Micro Acupuncture for Eye Diseases
Micro Acupuncture is a powerful new procedure using 48 new acupuncture points located only on the palms and soles and used to treat a variety of eye diseases including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, and many other eye disorders. Developed in Denmark in the 1980s, Micro Acupuncture is not associated with any other acupuncture system typically taught in schools in North America and requires specialized training. Micro Acupuncture points powerfully stimulate the eyes increasing blood flow and stimulating healing. Micro Acupuncture may provide a safe and effective alternative for patients whose vision is at risk.
The effectiveness of Micro Acupuncture was recently put to the test by researchers at Johns Hopkins University who carried out the first ever clinical study on efficacy of treating Retinitis Pigmentosa with acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies. Researchers at John Hopkins were trained how to administer Micro Acupuncture to study participants.
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Based on the success of the John Hopkin's study, the National Institute of Health has funded a second, expanded clinical trial using Micro Acupuncture treatment protocols. The first peer-reviewed study of the efficacy of Micro Acupuncture was recently published in the medical journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry.
Micro Acupuncture is a specialized system based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture which utilizes an integrative whole body approach to treat serious eye diseases. While no treatment is 100% effective and every patient is a unique case Micro Acupuncture has been successfully employed to treat the following eye conditions.
Micro Acupuncture Training
Travis McIndoe TCMP has been certified in Micro Acupuncture by Dr Andy Rosenfarb ND, Lac one of the developers of this modern acupuncture method. Andy Rosenfarb has been developing treatments for eye diseases over the last twenty years in his clinic in New Jersey and has recently begun teaching the method. He's the author of many books on Chinese medicine Opthamolgy and has even presented his work on the Doctor Oz show.
What's Involved in Treatment?
During the first visit, we test your visual acuity for distance and detail. These tests not only give a baseline for where your vision is currently at, but also show where damage to the eye or retina may be present. After the test, a treatment plan will be designed based on the your specific condition and severity. Treatment frequency is three times per week but may be more or less depending on the individual. One course of Micro Acupuncture is ten treatments, after which your eyes are tested again to see what effect the treatments are having on your eyes. If there is improvement, the program is continued and multiple courses may be required. Additional assessments of your eyes will be performed at regular intervals to monitor progress. To support healing, supplements which may include traditional herbal formulas and other nutraceuticals for the eyes will be recommended.