Retinitis Pigmentosa Responds to Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the potentially blinding condition retinitis pigmentosa.


An article in the Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion describes how acupuncture treatments alleviate stress on the retinal and optic nerves by relieving intraocular pressure.

Another study, this one published in Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine discusses how Traditional Chinese Medicine is able to improve retinitis pigmentosa patients’ retinal cone activity.

Scientist involved with this study say, “TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatment could also enhance the bioactivity of (the) nerve network and therefore have a definite significance in retarding the progression of disease and keeping the central vision.”


At Natural Eye Care, we believe strongly in the power of acupuncture and TCM when it comes to healing the eyes.  In fact, we wrote the book on it.