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Macula is a small central part of the retina which is responsible for the central vision of the retina. When nerves in the macular are losing their function gradually due to the ageing process, central vision will become blurry, making driving, reading and recognizing faces become increasingly difficult.
Age-Related Macular degeneration occurs after 55 or 60 years of age, but if this condition happens to a forty year old, then there are other factors contributing to this accelerating process. There are many blood vessels in the retina to provide sufficient blood flow to the nerve cells in the Macula. Any disease can damage your blood vessel function leading to degeneration of the macula. The common factors are: smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, environmental toxins, Lupus, HIV, radiation treatment for cancer, and Diabetes.
This can explain why a 90 years old surgeon can still perform some surgery, while a fifty year old might have hard time readinga text message. In order to enable your macula function to last, you need to havea healthy diet, exercise regularly and relax periodically so the blood flow to your macular can be in a better condition. People with diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure and kidney diseasesoften have early onset macular degeneration. Alcohol, simple sugars and spicy foods can sometimes lead to inflammation of the blood vessels and nerves.
If you start having foot neuropathy in your forties, you could start degeneration of your nerves in the Macula. Furthermore, men who have neuropathy or macular degeneration tend to develop impotence earlier just because the nerves and blood vessels in the penis are not in a good condition.
Boca acupuncture has been using electrical acupuncture to treat macular degeneration in patients from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Island, Lake Worth, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Parkland, Pompano Beach, Weston and Miami. Eye sight is very important for everybody; the well trained acupuncturist in Boca Raton Acupuncture achieved very good result with 26 clinical experiences and special training in treating eye problems.
Patients will have improved vision within 12 treatments and then they need to maintain once a week treatment for another 12 months to facilitate the nerve regeneration. During this time, they need to have a healthy diet to facilitate the nerve regeneration and maintain the good condition of the other healthy nerves. Acupuncture treatment not only improves their eye sight, but also can help their diabetes, weight, blood pressure and other conditions.
Steven was born in Delray Beach of Florida. He grew very fast when he was in middle school with a strong frame and muscles. His parent put him on the football team from middle school to high school, hoping he could get a scholarship from this sport. Football also released his high energy levels when his testosterone and growth hormones were going up so fast. He later moved to Boca Raton High School and played for the high school team. This intense sport damaged his retina and the vitreous body in his eyes. He started having floaters when he was 16 years old, and later, his retina detached and he had surgery to reattach his retina. His vision did not change too much when he was young. He later went to Boston College and FAU in Boca Raton for business. He has been working in business in West Palm area for many years, using a computer for over 5 hours a day.
When he turned fifty years old, his floaters became worse with frequent floater attacks. His retina was reattached twice through surgery, which left some scar tissue in his left-side retina. A few years later, after his two surgeries, his left eye vision started deteriorating. He found a Chinese ophthalmologist at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and she recommended him to have another surgery to get rid of the scar tissue. He followed his doctors’ instructions and had the third surgery to get rid of the scar tissue in his left retina in Boca. His vision improved a few weeks after surgery, but his eye pressure went up and he has to use eye drops to keep his eye pressure within the normal range. His ophthalmologist did not want him to have acupuncture treatment for his eye initially after his surgery, even though Steven is a strong believer in acupuncture.
His Boca Raton acupuncturist had been focusing on reducing the inflammation in his body. He was diagnosed with rosacea and his skin used to be very sensitive to the sun due to too much spicy food and alcohol. A few months after his third surgery, the blood vessels in his left retina became very stiff. His vision started changing in the wrong direction. His ophthalmologist asked him to go back to his acupuncturist in Boca and improve the circulation to his eyes because he could not have another surgery.
Steven was so worried about his left eye that he decided to go to acupuncture treatment twice a week for 10 weeks with electrical stimulation. He then got his eye tested: his vision improved dramatically and his macular degeneration was stable. His Boca acupuncturist used electrical stimulation around his left eye, abdominal area, and ankle area to bring the energy to different organs so he could absorb nutrients more efficiently. After three months of acupuncture treatment in Boca acupuncture clinic, his left eye vision is greatly improved.