Eye-acupuncture - what does this actually
a patient, what can you expect from it?
with what and when can this form of acupuncture help you?
the needles actually placed into the eye?
are questions which I am repeatedly asked and which I will
answer gladly in the following.
than 15 years I have been practicing this special form of the
Eye-illnesses most frequently treated:
- Age Farsightedness
- Macular Degeneration
- Macula Oedema
- Eye-pressure elevated
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Detachments of retina (Ablatio retinae)
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Eye-venous thrombosis +
- Short-sightedness up to the 18.Year of life
- Farsightedness with children, also with angle of deviation
- Farsightedness with adults
- Brain and eye-trauma, eye-nerve-bruises (for example through brain-tumor)
not all eye-illnesses can be healed completely, they can usually be
strongly decreased or the progress of the illness can be slowed. So
eye-acupuncture offers a complement as well as an alternative to the
treatment by classic school medicine.
method to therapy eye-illnesses was developed by Professor John
Boel from Denmark.
In this time he has certainly treated eye-complaints of all type
successfully with more than 8000 patients. After I had taken part in
several of his seminars and continued educations in my country - and in
foreign countries and also was allowed to audit a while with him, I
decided to execute this method in my policlinic.
The exact treatment-scheme is used as followed:
acupuncture-points, which over a special micro-system stand in direct
conjunction with the eye, are stung with the eye-acupuncture. This
participates altogether 8 points, therefore 8 needles. Two at the feet,
two at the knees, two at the hands and in each case one ever in the area
of the eyebrows. With children and very fearful patients, one can work
alternatively also on the ear-acupuncture, i.e. one pricks
only small acupuncture-needles on the ear, instead of the 8 needles at
the body as portrayed.
Temporal course of the treatment:
temporal course participates as followed: In the first treatment-week,
the patient becomes acupunctures on five consecutive days, in each case
twice in the distance of an hour for the duration of half an hour. It is
also possible to do it half an hour in the morning as well as half an
hour in the afternoon. Then the patients get treats twice the week, then
once the week and later all 4-6 weeks. So that the treatment-success
remains stable, they should come in some cases 3-4 times in the year to
Acupuncture for everyone?
each human being addresses differently in regard to an
acupuncture-treatment, one unfortunately cannot formulate any general
rules. With some patients one can already reach big successes after 5-10 meetings(days), it lasts several months with
others. From experience, one knows that 10% of all patients participate
approximately resistant against each type of acupuncture-treatments. One
however can usually recognize already in the first treatment-week, how
and whether a patient addresses in regard to acupuncture and whether a
subsequent treatment participates meaningful. With Macula
degeneration as well as Retinitis pigmentosa
the treatment-time normally participate the longest. A thorough
Anamneses, is made before treatment-beginning.
almost all eye-illnesses are curable with acupuncture. One of the few
only eye-illnesses that unfortunately are not curable is the
short-sightedness of adults from the 18th until 20th year of life. But
despite this, an exceptionally good success-quota exists, i.e., with most
patients, an improvement can be reached at the eye. With eye-complaints,
which are not caused by malfunctions in the brain, blood clots,
thrombosis in the head-area, brain-bruises after accidents, conditional
participates there is therefore a good to very good chance for
Treatment of children:
to talk about the treatment of children shortly once again, one can say
that they are treatable at each age, even in the infancy. There
are thin special-needles, through it the treatment can be executed
almost painless, or one, in these cases works over the ear-acupuncture,
as already previously mentioned, what the children normally tolerate very
well. Fundamentally fears of parents are communicable on the child the
more open these approach at the treatment, the less fearful is the
child. And it is a very beautiful success however if the ability to see
improves itself, and if the angle of deviation lifts itself or improves