Ms. Ryan, my Father, Joy O Isaac, was your patient last week and I have to tell you he is so happy at the progress of his vision improving. He says it’s improving each day and we are so thrilled at this progress and want to thank you for all you have done for him. I am so pleased to know there are treatments available to help those with certain common diseases of the eye such as macular degeneration. I have corneal ulcers and have had since the age of 3, so I may be one of your patients as I grow older as well. Thank you, Patricia Robins
By Lizbeth Ryan
Posted: January 16, 2012 at 3:28 a.m.
It is estimated that about 15 million Americans are legally blind, or 5% of our population. I hope you will help enlighten our community and your readers of the difficulties people with vision disorders face in a world made for those who can see.
December 12, 2011
Ruth Ledbetter says acupuncture saved her sight
Says she found treatment for macular degeneration that saved her sight
The quality of Ruth Ledbetter’s custom draperies is so well known by interior decorators that she has become legendary. But in 2002, her Joshua, Texas drapery shop became silent.
Her vision had deteriorated so badly that she could no longer thread her sewing machine needle.
She went quickly to her ophthalmologist.
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited eye diseases that cause degeneration of photoreceptor cells of the retina, the area in the back of the eye that contains light sensitive cells commonly called rods and cones. Many cases of RP are due to an autoimmune reaction where the immune system attacks the cells. Opthamologists tell their patients that their aren't any availble retinitis pigmentosa treatments, however our patients have experienced great improvement after receiving holistic treatments at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center.
Many patients coming to the Arkansas Acupuncture Center have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a degenerative disease of the retina that affects the macula. The retina is the area in the back of the eye made up of light sensitive cells, called rods and cones, which transmit messages to the brain by way of the optic nerve. The macula is located in the center of the retina and is the part of the eye we look out from. The heavy concentration of cones in this area allows for detailed vision. Macular degeneration is a condition in which the cells in the macula start to degenerate.
Keeping Your Eye on the Ball
Keeping your eye on the ball is easier said than done, as any golfer will tell you. This is especially true for golfers afflicted with Macular Degeneration. This disease is the degeneration of the central portion of the retina, resulting in a blurred vision and ultimately blindness.
Lisa has been receiving acupuncture treatment for a juvenile form of Macular Degeneration, known as Stargardt's disease, since 1999. Maintaining her vision has allowed her to continue enjoying life as a first grade teacher. She currently lives in Garland, Texas with her husband and two children. Take a look at her testimonial and see for yourself.
A belated 'Thank You' for restoring my independence - and life. Life is good again. So grateful. We have shared my story with lots of people and shared the packets sparingly. The big drawback seems to be that Medicare doesn't cover part of the expense so some are having a hard time. The new packets came yesterday. Thank you. A lady from Kingman named 'Cleo' said you would hear from her soon. Also one from Dodge City, KS. So you are getting publicity. Dino will have stories to tell you when we see you in October. Take good care of yourself, and stay well.
Thank you so much
Our love and prayers,
Jack is 91 years old and has been coming to Arkansas Acupuncture Center since September 2011. Before acupuncture Jack's macular degeneration was so bad that he was not able to see well enough to drive. Fortunately, after finding the Arkansas Acupuncture Center he is now able to drive again. Jack first came to AAC September 5, 2011 and has since received a total of 24 treatments. The images below show significant improvement to his visual field.
The first image is of his visual field scan before acupuncture treatments. The second image is after a total of 24 acupuncture treatments and was taken on January 12, 2012. A visual field scan tracks a patient’s progress. Dark colors represent limited vision, black represents no vision at all, lighter colors represent clearer vision. See Jack's video testimony or contact us for additional information.
Grace and Jim both have macular degeneration. They travel from Indiana to Arkansas Acupuncture Center for treatments and "highly recommend it.". They have found help after medical doctors told them there was no hope for their loss of vision.