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Macular Degeneration

How acupuncture help Macular Degeneration:

Age- Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) : Some 1.6 million Americans age 50 and older have AMD, according To the CDC. There are two forms of the disease: dry and wet . Dry type have 90% patient .Central geographic atrophy, dry type form of advanced AMD, results from atrophy of the retinal pigment epithelial layer below the retina, which causes vision loss through loss of photoreceptor (rods and cones) in the central part of the eye.

No medical or surgical treatment is available for this condition.

Wet type form of advanced AMD, causes vision loss due to abnormal blood vessel growth in the choriocapillaris, through Bruch’s membrane, ultimately leading to blood and protein leakage below the macula. Bleeding, leaking, and scarring from these blood vessels eventually cause irreversible damage to the photoreceptor and rapid vision loss if left untreated.

Chinese medical diagnosis dry type AMD for deficiency qi and blood of eye.

Acupuncture treatment Age-Related Macular Degeneration that it have better results for dry type. Acupuncture can increase blood flow in local. That reinforce the qi and blood , Nourish qi and blood by puncturing the points.

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