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Acupuncture for the Eyes
Acupuncture can be used for treating a wide range of eye disorders, from conjunctivitis and hay fever to glaucoma and macular degeneration. In some cases, such as degenerative diseases of the retina, there is no effective treatment in conventional medicine, while in others, like acute conjunctivitis, acupuncture offers a cure which is quicker and more effective than other modalities.
Acupuncture for the Eyes is a practical manual that can be used by any competent acupuncturist to expand the scope of their practice to include disorders of the eyes. The book provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for diagnosis and treatment coupled with a discussion of the results that can be expected.
At a minimum, all acupuncturists should know how effective acupuncture can be in treating conditions of the eye, even though they are not commonly treated in Western acupuncture clinics at the present time. This will change as more acupuncturists become familiar with this important aspect of practice, and patients learn how helpful acupuncture can be in maintaining and restoring healthy eyes.
REVIEWS"Highly recommended for treating common eye problems in adults and children."
Oriental Medicine Journal
CONTENTS List of Illustrations
PART 1, BASICS
Anatomy and Physiology
The Organs and the Eyes
Some Diagnostic Features
Causes of Eye Diseases
Acupuncture Points That Affect the Eyes
Treatment Principles and Techniques
PART 2, DISEASES
Retinal Problems Leading to Loss of Vision
Problems of the Front of the Eye
Problems of the Extraocular Muscles
Appendix 1 Summary of Patterns
Appendix 2 Treatment of Blood Insufficiency and Anemia
Appendix 3 More about Mercury
Appendix 4 Some Commonly Used Medicines
Other titles by: Julian Scott
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children (Third Edition)
Healing the Eyes with Acupuncture DVD
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