Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited eye diseases that cause degeneration of photoreceptor cells of the retina, the area in the back of the eye that contains light sensitive cells commonly called rods and cones. Many cases of RP are due to an autoimmune reaction where the immune system attacks the cells. Opthamologists tell their patients that their aren’t any available retinitis pigmentosa treatments, however our patients have experienced great improvement after receiving holistic treatments at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center. Take a look at our testimonials page for video interviews and letters from patients expressing their visual improvements after receiving treatment for retinitis pigmentosa.
Patients with retinitis pigmentosa lose peripheral vision first. The disease progresses until there is only central vision, as if the patient was looking through a tunnel. Eventually cells in the center of the retina are destroyed and the patient will become totally blind, or will have only small areas of low vision.
At the Arkansas Acupuncture Center we use a unique retinitis pigmentosa acupuncture treatment regiment called micro acupuncture, developed by Per Otte in the 1990’s. We have many success stories of patients who have been treated with acupuncture for retinitis pigmentosa. Take a look at our testimonials to see real-life interviews with patients who have found enhanced vision through our alternative medicine treatments for retinitis pigmentosa.
Retinitis pigmentosa is second to Macular Degeneration with regards to the number of patients treated at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center. This new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa is an alternative treatment for RP, called micro acupuncture, and can help RP patients gain vision, as proven over and over at our clinic. Our hope is that most of these patients can hold about fifteen degrees of the central visual field if they start treatment while they still have some central vision. Patients with more severe conditions, where the central vision is gone, can also benefit from treatment. Although the enhancement of sight throughout the visual field is often prevalent, it is important for patients to understand that the acupuncture treatments are not a retinitis pigmentosa cure but a process the patient undergoes to help maintain and/or enhance their vision. Acupuncture for Retinitis pigmentosa is one of the most promising RP treatments available.
The microacupuncture treatment used is similar to the treatment for macular degeneration, as well as the acupuncture for Stargardt’s disease, Rod-Cone dystrophy treatment with acupuncture, and the acupuncture treatment for glaucoma.