Integrative Eye Health Care

Integrative Eye Health Care at Hekla Acupuncture & Wellness is an acupuncture-based treatment for degenerative eye diseases and other serious eye conditions.  By combining Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, Micro Acupuncture 48 treatment protocol, and whole-body health, we offer an alternative treatment for treating most eye conditions.

At Hekla Acupuncture, treatments can be done over five days (twice a day), 10 days (once a day) or over five weeks (twice a week). We recommend that first-time patients come for ten days of once daily treatment, so we can get a better understanding of the patient and see how he or she responds to treatment.  It may require up to 20 to 30 treatments for maximum results.  

What to Expect

We review the patient’s medical history and conduct basic vision tests. It is recommended to bring your latest test reports with you (request a copy prior to your first appointment). This is critical to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.

Therapy treatment plans can be either two 30-minute treatments per day with a minimum hour break between treatments, one 30-minute treatment a day for 10 days,  or two 30-minute treatments per week for five weeks.  Treatment methods vary depending on the patient and eye condition and may include micro-acupuncture, acu-laser therapy, electro-acupuncture and auricular acupuncture. 
At the end of ten treatments, we repeat the vision test to determine if the treatments are working.  It is may require up to 20 to 30 treatments for maximum results.

Post Treatment Care

Ongoing Treatment/Maintenance

New patients must understand that this is not a “miracle cure.” It takes time for some patients to see results where others see improvements right away. Once we recover whatever lost vision we can, the goal is to retain remaining eyesight through maintenance treatments. Degenerative eye conditions need ongoing maintenance and will only get worse if neglected. The frequency of maintenance visits will vary depending on the patient and their individual conditions. Most patients return for treatment every three or four months for the first year, then continue with maintenance treatments twice a year, or whatever treatment frequency is recommended.

Retina Pigmentosa Study conducted with Micro Acupuncture 48 protocol