Acupuncture can be used for treating a wide range of eye disorders, from conjunctivitis and hay fever to glaucoma and macular degeneration. It has successfully restored even the lost vision. It has successfully treated many eye conditions. Acupuncture helps at two levels. At local level it improves energy and blood supply to eye and causes better nourishment of eye tissues. It also helps in regeneration of eye tissues including in conditions like retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy etc. At the general level it balances the energy system and body elements. This leads to reestablishment of order in vital organs which are said to be the root cause of such eye diseases.
When you are treated for an eye condition with acupuncture, any underlying imbalances that are attributing to your symptoms will be addressed. The eye problems will also be treated directly by promoting circulation of Qi (life force) and blood around the eyes. There are several powerful acupuncture points around the eyes that promote eye health. These points bring Qi and blood to the eyes to nourish the tissue and improve the condition of the eyes.
According to Chinese acupuncture professionals, the impaired functioning of the liver is the major contributor to vision disorders. As a result, most acupuncture practitioners use needles to strengthen the liver and restore energy balance associated with the liver. In some cases, acupuncture treatment for eyesight may also focuses on the relieving of stress, depression and anxiety, because these factors are also reported to cause vision problems. Eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, optic neuritis or vision loss are often associated with systemic health problems. Since there is a close interconnection between eyes and whole body health condition, acupuncture and Chinese medicine are utilized to treat the eye problems as well as the whole body conditions at the same time to correct the problems of the eyes and rebuild the balance of the body.