Eyes & Vision Loss
Every DAY- in the UK, 250 people start to lose their sight. Today, there are more than two million people in the UK living with sight loss that is severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives, such as not being able to drive (RNIB, 2018). As a specialist clinic in Ophthalmology Acupuncture, we treat people with vision loss and understand the real impact and the real people behind these statistics Whilst there are some conventional medical options that can bring benefits, these can be associated with risks and side-effects. Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective treatment for vision loss that works from the inside out and treats the whole body and mind together, which is fantastic for vision as the eye is a direct antenna of our Central Nervous System and brain. Ophthalmic Acupuncture complements the conventional approaches and can manage side-effects as well as working to increase blood flow and oxygen supply to the eyes directly. Patients often report that other aspects of their health and wellbeing also improve.
Why One Acupuncture®?
Alison is an experienced Acupuncturist with many years of clinical practice in her full-time clinics (in Berkshire and now in Devon). She started researching how Acupuncture could help with vision problems for a family member and found Dr Andy Rosenfarb, a world-renowned and leading authority on Ophthalmology Acupuncture, based in New Jersey. Alison is currently the ONLY Advanced Level & Certified Practitioner in MA48 in Europe (Dr Andy Rosenfarb, USA). She is committed to helping patients with acute and chronic degenerative eye conditions including, but not limited to
How we Treat
Why the Vision Acutherapy® Programme?
- Auricular acupuncture
- Traditional East Asian & Chinese Acupuncture
- Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)
- Lifestyle advice
- Eye exercises
We request patients to have had vision-testing completed no more than two-weeks prior to starting the programme and some functional in-house vision testing is also offered, including central acuity near and far, visual field, contrast and colour vision. After the first programme is completed, patients should have their vision retested and results compared. It is on this basis we can then make a longer-term treatment plan, based on your needs. All patients leave with a treatment plan, as well as advice on diet, lifestyle, supplements and exercises.