There are many factors that lead to degenerative vision loss, including genetic predisposition, metabolic disease, poor circulation, and overuse. For many patients with degenerative eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargart's Macular Dystrophy, and macular degeneration, conventional biomedicine has little or nothing to offer. This book reveals how traditional Chinese medicine can help patients achieve a means of natural healing and vision restoration without drugs or surgical procedures.
The first section concentrates on explicating the basics of Chinese medicine and its approach to the healthy functioning of the eyes, and the relationship of eye diseases to organ pattern discrimination. Subsequent chapters detail acumoxa therapy, Chinese herbal medicine treatments, acupressure, and qigong techniques for addressing specific degenerative conditions. Lifestyle and working conditions, as well as diet and exercise, are considered, and further chapters describe case studies and clinical applications. A variety of home therapies presented include microcurrent stimulation, essential oil therapy, moxibustion, color therapy, foot reflexology, and magnet therapy.
This book gives knowledge, resources, and starting points for individuals with eye diseases who have no recourse through conventional biomedical channels, and a book that aims the practicing clinician to specific approaches that can help them meet the needs of their patients with vision disorders.