelids just don’t twitch so violently anymore and immediately I was able to do the simple readings and watch tv as well as work with the PC screen without getting any discomfort. And based on the acupuncturist who dealt with my sickness, that acupuncture point as mentioned in that main article was actually directly interconnected with the bundle of nerves around the eye muslces, and so by administering treatment to it, that will sort of applying some kind of ‘reflexology stimulus’ to the nerves around the eye-muscles to improve the blood circulation around that area as well as to strengthen these specific nerves and to enable any unwanted metabolism wastes, blockages and toxins accumulated around that eye areas to be effectively purged out of a person’s body (through dried mucus around one’s eyes) And having applied that therapy on my own as instructed by the acupuncturist, my eyelid-twitching condition just got better and better day after day and within 2 months, the sickness was totally gone whereby my I just appeared to be perfectly normal to anyone who talked to, looked and stared at me until now.

    Though the therapy mechanism mentioned above could hardly be scientifially verified and proven by the modern medical science, however, as far as a patient suffering from this sickness is concerned, it is more the very effective cure for such sickness itself rather than all other medical and scientific reasonings that would eventually matter the most to the patients. As such, this is the main reason why I would seek acupuncture treatment as a last resort to deal with my non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness.

    For your further information, I have also come across quite a couple of people in my real life annoyed by such a non-stop eyelid-twitching problem of different causes and degrees of severity, and accordingly, I just recommend the method as mentioned above to them and within weeks, they just experience significant improvements to their conditions after applying this therapy, and after a few months , they just recover totally from this sickness. . And I hope that by contributing this piece of article to you, it will somehow help you to in at least getting a clue about this sickness.

    In terms of the acupuncture technique recommended above, since I am not belonging to the medical field or an acupuncturist myself, I thus would not know whether such an acupuncture technique would actually work in the case of genetical eyelid-twitching sickness, and honestly speaking, out of so many people to whom I have personally recommended that acupuncture treatment, I have not yet come across any of such cases before. Nevertheless, I am pretty sure that most of the people with non-stop eyelid-twitching problems actually get this sickness from other post-birth causes rather than genetically, and I believe that once the acupuncture point is clearly identitified, the recommended technique would work effectively to provide reliefs to the ones suffer from post-birth causes-induced non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness.

    Another thing is that since the ones to whom I have personally recommended such acupuncture treatment for the treatment of non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness are actually all grown adults, the “1.5 cm measure” mentioned in these articles mentioned above would thus definitely not be applicable to the young children whose hand structures are naturally very much smaller. Next, given that the skin textures of small children tend to be very much delicate and tender, and hence more fragile than that of the adults, they thus should definitely be attented to by the licensed acupuncturists to deal with their eyelid-twitching problems in the case where they choose this choice of therapy.

    Lastly, I sincerely wish that the ones troubled by such an annoying non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness can recover finally from their illness. Thank you.

  10. Mary Perkins

    Follow-up : Further References For The Non-stop Eyelid twitching, Medications & Acupuncture Point Mentioned In The Articles Above.

    Tardive Dyskinesia (Re: Chronic Eyelid-twitching) :

    http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/921990098.html

    Risperdal :

    http://www.drugs.com/risperdal.html

    Botox :

    http://www.drugs.com/cdi/botox.html

    Illustration of
    The Acupuncture
    Point :

    http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2652/attachmentfilesn4.gif

    Details of
    The Acupuncture
    Point :

    http://www.acuxo.com/meridianPictures.asp?point=LI4&meridian=Large%20Intestine

  11. Mary Perkins

    As for as the suggested alternative instrument-aided self-adminstered method of acupuncture method mentioned in my earlier posts as concerned (please refer to the prior posts above), it would actually and finally be effective on the intended persons with such problems whenever a blunt-pointed object such as a normal writing pen that is out-of-ink (that would serve as a leverage to produced a force that is adequately focused enough to generate the necessary ‘reflexology stimulus’ for the problematic facial nerves, especially the twitching eyelids) is pressed using just mild force onto the surface of the specified “He Gu” acupuncture point. And I can assure you that many people to whom I have recommended this method in my real life have gained tremendous curative benefits from this suggested method that eventually and fully cure that abnormally rapid non-stop eyelid twitching in the end once and for all. In fact, based on the acupuncturist attending to my eyelid twitching sickness, that acupuncture method actually serves to purge the dopamine-disturbing Risperdal toxin that cause all the non-stop eyelid-twitchings out of my nervous system and the nerves around my eyes enabling me to get totally cured in the end.

    Besides, since I myself is not an acupuncturist, I really wonder if the same acupuncture mechanism that is to be applied onto other related acupuncture points would be applicable and work in the same way just like what I have explained in my articles in regard of my Risperdal-induced abnormally rapid non-stop twitching eyelids for the other parts of the human body such as arms, legs etc that are having the similar movement and neuromuscular disorders due to dopamine-disturbing side effects of certain modern medications too (by purging the dopamine-disturbing toxins out of the related nerves around the other related problematic body parts and the nervous system, please refer to the web reference included in my posts for those other acupuncture points). After all, there is just my personal opinion about the acupuncture mechanism based on my very own personal views and definitely a great deal of professional advices, consultancies, inquiries and confirmations would need to be obtained from the licensed acupuncturists who are in the actual and proper position to give clarifications and other related explanations to such views and suggestions .Next, please try to understand and take note that other acupuncture points may be located on the other parts of the human body that are either extremely vulnerable (such as near the eyes, ears, neck, head etc) or hardly reachable (such as the back, shoulder etc).

    Next, this suggested therapy is actually a simple-to-practice and definitely free-of-charge one, and that is why I am greatly inspired to share my experience with others over the net so that they will eventually get such eyelid twitching sickness finally cured like me and the others too. Besides, for the ones who are having such a sickness, especially in such countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and certain countries in the middle east for which there are a greater number of people troubled by such eye-related problem whilst such acupuncture treatment and related physicians are hardly available in these areas, I believe that my articles that account for my healing experience and the suggested self-administered acupuncture therapy will be much more invaluable and useful to them especially in terms of strengthening their eye nerves against a variey of eye diseases.

    In addition, “HE GU” acupuncture point is located on both of the hands of a person. And for my case, my abnormally rapid non-stop eyelid twitching is caused by dopamine-disturbing side effects of Risperdal.

    I don’t know about the cause of your eyelid twitchings, but if one were to apply that acupuncture method on the “HE GU” acupuncture point of both of the hands, the healing effect would definitely at least double. So, why not give it a try (I have tried that before as a matter of fact.) And I can tell you that my eye condition now is even better than the one before I get such Tardive Dyskinesia-induced abnormally rapid eyelid twitching in the sense that my eyelids never twitch abnormally anymore ever since I get fully cured through that suggested alternative acupuncture therapy and my eyes rarely get overstrained even after I get to work lots of overtime for my work commitments that involve lots of paperworks and workings in front of a deskstop.

    Lastly, I wish you a speedy and complete recovery for your eyelid-twitching sickness. Thank you.

  12. Mary Perkins

    As for my abnormally rapid non-stop eyelid twitching sickness that I have developed due to the very reason of the Tardive Dyskinesia / Extrapyramidal Symptoms / dopmaine-disturbing side effects of Risperdal . I have some comments for the Botox injection therapy.

    For your information, I have tried a few Botox injections before from a neurosurgeon in the course of seeking numerous and repeated but futile and disappointing treatments from a variety of related medical specialists to get my sickness cured. Next, I have found out from the neurosurgeon that such toxin-based Botox injections would just serve to sort of ‘half-paralyse’ the eyelid muscles to reduce such twitchings without being able to do anything curative to the problematic nerves around the non-stop twitching eye muscles that cause such a problem. Besides, each Botox injection would work for just 3-6 months and after that one would very probably need to get another injection one after another indefinitely in regard of such a treatment to continue to get the similar muscle-paralysing healing effect. Nevertheless, in regard of the Botox injections applied onto the facial muscles, one would very likely develop such undesired side effects like paralysed facial muscles, droopy eyelids (in some cases) etc when one gets such Botox injections over the long-term after quite a number of years.

  13. Mary Perkins

    http://www.tcmdiscovery.com/bbs/forum_posts.asp?TID=4393 (The related website for the information given above).

  14. Mary Perkins

    Formal Therapies From Western Medication For Tardive Dyskinesia-induced Non-stop Eyelid Twitching – My Views Based On My Experiences, Research & Observations so far

    In the case of prolonged neuromuscular eyelid twitchings, since it is the dopamine-disturbing substances / other ‘contaminating agents’ that disturb the eyes nerves and cause all the unwanted twitchings, spasms, tics etc, getting rid of them from the eyes nerves /related nerves around the particular organ having the twitchings would then naturally, reasonably, logically and obviously be the most clear-cut, direct and straightforward way of curing such a neurological / neuromuscular sickness.

    Unfortunately, in terms of the formal mainstream western medical science (in contrast to such alternative therapies as acupuncture etc), the particular technology of administering direct and effective treatments onto the peripheral nerves around a particular area of muscles having certain neurological movements / neuromuscular disorders (in order to cure them effectively) simply has not yet been found/invented/developed/discovered by the modern medical science of the formal western medication.

    Next, even such sophisticated medication as Botox injections could only deal with such neuromuscular disorders merely through indirect means of ‘interception’ by ‘half-paralysing’ the areas of muscles having the twitchigs (even in the case where the muscles themselves do not have any problems / simply are not the root cause of such twitchings) without being able to deal with the problematic nerves causing all those unwanted twitchings to those muscles. And that’s the reason why the recipients of Botox injections would need to get such treatments over and over again when the muscle-paralysing effects of such medications lapse totally (after 3-6 months).

    Therefore, such an argument actually suggests the main reason why a person troubled with chronic prolonged eye twitching problems would hardly get their problems effectively solved by using such formal therapies as eye drops, vitamin / mineral pills, anti-muscle-spasms injections, medications etc as they simply do not or rather cannot deal directly and effectively with the underlying problematic nerves around the twitching eyes /other muscles & organs that cause all those unwanted twitchings. This is due to the underlying fact that the ‘right technology’ for the treatment of such neuromuscular disorders simply doesn’t exist in the present day western medical science (which covers the those treatments mentioned above). I may appear to sound a little arrogant to you by making that remark, nevertheless, that’s simply the truth.

    In this regard, I was caught in such a predicament / difficult situation too during the initial period when I firstly sought repeated but futile treatments from such formal medical personnel and specialists of the western medication to deal with my Tardive Dyskinesia-induced non-stop eyelid twitching before I finally got it totally cured once and for all through the acupuncture treatment which serve to deal with the root cause of the non-stop eyelid-twitching problem by purging / driving out the dopamine-disturbing substances / other contaminating agents that cause all the non-stop twitchings gradually and eventually out of my body enabling me to get healed in the end.

  15. Mary Perkins

    A New Version For The Self-administered Acupuncture Cure For Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching

    Thanks for taking an interest in my posts made in this website. At the same time, I also have received lots of positive feedbacks from my email inbox from other persons (troubled by such annoying non-stop eyelid twitching sickness) giving thanks to me for the curative benefits they experience upon exercising the suggested alternative instrument-aided self-administered acupuncture method.

    In response to the additional enquiries about the suggested self-administered acupuncture method that these persons have made to me so far through the emails, I thus would like to provide to the intended readers a new version about this acupuncture therapy which contains other extra and more in-depth details as follows : –

    Well, regarding the ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point (please refer to the weblink showing the related diagram as added below) I have mentioned in my prior articles for the suggested cure for non-stop eyelid-twitching, its exact location is at the back of the palm of one’s right hand, which is 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) measured vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together) between the thumb and the forefinger. (Kindly take note that this point is located at a much ‘fleshy’ instead of a much ‘boney’ area – perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another).

    When the acupuncture point is identified and marked accordingly, you can then re-open your hand , and then what you all can do is to sit down, and at the same time press that onto the surface of that acupuncture point (using just mild force) with any long blunt-pointed object such as toothpick, a normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) etc against your chin (suggested for convenience purpose) for a continuous 2 hours (during any time in a day), and it’s preferably to do that when you are about to go to sleep at night (so that you have more free time to do it). However , if you are eager to find out the very exact location of that particular acupuncture point to further verify the information given above, I would suggest you to seek consultancy from a licensed acupuncturist.

    In this regard, based on the acupuncturist, the blunt-pointed objects such as normal writing pen (which is out-of-ink of course) etc instructed to me for such self-administred therapy is actually intended as a substitute for the acupuncture needle to deal effectively with the particular acupuncture point.

    Unlike the other traditional method of acupressure which involves the use of fingers to press and massage the acupuncture points, the use of blunt-pointed object in such a case for the treatment of chronic eyelid-twtiching is actually meant as a ‘leverage’ to provide an adequately focused and hence a ‘reflexology stimulus’ that is strong enough to deal more precisely and effectively with that acupuncture point.

    Whereas, if that acupuncture point is to be treated with fingers, the stimulus effect generated would be very much smaller due to the fact that such pressings and massagings would reasonably not last long enough to provide any reliefs for the chronic eyelid-twitching. Besides, given the larger suface area of the fingers as well as their rounded physical shape (compared to the blunt-pointed objects), a large part of the forces produced from such pressings and massagings would then be reasonably applied onto the related muscles rather than directly onto the intended nerves through the related acupuncture point to deal effectively with such sickness.

    Please be reminded that a good sleep at night throughout the therapy period is essential for the healing to be effectively done. And a person shouldn’t associate oneself again with the underlying causes such as over-straining of the eyes, excessive cafeine intake, allergy/overdosage of certain medication (with muscle spasms side effects) that causes this non-stop eyelid-twitching to the particular person in the first place to avoid a relapse of that sickness, especially after getting cured from it.

    Please take note that one should continually apply that method in the case where it proves to be effective in dealing with the eyelid twitching problem (after trying it for about 3 days’ time).

    For your reference, I get my eyelid twitching stopped the next day after the acupuncture treatment. But when I stop the treatment for the next few days, the twitchings just come back again. Based on the acupuncturist, the explanation for the relapse is such that if one were to apply just one-off / short-term treatment, it would then only serve to disperse the dopamine-disturbing toxin / other ‘contaminating agents’ around one’s eye nerves enabling the twitching to stop just temporarily (without totally purging such toxins / ‘contaminating agents’ out of the human body). So, it works just like doing a physiotherapy whereby one should complete the whole course of treatment (in this case, applying that self-administered technique persistently for weeks / a few months) to get the eyelid-twitching sickness totally cured effectively once and for all in the end.

    Next, the suggested duration of two-hour period/day (continuous non-stop healing process) for that self-administered treatment is just what I have recommended so far to other persons having the similar symptoms based on my very own healing experience from this eyelid-twitching sickness and the others who suffer from it (who eventually get it totally cured). All in all, it would acutally depend on one’s healing progress for the eyelid twitching sickness upon applying that suggested self-administered acupuncture method.

    Related References :

    Diagram of The ‘He Gu’ Acupuncture Point :

    http://curezone.com/upload/Art/Animation/Attachment_File.gif

    Medical References For The ‘He Gu’ Acupuncture Point :

    http://www.acuxo.com/meridianPictures.asp?point=LI4&meridian=Lar ge%20Intestine

  16. Mary Perkins

    A New Version For The Self-administered Acupuncture Cure For Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching

    Thanks for taking an interest in my posts made in this website. At the same time, I also have received lots of positive feedbacks from my email inbox from other persons (troubled by such annoying non-stop eyelid twitching sickness) giving thanks to me for the curative benefits they experience upon exercising the suggested alternative instrument-aided self-administered acupuncture method.

    In response to the additional enquiries about the suggested self-administered acupuncture method that these persons have made to me so far through the emails, I thus would like to provide to the intended readers a new version about this acupuncture therapy which contains other extra and more in-depth details as follows : –

    Well, regarding the ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point (as shown in the diagram below) I have mentioned in my prior article for the suggested cure for non-stop eyelid-twitching, its exact location is at the back of the palm of one’s right hand, which is 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) measured vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together) between the thumb and the forefinger. (Kindly take note that this point is located at a much ‘fleshy’ instead of a much ‘boney’ area – perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another).

    When the acupuncture point is identified and marked accordingly, you can then re-open your hand , and then what you all can do is to sit down, and at the same time press that onto the surface of that acupuncture point (using just mild force) with any long blunt-pointed object such as toothpick, a normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) etc against your chin (suggested for convenience purpose) for a continuous 2 hours (during any time in a day), and it’s preferably to do that when you are about to go to sleep at night (so that you have more free time to do it).

    However , if you are eager to find out the very exact location of that particular acupuncture point to further verify the information given above, I would suggest you to seek consultancy from a licensed acupuncturist.

    Next, about the question of how would one know that he / she is applying the blunt-pointed instrument-aided pressure at the right point (the “He Gu” acupuncture point), well, the nerves of our bodies especially the ones closely adjacent to each other, would tend to interwind, overlap and interconnect among one another. Whilst the 1.5 cm and its location on the wrist as portrayed in the diagram below for the ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point is actually a standard measure for the size of the hands of the average grown adults.

    Next, applying blunt-pointed instrument-aided pressings upon it (or any points around that ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point area – please refer to the diagram) will actually generate direct stimulations to the other nerves surrounding that pressed point around the wrist area as well, and subsequently, produce a reflexology stimulus / ‘qi’ that will flow / travel right up to the ‘final destinations’ (please refer to the medical references weblink added below), which are the peripheral nerves attached to the muscles of the entire face, especially the eyelids to generate the desired healing effects to the intended areas by gradually restoring their bodily chemical balances. In my case and the others, that acupuncture technique actually serves to gradually and eventually drive out the risperdal toxins / other related contaminating substances that disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine neurotransmitters chemicals of the neurons / nerve cells around our eyelid muscles and cause all those rapid unwanted eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking, totally out of our bodies and enable us to get totally cured once and for all in the end.

    In this regard, based on the acupuncturist, the blunt-pointed objects such as normal writing pen (which is out-of-ink of course) etc instructed to me for such self-administred therapy is actually intended as a substitute for the acupuncture needle to deal effectively with the particular acupuncture point.

    Unlike the other traditional method of acupressure which involves the use of fingers to press and massage the acupuncture points, the use of blunt-pointed object in such a case for the treatment of chronic eyelid-twtiching is actually meant as a ‘leverage’ to provide an adequately focused and hence a ‘reflexology stimulus’ that is strong enough to deal more precisely and effectively with that acupuncture point.

    Whereas, if that acupuncture point is to be treated with fingers, the stimulus effect generated would be very much smaller due to the fact that such pressings and massagings would reasonably not last long enough to provide any reliefs for the chronic eyelid-twitching. Besides, given the larger suface area of the fingers as well as their rounded physical shape (compared to the blunt-pointed objects), a large part of the forces produced from such pressings and massagings would then be reasonably applied onto the related muscles rather than directly onto the intended nerves through the related acupuncture point to deal effectively with such sickness.

    Please be reminded that a good sleep at night throughout the therapy period is essential for the healing to be effectively done. And a person shouldn’t associate oneself again with the underlying causes such as over-straining of the eyes, excessive cafeine intake, allergy/overdosage of certain medication (with muscle spasms side effects) that causes this non-stop eyelid-twitching to the particular person in the first place to avoid a relapse of that sickness, especially after getting cured from it.

    Please take note that one should continually apply that method in the case where it proves to be effective in dealing with the eyelid twitching problem (after trying it for about 3 days’ time).

    For your reference, I get my eyelid twitching stopped the next day after the acupuncture treatment. But when I stop the treatment for the next few days, the twitchings just come back again. Based on the acupuncturist, the explanation for the relapse is such that if one were to apply just one-off / short-term treatment, it would then only serve to disperse the dopamine-disturbing toxin / other ‘contaminating agents’ around one’s eye nerves enabling the twitching to stop just temporarily (without totally purging such toxins / ‘contaminating agents’ out of the human body). So, it works just like doing a physiotherapy whereby one should complete the whole course of treatment (in this case, applying that self-administered technique persistently for weeks/ a few months) to get the eyelid-twitching sickness totally cured effectively once and for all in the end.

    Next, the suggested duration of two-hour period/day (continuous non-stop healing process) for that self-administered treatment is just what I have recommended so far to other persons having the similar symptoms based on my very own healing experience from this eyelid-twitching sickness and the others who suffer from it (who eventually get it totally cured). All in all, it would acutally depend on one’s healing progress for the eyelid twitching sickness upon applying that suggested self-administered acupuncture method.

    Related References :

    Diagram of The ‘He Gu’ Acupuncture Point :

    http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2652/attachmentfilesn4.gif

    Medical References For The ‘He Gu’ Acupuncture Point :

    http://www.acuxo.com/meridianPictures.asp?point=LI4&meridian=Large%20Intestine

  17. Mary Perkins

    Botox Injections For Blepharospasm / Hemifacial Spasms – My Opinions

    As a matter of fact, I have received 3 therapy sessions of Botox injections from a neurosurgeon for my chronic medication-induced involuntary uncontrollable non-stop rapid eyelid-twtiching / eye-blinking at a very exorbitant cost of U.S 5000 dollars each from an expensive private medical centre located in my home country (one of the less-developed ones in Asia) before I have actually got it gradually and totally cured once and for all in the end through acupuncture treatment (an alternative-instrument-aided self-administered one – please refer to the weblinks below for further information).

    The remark below is a quotation from someone else :

    ‘Long-term therapy with botulinum toxin is sometimes associated with therapy failure following repeated injections of the neurotoxin, presumably due to specific antibody production.’

    My reply :

    Well, the general medical rule is such that human body would tend to get used / immunized to whatever similar medications fed to it over the long-term in such a way that when such immunization actually takes place, the recipients of such medications would then not be able to respond in the ‘effectively intended’ way to acquire the desired medical effects from such medications. So, I think that’s the reason why Botox would fail in the case you have described.

    Well, to be really frank with you, I have never considered Botox injections to be a permanently conclusive and totally practical cure for such chronic non-stop eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking and other Hemifacial Spasms disorders.

    In regard of Botox injections for eyelid twitching problem / Hemifacial Spasms, such toxin-based medication would just serve to sort of ‘half-paralyse’ the eyelid / facial muscles to reduce such twitchings / tics without being able to do anything curative to the problematic nerves around the non-stop twitching eyelid / facial muscles that cause such muscle-twitchings / tics problems. Besides, each Botox injection would work for just 3-6 months and after that one would very probably need to get another injection one after another indefinitely in regard of such a treatment to continue to get the similar muscle-paralysing healing effects.

    Next, in regard of the Botox injections applied onto the facial muscles, one would very likely develop such undesired side effects as paralysed facial muscles, droopy eyelids (in certain cases) etc when one gets such Botox injections over the long-term after quite a number of years.

    Subsequently, even though newer and newer versions of Botox injections composed possibly with different combinations of medical contents would tend to be invented from time to time nowadays to overcome such ‘immunization effects’ of the ones of the older versions received regularly by its regular users, I am nevertheless in the opinion that such a group of persons are actually running a risk of suffering eventually from the potentially unknown side effects of such different versions of Botox medications, which can be really disastrous when the side effects of such medications just ‘manifest all of a sudden’.

    As to the acupuncture treatment administered onto the “He Gu” acupuncture point (the one located on one’s wrist and is effective in treating the facial nerves especially the eyelids – please refer to the diagram added in related posts made in the weblinks below), the underlying mechanism, as explained to me by the acupuncturist dealing with my eyelid twitching sickness was such that it would gradually purge the dopamine-disturbing / other neurotransmitters chemical-disrupting toxins that cause all such eyelid / facial twitchings, tics and spasms out of one’s body, and hence actually help restore the bodily chemical balances to enable a person to get totally cured once and for all in the end. Next, that’s exactly the healing and curative benefits that I had acquired and subsequently the ones having the similar eyelid-twitching problems in my real life and to whom I recommended such alternative instrument-aided self-administered acupuncture method (which involves the use of a blunt-pointed object such a normal writing pen which is out-of-ink etc and pressing using just mild force onto the very surface of that acupuncture point, and hence is safe-and-convenient-to-apply considering every single aspect of the methodology) had also get cured and carried on living a normal life getting back everything they lost previously due to such debilitating sickness especially their jobs to continue earning a living to survive on and provide a decent life for their families.

    All in all, my opinion is such that it’s always better to solve any problems once and for all by dealing directly with their root causes rather than through indefinitely indirect methods of ‘interceptions’ that will be potentially hazardous over the long-term for the ones suffering from them.

    Related References :

    http://www.drmirkin.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=842

    http://www.drmirkin.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1147

  18. Mary Perkins

    Medical References For Botox Injections

    Please refer to the information from the website as follows which gives the intended readers especially the prospective and current users an overview about the Botox injections which are composed mainly of Botulinum toxin :

    http://www.answers.com/topic/botox

  19. MARY PERKINS

    A New Version For The Self-administered Acupuncture Cure For Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching

    Thanks for taking an interest in my posts made in this website. At the same time, I also have received lots of positive feedbacks from my email inbox from other persons (troubled by such annoying non-stop eyelid twitching sickness) giving thanks to me for the curative benefits they experience upon exercising the suggested alternative instrument-aided self-administered acupuncture method.

    In response to the additional enquiries about the suggested self-administered acupuncture method that these persons have made to me so far through the emails, I thus would like to provide to the intended readers a new version about this acupuncture therapy which contains other extra and more in-depth details as follows : –

    Well, regarding the ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point (as shown in the diagram below) I have mentioned in my prior article for the suggested cure for non-stop eyelid-twitching, its exact location is at the back of the palm of one’s right hand, which is 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) measured vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together) between the thumb and the forefinger. (Kindly take note that this point is located at a much ‘fleshy’ instead of a much ‘boney’ area – perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another).

    When the acupuncture point is identified and marked accordingly, you can then re-open your hand , and then what you all can do is to sit down, and at the same time press that onto the surface of that acupuncture point (using just mild force) with any long blunt-pointed object such as toothpick, a normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) etc against your chin (suggested for convenience purpose) for a continuous 2 hours (during any time in a day), and it’s preferably to do that when you are about to go to sleep at night (so that you have more free time to do it).

    However , if you are eager to find out the very exact location of that particular acupuncture point to further verify the information given above, I would suggest you to seek consultancy from a licensed acupuncturist.

    Next, about the question of how would one know that he / she is applying the blunt-pointed instrument-aided pressure at the right point (the “He Gu” acupuncture point), well, the nerves of our bodies especially the ones closely adjacent to each other, would tend to interwind, overlap and interconnect among one another. Whilst the 1.5 cm and its location on the wrist as portrayed in the diagram below for the ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point is actually a standard measure for the size of the hands of the average grown adults.

    Next, applying blunt-pointed instrument-aided pressings upon it (or any points around that ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point area – please refer to the diagram) will actually generate direct stimulations to the other nerves surrounding that pressed point around the wrist area as well, and subsequently, produce a reflexology stimulus / ‘qi’ that will flow / travel right up to the ‘final destinations’ (please refer to the medical references weblink added below), which are the peripheral nerves attached to the muscles of the entire face, especially the eyelids to generate the desired healing effects to the intended areas by gradually restoring their bodily chemical balances. In my case and the others, that acupuncture technique actually serves to gradually and eventually drive out the risperdal toxins / other related contaminating substances that disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine neurotransmitters chemicals of the neurons / nerve cells around our eyelid muscles and cause all those rapid unwanted eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking, totally out of our bodies and enable us to get totally cured once and for all in the end.

    In this regard, based on the acupuncturist, the blunt-pointed objects such as normal writing pen (which is out-of-ink of course) etc instructed to me for such self-administred therapy is actually intended as a substitute for the acupuncture needle to deal effectively with the particular acupuncture point.

    Unlike the other traditional method of acupressure which involves the use of fingers to press and massage the acupuncture points, the use of blunt-pointed object in such a case for the treatment of chronic eyelid-twtiching is actually meant as a ‘leverage’ to provide an adequately focused and hence a ‘reflexology stimulus’ that is strong enough to deal more precisely and effectively with that acupuncture point.

    Whereas, if that acupuncture point is to be treated with fingers, the stimulus effect generated would be very much smaller due to the fact that such pressings and massagings would reasonably not last long enough to provide any reliefs for the chronic eyelid-twitching. Besides, given the larger suface area of the fingers as well as their rounded physical shape (compared to the blunt-pointed objects), a large part of the forces produced from such pressings and massagings would then be reasonably applied onto the related muscles rather than directly onto the intended nerves through the related acupuncture point to deal effectively with such sickness.

    Please be reminded that a good sleep at night throughout the therapy period is essential for the healing to be effectively done. And a person shouldn’t associate oneself again with the underlying causes such as over-straining of the eyes, excessive cafeine intake, allergy/overdosage of certain medication (with muscle spasms side effects) that causes this non-stop eyelid-twitching to the particular person in the first place to avoid a relapse of that sickness, especially after getting cured from it.

    Please take note that one should continually apply that method in the case where it proves to be effective in dealing with the eyelid twitching problem (after trying it for about 3 days’ time).

    For your reference, I get my eyelid twitching stopped the next day after the acupuncture treatment. But when I stop the treatment for the next few days, the twitchings just come back again. Based on the acupuncturist, the explanation for the relapse is such that if one were to apply just one-off / short-term treatment, it would then only serve to disperse the dopamine-disturbing toxin / other ‘contaminating agents’ around one’s eye nerves enabling the twitching to stop just temporarily (without totally purging such toxins / ‘contaminating agents’ out of the human body). So, it works just like doing a physiotherapy whereby one should complete the whole course of treatment (in this case, applying that self-administered technique persistently for weeks/ a few months) to get the eyelid-twitching sickness totally cured effectively once and for all in the end.

    Next, the suggested duration of two-hour period/day (continuous non-stop healing process) for that self-administered treatment is just what I have recommended so far to other persons having the similar symptoms based on my very own healing experience from this eyelid-twitching sickness and the others who suffer from it (who eventually get it totally cured). All in all, it would acutally depend on one’s healing progress for the eyelid twitching sickness upon applying that suggested self-administered acupuncture method.

    Related References :

    Please refer to Yahoo Search Engine by the key words ‘”Non-stop Eyelid-twitching”. Thank you.

  20. Wilson

    Steadyhealth : Non-stop eyelid twitching

  21. Wilson

    What is an Eyelid Twitch?

    “It’s actually called Blepharospasm which is a symptom of involuntary and uncontrollable movements in the muscles around a person’s eyes which in turn make them appear like ‘blinking non-stop’ to other people.

    In certain cases, this may be caused by myasthenia (muscular weakness) in the eyes organ as a result of stresses, overstraining of the eyes, lacks of sleeps, the serious lacks of certain nutrients / minerals to support the normal functionings / movements of your eyelid
    muscles etc.

    Next, in the case whereby no stress, any kinds of infections, overstraining of the eyes etc are
    involved whilst the eyelids and the entire organs just look superficially normal and ok, and at the
    same time, the eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking just get ‘unexplainedly’ from bad to worse from time to time, such medical scenarios could actually be caused by other neuromuscular disorders which are much more complicated.

    And in terms of such neuromuscular disorders, they may arise as a neurological / Tardive Dyskinesia side effect of certain medications, especially the powerful mind-altering tranquilizers of antipsychotics / neuroleptics, particularly when such medications are
    over-relied on to the point of sheer abuse. ”

    Yahoo Search Engine :

    Silkwise : What is an Eyelid Twitch?

  22. Wilson

    Further Details About The Suggested Needle-free Self-administered Free-of-Charge Acupuncture Technique For Chronic Rapid Eyelid-twitching / Eye-blinking : “He Gu” Acupuncture Point – Left or Right Hand ? Does That Matter ?

    Well, as far as acupuncture treatment is concerned, the nerves of our bodies especially the ones closely adjacent to each other, would tend to interwind, overlap and interconnect among one another. Whilst the 1.5 cm and its location on the wrist as portrayed in the diagram added in my prior post above for the ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point is actually a standard measure for the size of the hands of the average grown adults.

    Next, applying blunt-pointed instrument-aided pressings upon it (or any points around that ‘He Gu’ acupuncture point area – please refer to the diagram added below) will actually generate direct stimulations to the other nerves surrounding that pressed point around the wrist area as well, and subsequently, produce a reflexology stimulus / ‘qi’ that will flow / travel right up to the ‘final destinations’ (please refer to the medical references weblink added below), which are the peripheral nerves attached to the muscles of the entire face, especially the eyelids to generate the desired healing effects to the intended areas by gradually restoring their bodily chemical balances. In my case and the others, that acupuncture technique actually serves to gradually and eventually drive out the risperdal toxins / other related contaminating substances that disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine neurotransmitters chemicals of the neurons / nerve cells around our eyelid muscles and cause all those rapid unwanted eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking, totally out of our bodies and enable us to get totally cured once and for all in the end.

    Therefore, both the “He Gu” acupuncture points on both left and right hands would basically serve the similar purposes in this case.

    In addition,

    honestly speaking, applying that acupuncture technique on the “He Gu” acupuncture point of both left and right hands (alternately of course) may double the curative effects. However, the application of the acupuncture technique on the left hand side of the “He Gu” acupuncture point (compared to the recommended right-hand-side) is strongly recommended to be done under 2 circumstances :

    1 ) One’s Blepharospasm condition is really chronic and has been lasting for a couple of years (such as over a year) – and as such, applying the suggested acupuncture technique on the “He Gu” acupuncture point of both left and right hands (alternately) may naturally be necessary in this case.

    2 ) The “He Gu” acupuncture point on the righ hand (which me and the numerous others suffering from the like-illness have been exercising extensively due to its much larger curative effects) has been skin-worn, and hence needs some time for its recovery. So, the left-hand “He Gu” acupuncture point will serve as a replacement in this case.

    And again for your information, during the time me and the others are suffering from such Blepharospasm disorder, we apply the acupuncture technique on the right hand of the “He Gu’ Acupuncture point most of the time due to its larger curative effects (based on empirical observations).

    Yahoo Search Engine :

    Curezone : non-stop eyelid twitching

    (please look for the article entitled – He Gu Acupuncture Point – Left or Right Hand ? Does That Matter)

  23. trperkins

    Well, in terms of medical explanations, under usual and non-congenital circumstances, the annoying eye twitch would normally be caused by the not so serious factors as follows : –

    # Stress
    # Tiredness
    # Eyestrain
    # Caffeine
    # Alcohol
    # Dry eyes
    # Nutritional imbalances
    # Allergies

    Next, under such situations, such annoying symptoms would usually come and go within a very short period of time and certainly the conditions would get better and better from time to time especially when certain related treatments are sought and administered to deal with the symptom.

    However, under rare circumstances when the eye twitch symptom just get progressively and chronically and seriously unmitigated from bad to worse as well as seem to last permanently even when all sorts of related treatments are adminstered upon such illness to deal with it, such non-stop eye twitching symptom may then simply just manifest as one of the serious neuromuscular / neurological symptoms of :

    # Tardive Dyskinesia (rapid involuntary uncontrollable eye blinking / eye twitching), which in most cases are caused by the neuromuscular / neurological side effects of certain powerful mind-altering medications and other neurological complications. Whilst the underlying mechanism of such a disease is such that the normal functionings of the neurotransmitters
    chemical dopamine which co-ordinates the miscellaneous human body movements in this case are disturbed, antagonized and disrupted in this case resulting in one’s loss of control of human body movements, and in this case, one’s eye / eyelids organ.

    Related Information :

    http://www.bettervisionforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79

  24. Amanda LA

    Ha ookay. I was really worried when I began reading this article until I got to-

    “Possible precipitating factors include stress, fatigue, and excessive caffeine or alcohol intake..”

    We we just introduced to the widely known drink “FOURLOKOS” this past week, which contain an equivalent of a six pack of beer and an energy drink”.

    I’m not so worried now lol

  25. Reece

    I had the same problem-
    my upper eye lid keeps twitching.
    I made sure I had earlier nights as i was very tired and it went away and has not come back since.
    HOORAY – for sleep!

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