The importance of preventing common vision problems
Your sense of vision is one of the most important gifts to humanity. Our sense of sight makes it possible for us to enjoy so much that life has to offer. It's also true that eyes are the window to the soul since that is how humans communicate because sometimes one glance is worth 1000 words. While some species, such as bats, manage to rely on other senses to survive, humans are dependent on their sense of sight to a high degree. Our highly evolved reliance on sight is why it's essential to take care of our eyes and prevent any imbalances or diseases.
Most common eye problems include:
- diabetic retinopathy,
- refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and a stigmatism),
- blepharitis/ other infections (pink eye/stye)
- macular degeneration,
- dry eyes,
- twitching, and
Mild eye conditions typically involve over-the-counter medications and heat/called compress. Further treatment can range from prescription medications to minor/major surgeries.
So before your eye health starts to decline, consider alternative therapies.
Acupuncture is a practice derived from traditional Chinese medicine where a therapist inserts thin needles at specific points or meridians to target pain, imbalance, or disease. Acupuncture can also reinforce the body's mental and physical healing process.
How can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture is beneficial in maintaining overall eye health. It can help reduce blurred vision, floaters, increase lubrication, reduce light sensitivity, improve tear duct function, and remove irritation, swelling, and pain.
Acupuncture can also treat many eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and others. In addition, acupuncture treatment manages uncurable/degenerative diseases (macular degeneration, Stargardt's, retinal, and retinitis pigmentosa).
Where to get help?
Whether you are looking to maintain your health, reduce stress, or aid in overall health development, acupuncture is the perfect complement to your self-care. However, if your problems become more complex, acupuncture can be a part of a comprehensive health regimen. Consult your doctor and your Fast Relief acupuncturist for more information.
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
If you have any of the following:
• Headache/ Migraine
• Arthritis/ Stenosis
• Nerve pain
• Neck/Back pain
• Fibromyalgia pain
• Vision issues / loss
Do not hesitate and contact me!
I am here to help you to feel your very best!