WHAT WE TREAT
We treat a variety of eye disorders at Complete Balance.
- Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD):
Dry(atrophic) & Wet(neovascular)
- Open Angle Glaucoma
- Stargardt Macular Dystrophy (Juvenile Macular Degeneration)
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Ocular Migraines
- Dry Eyes
- Excess Tearing
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Hypertensive Retinopathy
How we treat Degenerative Eye Disorders at Complete Balance?
In Oriental Medicine, eyes are considered to be connected to all of the internal organs and disorders of the eye often reflect the overall health of the body. At Complete Balance, we use specific styles of acupuncture techniques that have proven to effectively increase oxygen-rich blood circulation to the diseased eye. In combination with Zhu’s Scalp acupuncture, eye moxa, Tung’s acupoints, prescription herbs and Daoyin of the eye(eye exercise), we are able to effectively treat disorders of the eye and target the root cause of the disease. How long the improvement will last depend on lifestyle factors such as diet, maintenance treatment, exposure to toxicity and future ailments.
What can you do at home to maintain the health of your eye?
There are six muscles in each eye responsible for generating all the movements of the eyes in the bony orbits. If these muscles become too tight, loose or inflamed, problem with one’s visual acuity occur. By employing exercises and acupressure, one can tighten or loosen these muscles and bring down inflammation.
Use the following diagram as a guide. With clean fingers, gently massage each acupoint for 10 seconds, both eyes at the same time. Start with point #1, move to #2, and go around the eye ending with #7. Be sure to breathe deeply during this process. Once you make the round, rub your hands together to create heat friction and afterwards place the warm hands over your eyes until your hands cool down. Repeat the entire process several times per day.
For acute condition (early onset):
Daily treatments are performed Tues to Sat over the course of 1 to 2 weeks depending on the condition and constitution. It is imperative to keep the treatment closer together to achieve the best effect.
For chronic condition:
Treatments are spread out over a longer period (5 to 6 weeks). Although the course of treatment may vary from person to person depending on the condition and constitution, it is generally recommended to have 3 treatments for the first 2 weeks and 2 treatments for the remaining weeks.
If you have yet to receive proper examination by an optometrist, our treatment protocol would start with a complete examination by a local optometrist with whom we are connected. Once all the scans and reports are received, we will perform a TCM based assessment to determine the root cause of the disease and develop a customized treatment plan accordingly. Once the first round of treatment is complete, we’ll request for you to return to the optometrist for re-examination of your eye to see the rate of progress.
Western medicine often take the “wait and see” approach in particularly for eye diseases. Treatments are typically limited to injections, steroid drops, microsurgery and laser treatments. Conventional treatment does not consider underlying energy imbalances, dysfunctions of the internal organs and nutritional deficiencies that contribute to or cause eye disease.