Acupuncture has its origins in China. It is one of the most widely practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine and healing treatments that has existed for centuries.
Chinese medicine and healing practices are based on the theory of energy flow, also called Qi (pronounced as “chee”). Energy flows throughout the body along its pathways, known as meridians. It is very important to ensure that the energy flowing through our body remains undisrupted. Acupuncture is a healing technique that pinpoints those meridians that maybe facing problem due to blockage. At that point of time, it is very important to unblock the flow of energy, or Qi, and influence the same to flow in balance.
Acupuncture is practiced by inserting fine needles into the skin at certain meridians on the body. This is practiced to influence the flow of energy. Acupuncturists opine that any disease or illness occurs when there’s some blockage or imbalance of Qi. In case of acupuncture for Glaucoma, a disease that leads to complete vision loss over time, it is also possible to be treated with proper and methodical acupuncture healing technique. We have a pool of excellent acupuncturists at AcupunctureSg, specialized in healing patients with glaucoma to prevent vision loss.
Glaucoma is not a single disease but a group of diseases, which could damage the optic nerve to cause complete vision loss. The damage is often caused by increased pressure inside the eye, also called intraocular pressure. However, there are many people suffering from glaucoma but having normal, or even low, intraocular pressure.
According to studies, acupuncture opens up blockages to reduce intraocular pressure on the eyes without any adverse effects. In some studies, remarkable improvements were seen in patients that received acupuncture twice weekly for 5 weeks. It is a fact!
Acupuncture for glaucoma is also helpful in increasing blood circulation to your eyes. Glaucoma is commonly associated with reduced blood flow velocity in the blood vessels of eyes, also called retro bulbar vessels. Impaired circulation damages the optic nerves. In this case, acupuncture for glaucoma can unblock the meridians to increase retro bulbar circulation, which, in turn, reduces intraocular pressure. Thus, acupuncture can be considered as an additional therapy for patients with glaucoma. We have witnessed these improvements at our clinic, and we believe that it’s possible only with acupuncture.
Because acupuncture addresses the main meridians that could be either suppressed or blocked due to obstruction, it gives you significant improvement in your condition. Acupuncture for glaucoma patients has also been helpful for improving overall visual acuity. Although it may take up to five weeks to show significant results, it’s worth the effort. Most importantly, acupuncture protects the eyes from complete vision loss – one of the greatest threats to patients with glaucoma.
Benefits of Acupuncture for Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a serious disease of the eyes that could cause blindness. It is very important to go for routine eye examination, especially if you have a family history of the disease, diabetes, or corneal disease. With acupuncture, all of these conditions can be gradually healed over time.
Acupuncture has to be considered as an adjunct technique or therapy to preserve the optic nerve and restore its health. It has shown significant effects on reducing intraocular pressure, improving blood circulation to the eyes, and enhancing visual acuity, which makes it worthwhile. At our clinic, we explain our patients how this treatment can benefit them without causing any after effects. We also help them understand the importance of unblocking the meridians of our body, which, when blocked, leads to unwanted health complications. In addition, we also help them understand that the health of our eyes depends on overall good health, and acupuncture is a holistic treatment.