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Acu-Vision Therapy

Vision is not merely one of the five senses providing knowledge about the world around us. The visual analyzer, comprising optic and muscular systems, as well as receptive (retina), conductive (nerves), and visual brain center components, plays a crucial role in maintaining and regulating processes related to metabolism and mental health. Given the significant role of vision, it is essential to maintain healthy eyes to ensure proper functioning.

The health of the retina, which serves as the light-receiving inner surface of the eye, is paramount for maintaining good vision. At the Life Balance Clinic in Glenview, we utilize the Vision Recovery Acupuncture Program with great success in safeguarding and restoring retinal health for various eye conditions. Taking into account the anti-inflammatory and recovery aspects concerning the eye's muscular and nervous supply and regulation, we now offer advanced Acu-Vision acupuncture therapy in Chicago, IL

What Are the Causes of Eye Problems?

A wide range of eye conditions exists, exhibiting various inflammatory and non-inflammatory characteristics. Among them are macular degeneration (wet and dry), Stargardt’s Disease, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa, glaucoma, Optic Neuritis, dry eye syndrome, and others, These conditions may be classified based on their fundamental causes as follows:

  • Congenital diseases including hereditary and intrauterine ones,
  • Traumatic injuries (mechanical, chemical, thermal, and photo flash burn),
  • Infectious pathologies (by bacteria, viruses, fungi),
  • Age-related eye conditions,
  • Eye diseases caused by visual hygiene disorders,
  • Lifestyle-caused and ecological pathologies,
  • Eye health complications because of other serious diseases (diabetes mellitus, hypertension, TORCH (toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, herpes) infections, systemic autoimmune diseases),
  • Tumors of eyes and brain,
  • Allergic conditions,
  • Other eye pathologies (degenerative, metabolic ones due to malnutrition, lack of vitamins and minerals, etc.).

Eye diseases can have similar symptoms regardless of their causes and origin. The most common signs of eye pathologies are:

  • redness,
  • itching,
  • dry eyes,
  • lacrimation,
  • blurred vision,
  • decreasing visual acuity,
  •  film formation,
  • hemorrhage to the sclera,
  • purulent discharge,
  • eye pain,
  • reducing field of vision,
  • formation of nodes, bodies, etc.

The concern is that most diseases can be effectively treated if diagnosed at their outset, when symptoms are not yet definitive. That's why it is essential to consult with a qualified specialist, preferably one who utilizes the most generally effective, harmless, and pleasant method of acupuncture for vision problem treatment. We are proud to have such a licensed professional at the Life Balance Clinic in Chicago, IL.

Does Acupuncture Work for Eyesight?

Acupuncture has now emerged as a classic method for treating eye diseases. There are certain acupuncture points for eye problems, which are located on the body, head, and extremities. Together, these points form the conditional meridian responsible for promoting eye health. Stimulating these points sends signals to the corresponding nervous centers, facilitating repair and recovery processes in the eyes.

Depending on the type of eye disease, various acupuncture techniques and styles can be employed, such as:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • AcuNova System

The main feature of this treatment is that using acupuncture points for eyesight, needle therapy promotes healing processes within the whole body providing  elimination of

  • muscle spasms,
  • pain,
  • inflammation,
  • edema, and
  • as well as the improvement of
  • blood microcirculation in the organ under the influence and blood flow in general,
  • immunity, especially local,
  • well-being and vitality.

As a result, when it comes to eye conditions, acupuncture treatment has the potential to either slow down the progression or bring about improvements in eyesight, including:

  • Macular Degeneration (wet and dry)
  • Stargardt’s Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Glaucoma
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Dry eye syndrome

The Vision Recovery Acupuncture Program encompasses benefits that positively impact every aspect of your life. Vision plays a vital role in our daily activities, from mundane tasks like cooking and cleaning at home, to pursuing various career paths, hobbies, and exploring the world around us.

The first benefit you experience is peace of mind. Taking a proactive approach and having a healing plan for your eyes instills hope for a better future, offering the reassurance that solutions are attainable.

Our holistic treatment plans bring about an initial improvement in your overall health, including digestion, sleep, and relief from any chronic pain or inflammation you may be experiencing. Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasizes that eye health is interconnected with the vitality and balance of our other internal organs. Addressing imbalances in these areas can prevent consequences such as vision loss.

Over time, you may notice the intended benefits of increased visual acuity and improved eye health. This provides you with the opportunity to resume daily activities with confidence, including reading, driving, and engaging in interests that require clear vision.

Acupuncture Treatment for Eyesight

Located in Glenview, a Chicago suburb, Life Balance Clinic takes pride in being the pioneer in Illinois to introduce the groundbreaking AcuNova treatment system.

Developed by the renowned Danish expert, John Boel, this cutting-edge therapy incorporates newly discovered points on the hands and feet. With an impressive 80% response rate, the Acu-Vision therapy utilizing AcuNova can provide at least partial relief for a variety of eye conditions. Even genetic diseases like retinitis pigmentosa have shown positive responses to ophthalmic acupuncture, as affirmed by John Hopkins University. 

Our founder, Dr. Vadim Dekhtryar, DACM has undergone extensive training with John Boel himself, ensuring the highest level of expertise in this remarkable treatment. If you are seeking John Boel's treatment in Chicago, look no further than Life Balance Clinic for exceptional AcuNova therapy and Acu-Vision solutions.

The effect of AcuNova treatment is produced due to two fundamental factors:

  • Providing a holistic complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approach to each case treated in our clinic.
  • Vision recovery acupuncture is focused on identifying the root causes and improving these underlying conditions.

The Vision Recovery Acupuncture Program is comprised of three phases:

Relief Care: This phase is designed to determine your Rate of Response to Acupuncture. Typically, it requires 10-15 treatments to gauge how fast your body responds to acupuncture. The treatments are administered twice per day with a 1-hour rest in between.

Corrective Care: During this phase, the restoration of organ function begins. Eye conditions often result from organ dysfunction. To achieve sustained vision improvement, addressing the underlying organ malfunctions is essential. This phase typically requires an additional 8-10 treatments (two per day) every six months.

Maintenance Care: The focus here is to maintain organ function at optimal levels. The number of treatments required may vary based on your dietary habits, lifestyle, and the state of your organs.

Maintaining eye health and vision is a significant concern for the United States population, especially those over 60. The eyes are highly vulnerable to oxidative issues caused by factors like light, toxins (smoking, methanol intake), oxygen, and abrasion. When UV and blue light pass through the retina to the photoreceptors (rods and cones) and pigmented epithelial (PE) cells, they generate reactive oxygen species (free radicals). To prevent excessive oxidative damage to delicate eye tissues, antioxidants play a crucial role in neutralizing these free radicals.

Research has highlighted the importance of targeted nutritional strategies to protect the macula and enhance visual acuity. In a ten-year clinical trial sponsored by the National Eye Institute, high levels of antioxidants, carotenoids, and zinc were shown to reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration and its associated vision loss by 25%. In a five-year follow-up trial, higher intakes of lutein and zeaxanthin were found to provide increased macula protection and reduce the progression of age-related macular degeneration by an additional 20%.

The Life Balance Clinic, in collaboration with Matt Conforti, Orthomolecular Products representative, has developed specific supplement recommendations tailored to different eye conditions.

Retina Conditions Orthomolecular Products Protocol 
Specific Conditions Supplements
Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 

OrthoMega 820
4Sight (advanced faze)


Othomega & Select DHA

Retinits Pigmentosa CitroNox
Diabetic Retinitis

CM Core
Lipoic Acid

Optic Neuritis MitoCore
Damage Causes Supplements
Poor Circulation


Oxidative Stress

Co Q 10

Chronic Inflammation


Dry Eye Syndrome

Lipoic Acid
OthoMega 820


Do you need more information about AccuVision and how it can improve your eye vision? Please, contact our acupuncture practice and schedule a consultation with our founder, Vadim Dekhtyar, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. You are welcome to experience the most attentive, highly professional, and efficient approach to addressing your eye concerns.

What our patients say

"For the first time in my life, I had difficulties completing the required vision test when I was renewing my driver's license. It was at that moment that I remembered that three years ago I had been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. My eye doctor told me that there was no treatment for this condition only an observation. I wasn't ready to give up driving, which is why I was thrilled when I heard a segment on the radio about an alternative way to improve vision for people with macular degeneration. I called the office and scheduled an appointment. Dr. Vadim explained the procedure to me in great detail, and we started with acupuncture treatments. I was impressed by the positive atmosphere, service, and it wasn’t painful. There is a huge parking lot in front of the building and a small pond with a bench, which is where I like to spend my time between sessions. I especially liked the eye massage treatment with the special glasses. I have noticed that my vision has gotten better throughout the treatment course. I am grateful to Dr. Vadim and his staff."

Izyaslav Gabelev