Most common eye disorders that have been treated with acupuncture


Acupuncture has been used to treat various eye disorders and conditions in traditional Chinese medicine. While it’s important to note that acupuncture should be used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatment, here are some of the most common eye disorders that have been treated with acupuncture:

Dry Eyes: Acupuncture can help improve tear production and relieve dry eye symptoms by promoting better circulation and restoring the balance of Qi (energy) in the body.

Glaucoma: Acupuncture may help in managing glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure and improving blood flow to the eyes. It can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments to support overall eye health.

Macular Degeneration: Acupuncture may assist in slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by enhancing circulation, reducing inflammation, and promoting overall eye health.

Retinitis Pigmentosa: Acupuncture may help improve visual function and slow down the degenerative process in individuals with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disorder that leads to vision loss over time.

Optic Neuritis: Acupuncture may be used as a complementary therapy for optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve. It may help reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and support the body’s healing process.

Strabismus: Acupuncture may be used alongside conventional treatment to help improve eye alignment and coordination in individuals with strabismus, a condition where the eyes are misaligned.

We work in collaboration with naturopathic doctors and eyecare practitioners to ensure comprehensive care for our patients. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a qualified acupuncturist or healthcare professional experienced in treating eye disorders, who can assess your specific condition and determine the best course of treatment. Acupuncture should always be performed by a trained practitioner who understands the complexity of eye-related issues and can coordinate with other healthcare providers to provide optimal care.