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.