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Does acupuncture work for glaucoma?

I heard that acupuncture can help treat many diseases. So, can acupuncture help glaucoma?
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  • Lindsay


    Yes, it can help with glaucoma. Acupuncture is a traditional medical treatment in China, which believes there is Chi traveling through the whole body. In acupuncture, doctor treat the patient with a long silver needle inserted in acupuncture points on body to stimulate the flow the Chi. Glaucoma referrs to the build up pressure in eyes which will damage optic nerves and finally lead to vision loss. So in western medical treatment, doctors prefer to monitor the pressure, and prescrib some medication to control the IOP. Because acupuncutre works to break through any blockage of Chi and blood in body, it effectively benefit glaucoma patients by promote the retrobulbar blood circulation and thus take off the pressure. Yet only well-trained people know where are those acupuncture points and suitable depth. If you want to have a try, you should go to hospital.
  • hill


    Yes, acupuncture can help glaucoma. There has been some research shows that acupuncture can help patients with glaucoma. Acupuncture can improve the accuracy of your central vision and intraocular pressure and retrobulbar circulation, because acupuncture holds that moving the flow of life energy within your body can help heal disease
  • Shelby


    Well, yes, acupuncture can do a help to glaucoma. First, you should know that glaucoma can be a serious eye disease, which can lead to blindness. Also, some other symptoms such as eye pain, haloes seen around lights, headaches, nausea, dilated pupils, redness in the eyes and partial or complete vision loss may occur because of glaucoma. At this moment, of course, there are many ways you can just have a try to treat it. For example, you can just apply acupuncture which can be good for glaucoma. Also, you can take daily supplements of eyebright, for eyebright can increase eyesight while combating cataracts and glaucoma. Besides, you should also eliminate stimulants from your diet that can aggravate glaucoma, such as caffeine, tobacco. Anyway, just be careful about it.