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How Can Acupuncture Help In the Treatment of Glaucoma?

Increased pressure in the eyes can damage the optic nerve. Severe damage of the optic nerve results in loss of vision. If Glaucoma can be treated early, you can protect your vision.

Glaucoma can turn out to be a very serious issue if it is not treated on time. As people with glaucoma do not feel any pain and since there is no early indication, it can be very hard to detect. Regular eye check-up can help detect glaucoma at an early stage, thus preventing vision loss. In addition to relying on modern medicine for treating glaucoma, many people are using alternative form of treatment, such as acupuncture for treating glaucoma.

Glaucoma- causes

Aqueous humor is the fluid in the eye that flows out through a channel. When this mesh like channel gets blocked, the fluid pressure builds up. This pressure, otherwise known as the intraocular pressure, increases when the fluid does not circulate properly. As a result of increased pressure and lack of circulation of the fluid, the channel gets blocked resulting in glaucoma. Acupuncture treatment for glaucoma usually will involve reducing the intraocular pressure by stimulating the right acupuncture points in the body. There are two types of glaucoma; open angle glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma. Angle closure glaucoma can cause more discomfort than the former one. Both types can be treated by acupuncture. e

Acupuncture results

When you combine your prescribed medication with acupuncture treatments, it can help you reduce pain and burning sensation. Acupuncture treatment for glaucoma can enhance the retrobulbar circulation and improve sharpness of the vision. Since glaucoma causes blurry vision, acupuncture treatments have proven to be effective in improving vision.  It can also help get rid of conditions such as dry eye and nausea which is a result of high eye pressure and frequent using eye drop. Acupuncture can also be used to treat a wide variety of issues including tightening sagging skin, acne, neuropathy, allergy, insomnia, prostate enlargement and infertility. If you live in Boca Raton and Delray beach and have treatment for glaucoma with acupuncture, you may also notice that your skin becomes smoother during acupuncture treatment. Most of acupuncture points for treating glaucoma are around the eyes, legs, feet and hands. They not only can reduce the dry eyes instantly, but also can reduce the wrinkles, eye bags and drooping eye lids.

When you need to use 2 or 3 kinds of eye drops, your eyes tend to be very dry and look red and tend to develop infection. Acupuncture can strengthen your digestive system, so you body can absorb the minerals more efficient. Acupuncture can also make your immune function stronger. In Boca, acupuncture clinic, we always treat the whole body and mind, not just one health issue.

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