Eye Health and Vision

Acupuncture to improve eyesight: research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Eye Health and Vision | 0 comments

A new pilot study finds acupuncture effective in significantly improving eyesight for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This disorder is a genetically inherited condition that may lead to blindness. Acupuncture improved overall eyesight and improved issues of dark to light adaptation and nyctalopia (night blindness). Patients received 10 thirty minute acupuncture treatments over a two week period. Acupuncture styles included electroacupuncture, local acupuncture and body-style acupuncture. Local points included acupuncture needles on the forehead and below the eyes. Testing showed that some of the subjects improved in both eyes after only one week of acupuncture...

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