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Treating Degenerative Eye Diseases with Microacupuncture Microacupuncture is one of the most effective methods to treat vision loss from degenerative eye diseases. This unique form of acupuncture, microacupuncture is an intensive treatment course that helps the eye heal. It works by encouraging increased blood flow to the deeper tissue of the body. Cellular degeneration happens when there is a lack of regeneration of healthy cells. Because the cells in the back of the eye regenerate every two days, with intense treatment a patient can see results in as little as two days after beginning treatment. There are about 130 million cells in the back of the eye and about 6 million in the macula alone, an area of about a 16th of an inch. Traditional acupuncture, while important in helping slow the progression of vision loss, is just not strong enough or deep enough to reverse vision loss. 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 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
Vitamin D is essential for eye health. The four basic things our bodies need for survival are food, water, air and sunshine. Yes, sunshine. It isn’t toxic, will not hurt you, but is necessary for good health. Avoiding the sun “at all costs” may be costing us our vision. A reasonable amount of sunshine, about 20 minutes each day is not enough, but not enough to burn. 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 D deficiency; cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, autism, allergies, diabetes, ADHD, skin cancer, AMD and Retinitis Pigmentosa. Vitamin for Eye Health 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: Microacupuncture In 2004, Camille received microacupuncture for vision loss. At 38 years old, she had experienced significant vision loss. The microacupuncture treatments helped her vision so that she could keep her job and was able to continue to live alone.
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: MicroAcupuncture Mary Jane receives Microacupuncture for Macular Degeneration after have experienced severe bleeding in one eye. She has been receiving treatments for vision loss since 2004. Coming as once or twice a year from Florida, is a retired medical doctor from Florida. “I plan on coming yearly, 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.