Despite what your ophthalmologist may say, many degenerative eye conditions can be well addressed with Micro-Acupuncture.
Our clinical experience shows 85% of our patients who go through our program end up with a significant visual improvement in terms of visual acuity, peripheral vision, color perception, contrast vision, etc.
Yet many eye patients come to me being told that if they have dry macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa there is very little that can be done other than taking some supplements and adjusting to a visually impaired world.
For other degenerative eye conditions like wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma, there are a few interventions like eye drops, laser procedures, and eye injections.
Still, many patients report declining vision even when these steps are taken.
The Benefits Of Micro-Acupuncture
Why can micro-acupuncture help these people in most cases when Western Medicine falls short?
The answer is, in large part, all of these conditions involve compromised blood flow to either the retina, macula or optic disc in the back of the eye.
None of the Western approaches to treating these conditions addresses this underlying cause.
For instance, in wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, a signaling protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is stimulated in large part because the macula or other parts of the retina are starved of oxygen and nourishment.
Excess VEGF promotes the overproduction of immature blood vessels as a mechanism to restore blood flow.
These blood vessels are weak and leak leading to more pressure build-up and damage to the macula.
Anti-VEGF shots help drain excess pressure and decrease the presence of new blood vessels but the starving photoreceptor rods and cones of the macula and retina continue to be malnourished.
Likewise in glaucoma, elevated pressure in the aqueous humor accumulates leading to damage to the optic nerve.
Eye drops help promote better drainage of the aqueous humor out of the trabecular meshwork in the corner of the eye.
So patients come to us with open-angle glaucoma and well-controlled pressure but their eyesight is still declining. The reason is simple.
Blood flow to the optic nerve which was compromised has not been restored with the eye drops.
Research On Micro-Acupuncture
Research is needed to better validate the data we see clinically. In the November 2019 edition of What Doctors Don’t Tell You, the cover article titled Reverse your failing eyesight, follows the journey of several Macular Degeneration patients who have regained their vision using supplements, nutrition, and acupuncture.
These patients reported some severe side effects with ant-VEGF injections but later took a holistic approach which restored what they had lost. John Hopkins University and leading holistic acupuncturist Dr. Andy Rosenfarb did a pilot study in May 2014 on the effects of micro-acupuncture to effectively treat retinitis pigmentosa.
From 1990 till 2013, only 9 clinical trials have been conducted on the efficacy of acupuncture to treat various degenerative eye conditions.
Thousands of patients who have successfully been treated with micro-acupuncture can attest the possibility for you.
Please reach out to our office to set up a free consultation to discuss your degenerative eye care needs.