Kelowna Micro Acupuncture for Chronic Eye Conditions
Micro acupuncture is a specialized form of acupuncture that is used to treat a variety of eye diseases. This technique is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing. At Balance Point in Kelowna, acupuncturist Travis McIndoe has had the most advanced training in Micro Acupuncture learning directly from Dr Andy Rosenfarb the developer of micro acupuncture for vision health. An acupuncturist is a licensed healthcare professional who specializes in acupuncture.
Traditional Chinese medicine views the eyes as an extension of the liver and kidney channels in the body. When these channels are disrupted, it can lead to a variety of eye diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Micro acupuncture is a gentle and non-invasive approach to treating these conditions and restoring vision health.
Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic eye disease that can cause vision loss over time. Micro acupuncture can help to improve vision and slow the progression of the disease by stimulating energy flow to the eyes. Macular degeneration is a common eye disease that can cause vision loss in people over the age of 50. Micro acupuncture can help to improve vision and slow the progression of the disease by promoting blood flow to the eyes and reducing inflammation. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss if left untreated. Micro acupuncture can help to improve vision and reduce the risk of complications by promoting energy flow to the eyes and regulating blood sugar levels. Glaucoma is a condition that can cause damage to the optic nerve and lead to vision loss. Micro acupuncture can help to improve vision and reduce pressure in the eyes by stimulating energy flow to the optic nerve. Cataracts are a common age-related eye condition that can cause blurry vision and sensitivity to light. Micro acupuncture can help to improve vision and reduce the severity of cataracts by promoting blood flow to the eyes and reducing inflammation.
At Balance Point in Kelowna, micro acupuncture for vision health is a safe and effective treatment option for those who want to improve their vision and treat a variety of eye diseases. Acupuncturist Travis McIndoe has advanced training in micro acupuncture and can provide personalized treatment plans based on each patient's unique health needs. By using this gentle and non-invasive approach to vision health, patients can experience improved vision and an overall improvement in their quality of life.
In conclusion, micro acupuncture is a specialized form of acupuncture that can be used to treat a variety of eye diseases. This technique is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the body to stimulate Qi flow and promote healing. In Kelowna, at last check Travis McIndoe was the sole acupuncturist who specializes in micro acupuncture for vision health and can provide personalized treatment plans for patients with conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. By using this gentle and non-invasive approach to vision health, patients can experience improved vision and an overall improvement in their quality of life.
What is Micro Acupuncture?
Micro Acupuncture is a treatment using 48 new acupuncture points located only on the palms and soles and is used to treat a variety of eye diseases including macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, and many other eye disorders. Developed by an acupuncturist in Denmark in the 1980s, Micro Acupuncture is not associated with any other acupuncture system typically taught in schools and requires specialized training from Dr Andy Rosenfarb. Micro Acupuncture points are thought to stimulate the eyes increasing blood flow, enhancing detoxification 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, acupuncturists have used Micro Acupuncture to treat the following eye conditions.
Micro Acupuncture Training
Acupuncturist 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 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 can range from multiple daily micro acupuncture treatments to three times per week but may be more or less depending on the individual. One course of Micro Acupuncture is twenty 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 may be performed at regular intervals to monitor progress. To support healing, supplements which may include traditional herbal formulas and other nutraceuticals for the eyes may be recommended.