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Treating Degenerative Eye Diseases with Microacupuncture Microacupuncture is one of the strongest methods for treating degenerative eye diseases. Traditional acupuncture, while important in helping slow the progression of vision loss, is just not strong enough or deep enough to reverse vision loss. Microacupuncture can help the eye heal quickly so that there can be a reversal of the vision loss over a fairly short period of time. Unlike traditional acupuncture therapies, microacupuncture is more effective if performed multiple times a day. We refer to this as “stacking” the treatments. Treatments are stacked one upon the other for a powerful effect. This treatment modality is used for a variety of medical conditions, but is most notably used for people suffering from macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt’s Rod/Cone dystrophy, glaucoma, diabetic neuropathy, as well as other degenerative diseases of the eyes. I also use this modality to treat peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud’s syndrome, and other diseases of circulation, and see promising results when treating patients with elevated liver enzymes, and problems relating to the brain – since the eyes are part of the brain, anything that helps the eyes will also help the brain. Microacupuncture was developed in Denmark by Freddy Dahlgren Read More »
When circulation is sluggish or compromised in an injured or diseased area of the body, insufficient oxygen gets to the cells, and therer will be a local build-up of waste products. These debilitating agents are then more easily expelled from the body. When getting cuppings performed patients will have round discolorations on the spots that were treated. The more discoloration that surfaces – the greater level of stagnation and toxicity needing to be purged from the body.
This is a great article outlining all the reasons to make sure you take sufficient Vitamin D. See below some of the important reasons why: Improved Vision Reductions in retinal inflammation and levels of amyloid beta accumulation. Significant reductions in retinal macrophage numbers and marked shifts in their morphology (macrophages and immune cells that can cause inflammatory damage. To read the full article click the link below↓ https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/06/this-vitamin-found-to-rejuvenate-aging-eyes.aspx
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 »
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.