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Acupuncture has been used for millennia to treat eye disease. Today, acupuncture in Austin can help preserve vision for those with a wide range of eye conditions such as macular degeneration and much more.
When the macula begins to break down in the elderly, there is often little that Western medicine can offer except “wait and see,” particularly for eye diseases such as Dry Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt’s Disease, Rod-Cone Dystrophy, and others. Treatments are typically limited to injections, steroid drops and laser treatments in cases of retinal bleeding and/or eye edema. Conventional treatment does not consider underlying energy imbalances and nutritional deficiencies that contribute to or cause eye disease. A study in China found that acupuncture was 88% effective for Macular Degeneration patients versus 60% effective for a control group (which received vitamins and medication). 1
Being diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be a scary moment in your life. However, seeing an acupuncturist who is specialized in treating AMD can help to isolate where the problems with your vision are coming from. Because diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is individualistic and holistic, each patient is treated based on the treatments that are designed specifically for him/her. Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, exercises and dietary therapy may all be used to correct your imbalance and improve your vision. You do not have to suffer with failing eyesight when TCM presents so many solutions to various eye disorders.
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- Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion; Observation on Therapeutic Effect of Age-related Macular Degeneration; N.J. Jiao; January 2011