The eyes are a person’s window to the world, or so they say, as it allows us to see what the world has to offer but once a person loses his vision, it changes everything.
Glaucoma is one of the dreaded diseases that can cause blindness. It is an ailment that has somehow put out the light of some people. Although, there are certain drug-based medications that can treat eye problems such chronic condition such as eye drops or any of the invasive laser and surgical surgeries to correct the problem, nowadays more and more patients have tried complementary medicines such as the ancient traditional Chinese medicine to go with their regular treatments.
Glaucoma is a chronic condition that involves the loss of retinal ganglion cells beyond the normal levels. It is a multifactorial optic neuropathy. And since acupuncture has been proven to help the body heal naturally, patients with Glaucoma have tried acupuncture as supplementary medication.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing method that was first used in China as anesthetic thousands and thousands of years ago. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body has twelve energy channels knows as the meridians where the body’s vital life force dubbed as Qi, passes through. And along these channels, there are acupuncture points that are associated with specific vital organs of the body. Illnesses occur when the Qi, or the body’s vital energy flow is disrupted or blocked. But through acupuncture the normal energy flow can be restored.
Acupuncture uses hair-thin steel needles that are inserted into the identified acupuncture points to stimulate the points and restore the body’s normal energy flow. In traditional Chinese medicine, the body’s vital force is made up of opposing forces, known as the yin and yang.
Also dubbed as the “silent thief” Glaucoma is hard to detect early, unless if the patient has regular eye exams. It has been said that there are patients who would not suffer from the symptoms but may discover they have Glaucoma when it is already too late. This ailment, also known as chronic open angle Glaucoma has already hit over 3 million Americans.
But with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Glaucoma can now be treated especially with proper nutrition, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs, and/or micro current stimulation (MCS).
Micro Acupuncture involves 48 new acupuncture points found on the feet and on the hands. Studies showed that these newly found acupuncture points are not in any way connected to the other acupuncture system.
In Europe, over 5,000 people have gone through acupuncture treatments while over 10, 000 from the United States been have treated with this procedure. Over 98% of patients who underwent microaccupuncture said acupuncture has actually restored their vision.