Acupuncture can improve eyesight and has demonstrated significant improvements in reducing visual defects, according to the latest research published in the Journal of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

The researchers tested the efficacy of a four point acupuncture prescription for vision loss treatment. From the data results, it was determined that acupuncture does benefit vision.

Acupuncture has been shown to cause significant improvements in important visual indices. The acupuncture has significantly improved mean sensitivity (MS) while decreasing the mean defect (MD) for the participants within the study.

The mean sensitivity is a measurement of the retina’s sensitivity to light while the MD is the difference between the classes of visual defects for the patient, as compared to the normal values for their age. The Visually Evoked Potential (VEP) is an EEG measurement of evoked potential that is triggered by visual stimulus. The VEP helps with the detection of optic nerve disorders and tests any responses to light. The investigation found that the results demonstrated acupuncture can improve MD, MS and VEP in those patients with vision loss.

The acupuncture points within the eye region are traditionally associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of eye disorders. The modern scientific perspective draws upon the ancient TCM acupoint prescription for the acupoint selection. The research was conducted by the Department of Ophtalmology at the Dongfang Hospital (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine) and given the significant improvements in mean defect and the visually evoked potential, the researchers came to the conclusion that acupuncture can benefit the vision for those who have diminished eyesight.

The research is consistent with the findings of Dai. et al [1] and a meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials involving 1,180 eyes. The conclusion is that acupuncture can be used as an effective treatment for optic atrophy and this can demonstrate improvements for visual acuity, the visual field and P-VEP. Acupuncture has also been shown to improve visual acuity and light sensitivity and reduce visual field defects according to Qin et al. [2]

A Recommended Example

Acupressure can help to treat eye health problems in the same way that acupuncture can – but without the needles. Electro-acupressure can provide the same benefits as acupuncture, in a safe and effective manner. The HealthPoint™ device is highly recommended for this purpose as it enables the user to safely pinpoint the source of the pain and target each area on an individual basis.

Using the cotton bud probe attached to the device is a comfortable means of treating the eye points. For best results, it’s recommended to treat the affected eye areas with the cotton bud probe attachment twice daily. People who want to treat their eye health problems are recommended to try the HealthPoint™ Kit as it contains the ‘Mastering Acupuncture’ book which shows how the power of electro-acupuncture and microcurrent stimulation can put the power of healing into the user’s hands. The device can show users how to find safe and effective relief for a wide range of painful and problematic eye health conditions.

The ‘Improving Eye Disease in 30 Days‘ book by Robert Redfern of Naturally Healthy Publications can also help you to find relief for various eye health problems. It can be downloaded for free from Naturally Healthy News and is therefore important to read for anyone who wants to improve their condition by following a natural lifestyle and taking the right nutrients that support good eye health in the long term.

 

References:

[1] Dai, Yanli, Ming Liu, Yixin Zhang, Shihui Wei, and Houbin Huang. “[Meta analysis of acupuncture in the treatment of optic atrophy].” Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban= Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences 38, no. 3 (2013): 283-290.

[2] Qin, Yali, Wei Yuan, Hui Deng, Zhanmei Xiang, Chao Yang, Xinyun Kou, Shufei Yang, Zhijun Wang, and Ming Jin. “Clinical efficacy observation of acupuncture treatment for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.”