Macular Degeneration Treatment
Orlando & Surrounding Areas
Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from macular degeneration, a condition that occurs as a result of the accumulation of amyloid beta plaques in the back of the eye. If you live in the Orlando area and have wondered about acupuncture for macular degeneration and whether it may improve your vision, the short answer is yes. Between 80 and 90% of patients who receive this type of treatment report vision improvement after just a few days of acupuncture.
Micro acupuncture for macular degeneration is relatively new and involves acupuncture points located solely in the hands and feet. Acupuncture is a natural, non-invasive way to improve or restore eye health, important considering there is no proven treatment or “cure” for macular degeneration in traditional Western medicine. By stimulating normal blood flow to the eyes healing begins, cells in the macula regenerate, and plaques behind the eyes are removed.
Chinese medicine focuses on treating the root cause of illness or disease in the body, rather than treating symptoms. We use acupuncture for macular degeneration for its ability to resolve stagnation and improve blood circulation, thereby restoring the eye’s ability to absorb nutrients critical to healthy vision and prevent cell death. This natural treatment is effective for both “wet” and “dry” macular degeneration, although the dry type is far more common.
This condition is generally found in those age 50 or older, however it isn’t unheard of in someone younger. A diagnosis of this degenerative eye disorder can strike fear in the minds of those diagnosed, understandable considering there is no treatment in traditional medicine proven to restore vision loss at the current time.
The macula, located in the central portion of the retina, give us the ability to enjoy clear, detailed vision. When disease begins or progresses, it can cause blurring and in some cases complete loss of central vision. An example of this would be to hold your cell phone out directly in front of you; you may be able to see around the edges (peripheral vision), but you would not be able to see the phone itself clearly. Macular degeneration is a condition that can have an overwhelming impact on your life, stealing your ability to read, engage in hobbies you love, drive, or even recognize faces.
At Orlando Acupuncture we provide macular degeneration treatment focused on helping to heal and restore your vision. Few treatments for this progressive eye condition have shown the promise that acupuncture does. We invite those in Orlando and surrounding cities to contact us today at 407-673-6700.