The term acupuncture must have tickled your mind often. This traditional Chinese form of medication involves inserting needles within the human body. It relieves people from neck and back pain and can treat various ailments. Although it originated in China 5000 years ago, this therapy is now popular across the globe. An experienced and efficient acupuncturist has the capability of treating many serious diseases.

Macular Degeneration is among them. Boston Chinese Acupuncture is a renowned clinic in this regard. A skilled acupuncturist has to combine diet and life style changes with acupuncture treatment to achieve the best result within the shortest time. If your acupuncturist only knows how to insert needles and does not make an effort to find out what is the real cause for macular degeneration, the recovery time will be longer, and you will spend more money.

What is Macular Degeneration?

The macula refers to the center of the retina, comprising numerous nerve cells. This small area is responsible for the keen central vision of people when looking straight ahead. To maintain the sharpness, the nerves should receive a continuous flow of oxygen and blood, but the blood flow often decreases with age. This disruption and eventual erosion of the blood vessels in the macular area is the condition of macular degeneration, and it can affect your vision. To prevent this aging effect and stop your blood vessels from leaking or stiffening and keep the normal function of the macula, you need to avoid anything leading to inflammation of your blood vessels and nerves. A proper diet and Macular Degeneration Acupuncture will help you to preserve your vision into your 90s.

Tips to Prevent Macular Degeneration

A disciplined and systematic lifestyle will always prove to be beneficial for fighting against the wearing of the macula. Hence, you can follow these tips to maintain a healthy macula.

  • Consume five servings of vegetables and fruits daily.
  • Avoid excess spicy and salty food.
  • Lower your sweets and alcohol intake.
  • Invest your time in intense workouts like swimming and walking to enhance your blood circulation to the retina.
  • Drink enough water for improved lymph and blood circulation.
  • Prevent yourself from using a smartphone for too long.
  • Avoid more than an hour of continuous staring at the computer screen.
  • Follow the available videos and practice acupressure twice daily accompanied by deep breathing. You can visit this Youtube:
  • Go for acupuncture treatments twice a week if you face faster macular degeneration.

If you abide by these tips religiously, you will definitely witness a better version of you.

Why Acupuncture?

Several medications are available for treating macular degeneration, but tests show that acupuncture can be more beneficial. However, you need to visit genuine acupuncturists who possess accurate knowledge and follow hygienic procedures with sterilized and single-use needles. This will increase your chances of recovering. In this procedure, certain areas like Fengchi (GB20), Guangming (GB37), Shenshu (BL23), Sibai (ST2), Jingming (BL1) and many more undergo stimulation to get the expected results. The stimulations help to restore your vision for a longer period.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuro science from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about Acupuncture For Macular Degeneration .