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The Eyes Have It — Acupuncture for Eye Health!

Acupuncture for Healthy Eyes!

Acupuncture for Healthy Eyes!

See your way to better eye health with acupuncture!

Balance is the key to optimum health. Sometimes an imbalance within your body can manifest as an eye problem, just as the health of your eyes is often a reflection of an imbalance or health problem elsewhere in the body.

Acupuncture works to bring your body back into balance. When you are treated for an eye condition with acupuncture, any underlying imbalances that are causing your symptoms will be addressed.  The eye problems will also be treated directly by promoting circulation of Qi (life force) and blood around the eyes.

Common eye problems treated with acupuncture include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Chronic Dry Eyes
  • Macular Degeneration

For some conditions, such as macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases that have limited options for treatment within Western Medicine, acupuncture is the treatment of choice. For other diseases, such as cataracts (in the early stage) and chronic glaucoma, acupuncture can be beneficial as an additional therapy to Western treatment.

Acupuncture helps with glaucoma, dry eye, and more!

Acupuncture helps with glaucoma, dry eye, and more!

Acupuncture can help treat eye conditions such as dry eye syndrome. Dry eye is one disease that can have a considerable impact on visual function. The painful burning, blurry vision and the inability to perform simple activities like reading or driving for any length of time can be the cause of stress and frustration for patients with dry eye.

Acupuncture can help! Studies have shown acupuncture to cause a reduction in the temperature of the eye surface that helps to reduce evaporation of the tears throughout the day.

Acupuncture is also used successfully to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that is usually caused by higher than normal levels of pressure in the eye. In one study, eye pressure decreased significantly after acupuncture.

Another study showed that acupuncture successful reduced symptoms of allergic and inflammatory eye disease. Your eyes are important! Many people see positive results and benefits of acupuncture on their overall eye health. Acupuncture has proven to be a safe alternative treatment for people who have not found a remedy to their eye problems by traditional therapies.

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

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