Acupuncture for Glaucoma

Overview

Glaucoma is an insidious disease that can be difficult to detect until a significant amount of vision is lost. Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief”, because most individuals with undiagnosed glaucoma do not suffer from any symptoms until they begin to notice a reduction in their peripheral vision.

Chronic open-angle glaucoma is a very common condition affecting about 3 million Americans¹. In my experience, it can be successfully treated with nutrition, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In chronic open-angle glaucoma, the intraocular pressure (IOP) gradually increases because the eye’s drainage canals have gradually become congested. This build-up of fluid in the eyes can eventually damage the retina and optic nerve. Early glaucoma can be easily detected with regular eye exams. A “tonometer” will measure IOP and a vision field test will detect any peripheral vision loss.

Treatment

Glaucoma may be treated with chinese herbs, microacupuncture and/or microcurrent stimulation (MCS).

MicroAcupuncture
Micro Acupuncture™ is a procedure involving 48 newly discovered acupuncture points located only in the hands and feet, and not associated with any other acupuncture system. These points were discovered by Andy Freddy Dahlgren, D.Ss., D. Ac., M.Ac .F., M.D. in Denmark in 1984 and researched by Dr. Dahlgren and Dr. Per G. Otte, D. Sc., D. Ac., M.Ac .F. More than 5,000 people have been treated with this procedure throughout Europe, and over 10,000 people have benefited from Micro Acupuncture treatment in the US. 98% of the patients treated have had a marked improvement in their vision. See Treatment Process Information

Micro-Current Stimulation
MicroCurrent Stimulation (MCS) is an enhanced adaptation of a FDA approved therapy used by anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and rehabilitative specialists to promote the healing of wounds and transplanted tissues as well as to treat pain. See Detailed Description

Results

Here’s what some patients with glaucoma have reported
Millie, 71-year old female
“I heard about Andy Rosenfarb form my sister-in-law who was greatly helped by him. He explained that he by IOP (eye pressure) may or may not be lowed for my glaucoma, but he thought he could help me with my vision. After 30 treatments I am seeing much clearer. I can read fine print better and my vision is brighter. I will continue with my supplements. The Body-chemistry testing a showed me things about my health that I could have not of learned anywhere else. Thank You.”Sharon, 62-year old female
“After five major surgeries in my right eye in ten months (four of them in the last four months), my glaucoma and retina specialist admitted there was nothing more they could do for my eye. Their recommendation was to continue high doses of medication in hopes that the inevitable loss of my eye could be avoided. It was 1 ½ week after the final surgery, my retina had once again fully detached and I was in constant pain, as if my eye was on fire, especially after each medication.“I took this as my opportunity to return to the wholistic health approach I had lived by for many years. Almost immediately I was led to Andy Rosenfarb and Micro Acupuncture. When Andy explained that not only could we save my eye and ease my pain but also, at the same time, he would be treating the original condition that caused my eye to manifest in the first place. – I knew I’d found the healer I’d been seeking!

“Andy saw that my eye, so sunken in and badly scared, with a sclera of gray necratous tissue, had been badly burned through cauterization and continued high drug application. I immediately stopped all the recommended medication and gratefully embraced the treatments. I supported the Andy’s process as proactively as possible through his recommended herb formulas, nutritional supplements, and essential oils, by using a diet and through continued use of visualization, meditation and Qigong. After just two-weeks of Micro Acupuncture treatments, all the pain was gone!

“Just a week later, a visit to my glaucoma specialist found my eye condition so improved over what she had expected to be ‘amazing!’ The expected neurovascularization could NOT be found; inflammation was remarkably reduced; a slight separation in the membrane covering my pupil showed the real possibility that it would fall away without additional surgery; scar tissue was already absorbing; epithelial overgrowth of the cornea had completely disappeared; and although vitreous fluid was not yet filling, my eye chamber was deeper.

“I continue to receive treatments and we are currently working on balancing my metabolic system and I regain physical stability. So you will hear more of my success story later.

“For now, I thank Andy for his true depth of understanding of the way our bodies heal and evolve towards wellness. He has combines his expertise in the ancient healing art if acupuncture with an ongoing comprehensive study of modern analytical healing techniques. At the core of Andy’s work is clear way of seeing the whole picture and intuitively putting all the pieces together for each persons most effective healing.”

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Treating Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine