This book ‘Relaxed Face and Eyes’ (and associated website or Facebook/Twitter pages), written by the author Bruce Lankford, is offered as honest opinion intended solely for educational and informational purposes, and not as medical advice. I repeat: please note that the text, diagrams and messages in this book, website and any associated media do not constitute medical advice and you (the reader) should consult your physician, doctor or medic prior to starting any changes in practices and behaviours to make sure that these are right for you.
The objectives of the book, website and any associated media are to reflect on ways of living, being and working on the basis of the author’s own lived experience. This experience is offered as autobiographical information and as conjectural ideas which the author believes the public may be interested in reading and utilising at their own discretion. Therefore no liability will accrue to the author or associated producers of this product in the event that a user experiences no effects, mixed effects, adverse effects or consequences, perceived or actual, as a result of use and reliance on the information contained therein. Users who alter or do not alter their thoughts, practices and behaviours as a result of the information in this book do so at their own volition and risk.
If readers are concerned about, and wish to seek advice on, their eyes, vision, focusing, frowning, skin complexion, sinuses, breathing, jaw ache, headaches and migraines, they should consult a qualified medical or health practitioner. Readers should be wise with their choices regarding solutions to problems, real or perceived.
While I, the author, found the exercises in this book to be safe for me, and led over a period of 5-10 years to visible improvements, they may not work for you the reader, and as such the author does not accept any liability arising from their use and abuse or from lack of progress made. Readers must apply discretion prior to undertaking any exercises. Exercises in yoga such as downward-facing dog followed by upward facing dog (in my case then followed by a rapid head-shake) should not be conducted without training and supervision. All exercises must be engaged with gently and slowly at first and readers should not continue should adverse effects be felt. All exercises (e.g. hot and cold showers) might induce adverse effects which the author takes no liability for.
This book comprises a life philosophy that you the reader may or may not entirely agree with. Alongside these exercises, I altered much else related to healthy eating, drinking and living. Without the wider system being addressed, a focus only on eyes, frowning and forehead might give disappointing outcomes. Furthermore there were times when no improvement seemed to be taking place or indeed when things seemed to be in reverse.
It is the view of the author that frowning is a completely normal human facial response to different kinds of situations and cannot be ‘removed’ or wholly reduced. Also the author found the transition from being a stressed, habitually frowning person to being a less-stressed, less-frowning person was not without pain and difficulty. In this regard the author accepts no liability arising from the psychological challenges and other healing crises that such a journey and change implies or throws up.
The book title ‘Relaxed Face and Eyes’ is selected as a general term to encapsulate the forehead, face, eye area, jaw, cheeks, nasal passageways, sinuses, breathing, and upper body posture. The terms used in the book such as ‘red eyes’, ‘frowning’, ‘blocked sinuses’ are non-medical terms and describe in lay-person terms the relative and personal issues and observations that I make about myself and others around me principally related to how the mind, face and body interrelate. Such phenomenon can also arise due to myriad external, allergenic and infective agents such as pollen, fungi, chemicals, bacteria and so on. Readers should always consult a physician or doctor if concerned about their ill-health.
I, the author, make absolutely no claims that the advice in these pages is designed to correct eye disorders (e.g. short- or long-sightedness). All of the eye exercises are written about from the author’s personal experience, and are not intended for any specific people who may or may not wear glasses or contact lenses. These exercises are not designed or intended for people attempting to correct eye disorders such as squinting, accommodation inertia or convergence insufficiency.
I think about eyes and frowning to reflect on how humans see the world either in a tense and filtered way, or in an open and relaxed way. These ideas about eyesight and psychological tension are not new. Some people might use these ideas to reflect on their eyesight and vision but this would be a by-product inferred by the reader and not intention of this book.
Likewise people with sinus inflammation, sinusitis or severe migraine headaches might find some of what I write interesting, but I give no advice on infected and highly inflamed sinuses, or on persistent sinus conditions that may be associated with and relieved by medication, surgery or advice on acute migraines. The bone and cavity structure of each person’s paranasal sinuses are highly individual and as such responses will differ remarkably to different exercises. As I said above, individuals should consider seeking medical help when considering how to treat infected or blocked sinuses/nasal passages.
Should you experience any adverse effects from the advice contained in these pages/file/website you should immediately contact and visit a doctor.