In traditional Chinese medicine, it is said that the spirit “shows in the eyes” and “is housed in the heart.” These sayings indicate a very direct relationship between thinking and eye function. The attitude of a person has a direct and immediate effect on the Qi in the eyes.
ACUPUNCTURE & TCM CAN HELP
Acupuncture can be effective in treating a wide
range of conditions of the eye. For some conditions, such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt’s disease and other retinal diseases which have no treatment in Western medicine, acupuncture is the treatment of choice. For other diseases, such as cataracts (in the early stage) and chronic (open-angle) glaucoma, acupuncture can be beneficial as an adjunct therapy to Western treatment.
ACUPUNCTURE IN A NUTSHELL
Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.