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Natural Eye Regeneration

How Natural Eye Regeneration Works

We are proud to be one of the very few Canadian clinics to specialize in treating patients suffering from degenerative eye disorders and retinal diseases.  Over the years, our practitioner Andrew Lin has studied and learned many different natural methods to improve eyesight and stop/slow degenerative disorders.  Through a combination of these techniques and procedures, we incorporate them all together to give you the best that each has to offer for your specific vision disease.  Our methods are unique to most acupuncturists and specific to eye conditions.

Methods We Use In Our Program

  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • AcuNova
  • Microacupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Electro-Acupuncture
  • Scalp Acupuncture
  • Nutritional Counselling
  • Eye exercises

Note: None of the acupuncture needles go into the eye.  The closest points would be in the eyebrow or cheekbone area

The specific styles of Acupuncture used in our clinic have proven to be an excellent method to increase blood circulation to the eye.  By increasing circulation to these much needed eye vessels, this will in turn bring oxygen-rich blood to diseased cells.  As the blood begins to nourish the cells, it has the added benefit of decreasing inflammation and reducing oxidative stress.

How Often Do I Need To Come In?

For local patients: Treatments are usually performed over the course of two weeks.  However, this time can be spread out over a longer period, depending on the condition.  For degenerative diseases like macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, treatments will need to be performed closer together to achieve the best effect.  After the initial assessment, our practitioner will suggest the best timeframe and course of treatment for you, based on your condition and constitution.

We perform testing before the treatments begin, and then again halfway through the course to ensure that we are on the right track.  Testing includes visual field and visual acuity.  It is also recommended to visit your optometrist or ophthalmologist before and/or after the treatments as well.

For out-of-town patients: Treatments are usually performed over the course of two weeks, but can be compressed down to one week in the interest of time.  We have found that we still achieve similar positive results.  Following the first round of treatment, we will re-test your vision to assess your rate of progress.  If we find that you have benefited from the treatment, we recommend that you return again within 3-12 months, depending on the practitioner’s recommendations.

What Results Should I Expect?

During the treatments, you may begin to notice changes in your vision. 3 possible outcomes are seen:

  1. Most patients notice their vision seem brighter, objects are clearer, and/or their visual field is increasing
    • In this case, you are responding positively and we continue treating
  2. Some patients report that their vision is temporarily blurrier during the first day or two
    • This is not cause for alarm, the treatments are still working and the blurriness will diminish within a day or so. With increased circulation, things can get stirred up. This is akin to cleaning a muddy pond.
  3. A small percentage of patients see no change at all in the first week
    • If this is the case, we stop treatments. We will follow up in a month, as some patients notice a delayed increase in vision.
      Everyone responds at a different rate, and it is important to keep that in mind.