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Vitamin D and Your Vision

There are four essentials to survival: food, water, air and sunshine. Yes, sunshine. It is not toxic, will not hurt you, but if you neglect it you will suffer. Avoiding the sun “at all costs” is costing us much, and our eyes are suffering due to our obsessive avoidance of the sun’s rays. Of course, you don’t want to burn up, just allow yourself to get 20 minutes or so a day. The sun provides the energy necessary to sustain all life on this planet. In the years since the sun became “bad” for us, we have seen a dramatic increase in many diseases – conditions related to vitamin deficiency; cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, autism, allergies, diabetes, ADHD, skin cancer, AMD and Retinitis Pigmentosa. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by high levels of amyloid beta accumulation in the retina.  Amyloid beta is the protein that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and the eyes of AMD sufferers, causing plaque buildup and destruction of nerve cells as well as causing deposits in blood vessels, contributing to heart disease. Vitamin D supplementation can significantly improve accumulation of these plaques as well as reduce retinal macrophage numbers, the immune Read More »

Camille Santry

Disease(s) Treated: Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Nutritional and Dietary In 2004, when Camille first came to the Arkansas Acupuncture Center for treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa she was working and living alone in Washington D.C. She was 38 years old. Regardless of significant vision loss, she was able continue working as a marketing specialist in the hotel business. Recently she completed a course that certifies her to work with the visually impaired, helping them to learn to function at work and at home.

Donna Davis

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Donna comes to Arkansas Acupuncture from Buffalo Grove, Illinois twice a year. Acupuncture has helped her to maintain her vision and keep her job. “There is hope out there, when you think there is none, this is the place to come.”

Dr. Mary Jane Ellison

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Mary Jane is a retired medical doctor from Utah. “I plan on coming three or four times a year, probably for the rest of my life…If you take the information about this place to your ophthamalogist and he tells you don’t waste your money, don’t pay any attention, just come, because there is hope.” Jane suffers from macular degeneration.

Velma Miller

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Velma is from Dallas, Texas and has been coming to Arkansas Acupuncture for over ten years. “I had been to specialists and each one said your eyes are getting worse, take your vitamins and that’s about it. When I first came over, the telephone poles and fence posts were wavy and crooked. After two treatments they straightened up.” Dear Dr. Ryan, Monday I went to the doctor for my six-month glaucoma pressure check and while looking at my eyes with close-up light, he remarked something to the effect. “Your eyes look well and you seem to have a good blood supply which is always good to see!” I did not tell him I had just returned from treatment, as he’s one of these unbelievers!! Best Wishes, Velma

Debbie Smothers

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture “The first time I was here I was very skeptical, by the second day I could notice extreme changes, I could see my eyes in the mirror, I could see cars that had color. Before that everything blended together because it was gray. I just keep coming. The people here make me feel relaxed.” Debbie was born with Retinitis Rigmitosis and also has macular degeneration She comes to Arkansas from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin for acupuncture treatments.

Grace and Jim Bovard

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture 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.

Dr. Wayne Gossard

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Dr. Wayne Gossard is a retired surgeon who lives in Dallas. He began eye treatments at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center in 2001 when he was 78 years old. Dr Gossard declares, “No question, my eyesight has improved with treatment.”

Robert Hall

Disease(s) Treated: Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Robert dedicated his life to serving as a police officer and fireman in Alabama. He was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa when he was 45 years old and by age 52 he felt uncomfortable carrying out his duties. He has been receiving treatment for his eye condition since April, 2005. According to Robert, the treatments “help me do things I couldn’t have done before. Each time I come I get a little more help.”