Eye Disorders

35 posts

Todd Nommenson

Disease(s) Treated: Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture “The treatments are helping when no other treatments have been able to help. I appreciate for the help it gives because I know there is hope out there. It keeps me working.” Todd has been coming to the Arkansas Acupuncture Center since December, 1998. He was 32 years old when he first began treatments at the clinic for Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Louis Lay

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Myofascial Release Louis and his wife Lynn spend much of their time traveling the U.S. in their RV. Maintaining good vision is very important for their well being and the safety of others. Louis has macular degeneration in one eye and has been coming to AAC for treatments since 2004. His eyesight has greatly improved since he began receiving treatments.

Dudley Bland

Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Age 47 Lambert, Mississippi 2/1/2005 When I first went to the Arkansas Therapy Center I was legally blind. January 1, 2004, I was handling dynamite and by doing so I got a large charge of nitro glycerine. It went through the skin and caused the blood vessels in the eyes to rupture. After the hemorrhage, in March of 2004, I came to the Arkansas Therapy Center. My sister’s boss, who had eye problems related to MS, had gone to the clinic and recommended it to me. It took a few weeks to get over my skepticism, but I knew I had nothing to lose. I asked Dr. Mayo in Oxford, MS, whether he thought it was a good idea to go to Arkansas and he told me that since they have been doing acupuncture for over 2000 years there’s got to be something to it. After a week of treatments, I was able to drive part of the way home. I couldn’t believe it could work that fast. I kept improving for three weeks. I went to my regular eye doctor and with my glasses I was seeing at 20/30 in the right eye. I couldn’t believe Read More »

Cleora Karr

Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture Dear Dr. Liz, I was at your clinic from August 30 to September 3, 2004. I probably told you that I teach piano and was concerned about not being able to see the tiny numbers for the fingering. Also, I was concerned about not being able to tell that the cardinals on the bird feeder were red last winter. They were just gray. When we got home I was able to see the tiny numbers on the music. About 3 weeks later I was looking out the window and saw red berries on a holly bush 30 feet away. I was ecstatic. I’d never seen them except when I walked right up to the bush. On the little chart you gave me, my vision was 20/120 the day I came to the clinic. 4 weeks later it was 20/60. I had only spent one week at the clinic getting treatments. With my glasses it was 20/25. It would be good to have 2 or 3 charts with different orders of letters, or even different letters. I keep trying not to memorize the chart! Just wanted to send a big thank you for your help. Sincerely, Cleora Karr Read More »

Richard A. Slinde

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture NORTHBROOK, IL OCTOBER 5, 2005 Dear Dr. Ryan, Just a note to say thanks for all that you have done for me. Your knowledge and experience on macular degeneration and related eye disorders is encyclopedic. My eye condition with angioid streaks has been put into a stable state, due to your acupuncture treatments on me. I know this because I have just returned from my appointment with the head of ophthalmology at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. He has just informed me that my eyes have changed little to none in the last few years. I attribute this to your treatment and vitamins. Thank you once again for all that you do for me.

Mildred Milsak

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture April 24, 2007 Before I started coming to the Arkansas Therapy Center I brought my husband to have eye treatments. After he died I went for an eye exam and was told I was at the beginning of macular degeneration and he said for me to eat green veggies. Other than that I would go blind in a few years as there was no known cure. I told him I knew where to go for help and he rolled back on his stool and told me again to accept that I would go blind. I went home and called for an appointment to see Dr. Otte located in Hot Springs Village shopping center. I started treatments in 1998 and now I am treated by Dr. Ryan. Once a year I go in for a “tune up” and I have great eye sight including 20/20 vision and no eye glasses. Twice I have gone in for an eye exam and I was told my vision was 20/20 and there were no problems. When I told them the story they were surprised and never heard of a treatment being available

Elaine Pinkerton

Disease(s) Treated: Macular Degeneration Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture February 2, 2006 Hi, My name is Elaine Pinkerton and I would like for anyone with macular degeneration to know about the Arkansas Therapy Center. In 1999, at the age of 59, I was diagnosed with MD and was told there was nothing that could be done. Basically, I was told to go home and go blind. The same week, one of our local TV stations had a special on the Arkansas Therapy Center and the great results that they were getting with eye treatments. I called the next day. What a wonderful thing that acupuncture can help your eyes. Dr. Per Otte started treating me in 1999. I go back to Arkansas for a week or two each year. Dr Lizbeth Ryan has been doing treatments at the clinic since 2003. As always, when someone new takes over you wonder if the treatment will be the same. My results get better all the time. I don’t think there is a cure for MD, but this will prolong my eyesight and has already done so for 5 years. My eyesight is actually getting better. Thank you Dr. Ryan for continuing in Dr. Otte’s Read More »

Thel Breedlove

Treatment(s) Used: Acupuncture January 20, 2004 I’m sure I am one of the many thousands that have been told they have Macular Degeneration. What a terrible shock. My ophthalmologist put me through many tests. End results, I was told I was losing my eyesight and there was nothing medically that could be done. My sister-in-law, knowing my diagnosis, saw a presentation on TV discussing Macular Degeneration and an acupuncture treatment that could possibly save my sight. I was skeptical at first, but later proven very wrong. My first screening was in April, 1999. This confirmed that I had severe Macular Degeneration. After the first series of treatments, my vision improved significantly. I have been returning every 12 to 18 months for continued therapy, and my vision has been stabilized for the past two years. I now sit on our back deck watching the golfers and following that little white ball to the green, some 150 yards away. Thanks to micro acupuncture, I now drive, watch TV, read, and play cards. In short, I lead a normal life. Sincerely, Thel Breedlove

Debbie Crull

Disease(s) Treated: Stargardts Disease Treatment(s): Acupuncture December 1, 2011 After two separate weeks of acupuncture treatments at Northwest Arkansas Acupuncture Center, I am extremely excited and pleased with my results. Since I have Stargardt’s disease, my eye doctor has done nothing but give me the bad news of my worsening condition for the last ten or so years. He saw some improvement after my first week of acupuncture, but after the second week of treatment I received the amazing news that my eyesight is back to where it was in 2007. I am SO excited since that is four years I have had given back to me. I can’t wait until I can go back to get more acupuncture treatments from Dr. Liz, and see how much more eyesight I can regain. After being told for years that there was medically no hope for my eyes until they perfected retina replacement, I now have hope again! Debbie Crull A visual field scan tracks a patient’s progress. Dark colors represent limited vision, black represents no vision at all, lighter colors represent clearer vision. The images on the left are of Debbie’s visual field scan taken before acupuncture treatments on July 11, Read More »

Diane Allen

Disease(s) Treated: Glaucoma Treatment(s) Used: Eye Treatments Diane has Glaucoma and has been coming to Arkansas Acupuncture Center for nearly 2 years. She has had much improvement in her vision since she began her treatment regiment at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center.