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Microacupuncture for degenerative eye diseases

Microacupuncture for Improving Vision

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 »

Vitamin D For Eye Health

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 »