Chinese medical ophthalmology uses acupuncture, herbs and moxibustion to manage the health of your eyes. Chinese medicine looks at the human body and its systems as an interconnected whole, not as isolated parts. Therefore by addressing organ systems and lifestyle choices, the eyes can benefit.
- Improves circulation, which allows for more oxygen and nutrients to reach the eyes
- Stimulates photoreceptors, optic nerve and visual cortex
- Wakes up dormant (sleeping) Optic nerve and Retinal cells
- Decreases inflammation
- Increases the body’s ability to detoxify free radicals and prevent oxidation of cells
- Promotes the parasympathetic system (takes you out of “Fight or Flight” mode/stress response)
What to Expect
The management of degenerative and low vision disorders requires committing to 20 sessions. For those who live close by this will be carried out two times a day, two times a week for five consecutive weeks. For those coming from far, services can be conducted over an intensive two-weeks (10 day, 20 acupuncture sessions).
In order to gauge vision changes, it is important to have a current exam from your ophthalmologist before starting our treatment series and then once again following our last session. In house, some simple reading tests may be performed. It is important to complete the entire 10 sessions of acupuncture before any judgements are made.
Depending on how you do, maintenance may be required, anywhere from 6-12 months from the date of your last session. Please note, this varies person to person.
Some of the eye conditions that can be managed
Macular Degeneration – wet and dry
Dry Eye Syndrome, floaters