If you have eye bag, you can try either of
the following folk tips:
(1). Tea bag
How to do: Prepare a cup of tea (green tea,
or tea bag) with warm water first. Mix the tea and wait for 10
min until the tea is ready to drink but do not drink it. Cool
the tea in refrigerator for 15 min. Add a cotton ball in the
tea, take it out, squeeze little bit to remove extra tea, put it
on the eye bag. Do it before going to bed. If you use tea bag,
just put the wet tea bag onto the eye bag.
How to do: Massage the middle of eye bag
with little bit pressure with your ring finger ten times. Do it
every night before going to bed.
How to do: Cut cucumber into pieces. Put it
on the eye bag for 10 to 20 min. Repeat every day for some days.
(4). Papaya (Mu Gua) and menthol (Bo he)
How to prepare: Cut papaya into pieces. Add
the papaya and menthol leaves (or powder) into hot water for 10
to 15 min. Add a cotton ball in the mixture, take it out, wait
until it turns to cool, squeeze to remove extra water, apply
onto the eye bag for 20 min.
(5). Massage acupuncture points
Massage Zusanli, Taibai, Gongsong, and
Fenglong points. Massage these points with your finger until you
could feel some kind of sour on the points. Do it everyday for
If none of the folk tips work for you, you
may have to come to a TCM doctor for professional treatment. Eye
bag is usually a local sign of a whole-body problem. Normally,
we believe that the eye bag is the result of Spleen deficiency,
Kidney deficiency or both. We need assessment for each patient
to make our TCM diagnosis. Basically, western medicine has no
way to help for eye bag. Diuretics used to deplete water from
your body doesn’t work.
To prevent eye bag, you should not drink more water at
night, and should have nice sleep, keep nice emotion.