The health of your retina- the light-receiving inner surface of your eye – is key to healthy vision. At Life Balance Clinic, Glenview, we use vision recovery acupuncture to successfully protect and restore retinal health in a range of eye conditions.
The Vision Recovery Acupuncture Program has benefits that touch every aspect of your life. Everything we do, from the mundane cooking and cleaning at home; most career paths; countless hobbies and interests; and exploring the world around us uses vision.
Peace of mind is the first benefit you experience. A proactive approach and plan to healing your eyes provides hope for a better future, and the security of knowing that solutions are possible.
The holistic treatment plans we offer initially bring you improved overall health, including digestion, sleep and relief of any chronic pain or inflammation you may be experiencing. Traditional Chinese Medicine explains that our eye health relies on the vitality and balance in our other internal organs. Imbalances in these can lead to consequences such as vision loss.
Over time, you may notice the intended benefits of increased visual acuity and eye health. This provides you with a chance to resume daily activities, including reading, driving and interests that require vision to pursue.
We now offer the AcuNova system, developed in Denmark by John Boel, featuring newly discovered points at the hands and feet. There is an 80% response rate with this form of Acu-Vision therapy, defined as at least partial relief. Even the genetic disease retinitis pigmentosa can respond to ophthalmic acupuncture, according to John Hopkins University.
Vision recovery acupuncture is focused on identifying the root causes and improving these underlying conditions. It can slow or improve:
The Vision Recovery Acupuncture Program contains 3 phases:
Relief Care, which is to determine your Rate of Response to Acupuncture. This phase typically requires 10-15 treatments to determine how fast your body will respond to acupuncture. The treatments are administered twice per day with 1-hour rest in between.
Corrective Care, which is to begin the restoration of organ function. Eye conditions are the result of organ malfunction, in order to have sustained vision improvement, we must address the underlying organ malfunctions. This phase typically requires an additional 8-10 treatments (2 treatments per day) every 6 months.
Maintenance Care, which is to maintain organ function at optimal levels. The number of treatments required may vary based on your dietary habits, lifestyle, and organ function.
Maintaining the health of the eyes and vision is a major concern for the United States population over 60. The eye is the organ most vulnerable to oxidative issues due to light, toxins (smoke), oxygen, and abrasion. When UV and blue light pass through the retina to the photoreceptors (rods and cones) and pigmented epithelial (PE) cells, this light energy is converted into a nerve impulse that generates reactive oxygen species (free radicals). Antioxidants are essential to neutralize these free radicals and prevent excessive oxidative damage to delicate eye tissues.
Emerging research highlights 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 deterioration and its associated vision loss by 25%. In a five-year follow-up trial, higher intakes of lutein and zeaxanthin were shown to provide increased macula protection and reduce the advancement of age-related macular deterioration by an additional 20%.
We at Life Balance Clinic with the help of Matt Conforti, Orhtomolecular Products representative have developed recommendations for certain supplements depending on eye conditions.
|Retina Conditions||Orthomolecular Products Protocol|
|Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)||
Othomega & Select DHA
|Dry Eye Syndrome||
Do you need more information about AcuVision 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.
"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."