Possibilities of acupuncture for ophthalmologic diseases
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＜At the beginning＞
In Japan, there are multiple Zen hospitals that perform eye disease treatment with acupuncture.
However, because there is no partnership with Western medicine, it can not generally be said that the level of awareness is high.
In chronically developing ophthalmologic diseases, there are many diseases that can only be monitored.
Acupuncture may have certain clinical effects on these chronically progressive eye diseases.
The ophthalmologic diseases for which a certain effect has been confirmed in our hospital are as follows.
・Idiopathic macular degeneration
・Central serous chorioretinopathy
・Normal tension glaucoma
Although there is a difference depending on the person, a change appears in about 3 months, and the change settles down in about 6 months.
After that, it will be a treatment to prevent the progression of symptoms.
<Actual treatment content>
Acupuncture is performed for two main purposes.
１．Anti-inflammatory and nutritional support by improving blood flow around the fundus
２．Restore visual ability by improving physical and mental condition
The area around the ocular fundus is a site where inflammation and circulatory disorders are likely to occur due to mechanical stress caused by structural problems in the eye and retina.
Prolonged conditions can cause catastrophic damage to tissues and cells.
In addition, if blood flow disorders are prolonged, new blood vessels will be created to solve nutrition and oxygen deficiency.
New blood vessels are easily broken and often cause internal bleeding.
In areas where internal bleeding has occurred, visual field defects and tissue degeneration will occur.
Acupuncture can increase blood flow in the fundus area, and by preventing these new blood vessels, it prevents the occurrence of various ophthalmic diseases.
Next, I will explain about improving your physical and mental condition with acupuncture.
Mental and physical stress has a negative impact on the brain. These stressed brains respond in various ways to combat stress.
The hypothalamus instructs hormone secretion to an organ called adrenal gland.The adrenal glands secrete cortisol under orders from the hypothalamus.
One of them is the function of the autonomic nervous system.It is the sympathetic nerve among autonomic nerves that responds sensitively to stress.
If sympathetic nerves work strongly, blood flow will be worse due to contraction of blood vessels in the fundus.
Acupuncture can restore blood flow by preventing the function of the sympathetic nervous system and giving the parasympathetic nerve superiority.
<Actual treatment content>
＜Treatment around the eyes＞
Stimulate the pressure points around the eyes.
＜Treatment of the posterior neck＞
Treatment of the posterior neck also restores blood flow in the fundus.
There are many points at remote sites to improve blood flow in the fundus.
The treatment points is less than 15 in total.Because the pain is not strong, I think that many people can receive it.
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