Micro Acupuncture Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Micro Acupuncture Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Gail Brent, L.Ac., San Diego, CA;
Heidi Day, L.Ac., Edmonds, WA;
Andrew Rosenfarb, MTOM, Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H., Westfield, NJ;
Mats Sexton L. Ac., St. Louis Park, MN.
August, 2004

In initial clinical trials, eighty-six patients diagnosed with Macular Degeneration were treated with Micro Acupuncture™ – a procedure involving 48 newly discovered acupuncture points located in the hands and feet, and not associated with any other acupuncture system. Five to six Micro Acupuncture™ treatments were administered, followed by a re-examination using the Perimetry Octopuss 1-2-3 visual field scanner, as well as a standard visual acuity test. Of the eighty-six patients treated, seventy-nine (almost 92%) had shown significant improvement – while seven had very little or no improvement – indicating that Micro Acupuncture™ is significantly effective in the treatment of Macular Degeneration.

Note: These were initial clinical trials with more conclusive evidence to be proven in the form of double-blind research. Additional data – determining the efficacy of Micro Acupuncture™ – is currently being processed and researched for the treatment of Glaucoma, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt’s Syndrome, and Diabetic Retinopathy.

Brent, Day, Rosenfarb & Sexton are all licensed by the NCCAOM. Each practitioner had received extensive training in the theories and clinical applications of Micro Acupuncture™, a system that has treated more than 5,000 people throughout Europe, and over 10,000 people in the United States.