How Natural Eye Regeneration Works

          I am proud to be one of the very few  CHinese Medicine clinics in the Greater Boston area to focus on treating patients suffering from degenerative eye disorders and retinal diseases.  The specific styles of Acupuncture used in my clinic may be used to increase blood circulation to the eye.  By increasing circulation to these much needed eye vessels, this will in turn bring oxygen-rich blood to diseased cells.  As the blood begins to nourish the cells, it has the added benefit of decreasing inflammation and reducing oxidative stress.

 

Methods Used

  • Microacupuncture 48, a powerful system developed for visual issues

  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

  • Electro-Acupuncture

  • Scalp Acupuncture

  • Chinese herbal medicine

  • Nutritional Counselling

  • Eye exercises

Note: None of the acupuncture needles go into the eye.  The closest points would be in the eyebrow or cheekbone area.

How Often Do You Need To Come In?

Treatments are usually performed over the course of two weeks.  However, this time can be spread out over a longer period, depending on the condition.  For degenerative diseases like macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, treatments will need to be performed closer together to achieve the best effect.  After the initial assessment, I will suggest the best timeframe and course of treatment for you, based on your condition and constitution.

 

Following the first round of treatment, I will re-test your visual acuity to assess your rate of progress.  If I find that you have benefited from the treatment, I recommend that you return again within 3-12 months.

I recommended that you visit your optometrist or ophthalmologist before and/or after the treatments.

What Results Should You Expect?

During the treatments, you may begin to notice changes in your vision. 3 possible outcomes are seen:

  1. Most patients notice their vision seem brighter, objects are clearer, and/or their visual field is increasing

    • In this case, you are responding positively and I continue treating

  2. Some patients report that their vision is temporarily blurrier during the first day or two

    • This is not cause for alarm, the treatments are still working and the blurriness will diminish within a day or so. With increased circulation, things can get stirred up. This is akin to cleaning a muddy pond.

  3. A small percentage of patients see no change at all in the first week

    • If this is the case, we stop treatments. I will follow up in a month, as some patients notice a delayed increase in vision.
      Everyone responds at a different rate, and it is important to keep that in mind.

© Updated 2019. Crossing Point Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

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