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 »
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Disease(s) Treated: Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Preston started treatment at the Arkansas Acupunture Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa when he was in the eight grade. “When it helps a little bit, you just wanna keep on doing it… It helps things be clearer, going up and down curbs is no big deal, even at night.” Preston has a talent for acting and hopes to pursue a career in the theater. In spite of his condition, he is looking to the future with hope.