How can Augusta Acupuncture Clinic Help My Vision?

At Augusta Acupuncture Clinic we have found that acupuncture is a powerful method of addressing dry eyes, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and Macular Degeneration. Dr. Sherrell treats you as an entire person. We want to get to the true cause of your underlying problem.
Acupuncture can help with:

  • Increases Blood Flow the Eye (O2, food, toxins)
  • Stimulates Nerve Cells
  • Charges Dormant Retinal Cells
  • Regulates the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Promotes a Parasympathetic Response
  • Treats BOTH Eye Conditions and Underlying Cause
    In addition to severe or chronic eye conditions, acupuncture can boost overall visual acuity, reduce sensitivity to light, reduce or eliminate eye floaters, blurred vision, dry eyes, decrease excessive tearing, and heal reddened, swollen, and/or painful eyes.

What is the Difference Between Wet and Dry MD?

There are two types of ARMD, wet and dry. 90% percent of people with AMD have the dry type, characterized by small yellow spots called drusen, which form under the macula. The drusen slowly damage the cells of the macula and vision loss progresses.

It seems as though approximately 10% of people with dry AMD progress to a more serious condition called wet AMD.

Here, abnormal blood vessels begin to grow toward the macula in an attempt to nourish it. These new vessels are often frail and may leak or cause a hemorrhage. The blood and fluids that leak from these vessels can be very damaging to the macula, causing rapid and severe vision loss. Conventional medicine most often uses laser eye surgery to “patch” the leaky vessels.

This is like soldering an old pipe. You can only patch it up so much. Chinese medicine seeks to repair the integrity of the whole structure and can be highly effective in doing so.

Retinitis Pigmentosa is a disorder that plagues thousands of Americans every year.

Sadly, RP is among the leading causes of blindness, which progresses over a period of 10-40 years. RP is one of the more difficult conditions to treat, and it can take a significantly longer time to treat effectively than other chronic degenerative eye conditions.

In Chinese medicine, RP represents a nutritive liver blood and and functional spleen and kidney Yang-Qi energy. When the liver blood is poor or insufficient, the eye does not receive nourishment for healthy function and structural regeneration. Yang-Qi weakness coupled with low-grade inflammation can indicate possible autoimmune situation and slowing metabolic activity.
Due to the highly complex nature of Retinitis Pigmentosa, it takes a custom health program to see the best results.