Macular Degeneration

Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration 

Overview

Macular Degeneration (ARMD or Aged Related Macular Degeneration) is the slow deterioration of the macula cells, a tiny yellowish area near the center of the retina where vision is the most precise. This deterioration therefore affects your central vision, the very vision you use for reading, writing, driving and recognizing faces. ARMD causes the loss of central vision.

Treatment

Macular degeneration may be treated with microacupuncture and/or microcurrent stimulation (MCS).

MicroAcupuncture
Micro Acupuncture™ is a procedure involving 48 newly discovered acupuncture points located only in the hands and feet, and not associated with any other acupuncture system. These points were discovered by Andy Freddy Dahlgren, D.Ss., D. Ac., M.Ac .F., M.D. in Denmark in 1984 and researched by Dr. Dahlgren and Dr. Per G. Otte, D. Sc., D. Ac., M.Ac .F. More than 5,000 people have been treated with this procedure throughout Europe, and over 10,000 people have benefited from Micro Acupuncture treatment in the US. 98% of the patients treated have had a marked improvement in their vision. See Treatment Process Information

Micro-Current Stimulation
MicroCurrent Stimulation (MCS) is an enhanced adaptation of a FDA approved therapy used by anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and rehabilitative specialists to promote the healing of wounds and transplanted tissues as well as to treat pain. See Detailed Description

Results

Here’s what some patients with macular degeneration have reported
Fran, 76 year-old female
“When I first came to Andy Rosenfarb’s office I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, and experiencing significant vision loss. I have completed 30 Micro Acupuncture treatments with Andy Rosenfarb. No words can express my joy. Maintaining my eyesight means a normal life with complete independence. He and his staff are caring and professional, and, I felt that the office was a home away from home. I believe that Andy Rosenfarb is as happy for me as I am. Thank You! Fran.”“I received Micro Acupuncture from you in May 2004. On May 15, I began using Micro Stim. I am doing so very well. My last eye exam at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in July 2004 showed that my eyesight went from 25-40 to 25-30. Also, the pressure in my eyes went from 23 to 18. I am thrilled beyond words!!!”
 
Josie, 77 year-old female
“After only a few days of treatment, I can see much better. The improvement in my vision is remarkable. I feel as if the cobwebs have swept away and my windows have been cleared.”
 
Jim, 59-year old male
“I have had Macular degeneration since I was 17, and it began to get real bad in my twenties. Since I started treatment with Andy Rosenfarb, my wife had first pointed out to me that I was seeing things around me that in her opinion, I would have never seen in the past. As I continued treatment, I noticed my vision gradually improving. It’s great to know that my vision will not continue to deteriorate.”
 
Edward, 62 year-old-male
“I came with hope to see Andy Rosenfarb, but expected nothing. After two weeks of treatment with acupuncture, herbs, and micro current stimulation my eyes have improved remarkably. I was particularly pleased to read the railway timetable without putting on my spectacles.

“It has been about six weeks since my treatment. My eyes seem to have continued to improve. I noticed, for the first time, that I can read some tiny print on my watch which greatly helps me adjust it when I cross time zones.”

Robert, 76-year old male
“I had originally started my micro acupuncture treatment in Arkansas with Dr. Otte. They referred me to see Andy Rosenfarb in New Jersey which was much more convenient for me to get to. I see Andy for follow up treatments every year to keep me from losing my eyesight. Micro acupuncture definitely works to keep my eyes functioning.”

Don, 57-year old male
“I noticed some vision loss in my right and my ophthalmologist had conformed early-stage Macular Degeneration. I had seen Andy before for headaches, and had significant relief. After my first treatment I noticed a major improvement in my vision while driving home. The vision testing showed significant improvement in my vision as well. You are truly amazing”

Articles

Nationwide Clinical Studies Indicate that Acupuncture Successfully Treats Macular Degeneration

Nutri-Spec Testing & Macular Degeneration