The role of acupuncture treatment in patients with different anomalies of refraction
Background: At present time myopia (nearsightedness), hypermetropia (farsightedness), astigmatism, spasm of accommodation, amblyopia, diplopia (doubling) are the most common causes of visual function disorders among school children and juveniles in modern world.
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to provide clinicians, ophthalmologists, patients having anomalies of refraction and the general public with a responsible assessment of the use and effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture (Zhen Jiu therapy) to treat anomalies of refraction.
Setting: “Doctor Azim Ltd”, Dept. of traditional Chinese medicine, Moscow, RF.
Methods: Clinical research was carried out on 152 patients with different anomalies of refraction. The patients aged between 5-35. Particularly: myopia with different stage and spasm of accommodation-93 patients, myopic astigmatism-34 patients, farsightedness-25 have been surveyed and have passed the treatment by acupuncture, in some cases combined with bioresonant and multiresonant therapy for 3 year supervision.
The following investigations have been conducted: 1) abtorefractometry; 2) intraocular pressure; 3) ophthalmometry (keratometry); 4) visual acuity, best corrected visual acuity(BCVA); 5) reserve of accommodation; 6) biometry (length of eyes; 7) biomicroscopy of eyes; 8 ) mydriation; 9) ophthalmoscopy.
The following groups of points have been used at carring out acupuncture: 1) local paraorbitals; 2) segmentary mainly head & neck zone; 3) distant or points of general action; 4) Auricilar (ear) points, also local massage of ear lobes, internal corners of eyes and temples.
Bioresonant therapy was applied by the device “MINI-EXPERT-DT” of the Center of “Imedis” on school of Yu.V.Gotovskiy.
Results: All the patients noticed somatic symptoms improvement, irritability decrease, sleep normalization, visual fatigue decrement, enhanced clarity of vision, colors being brighter, better focus, and overall improvement in close and distant vision. In all cases an increase of visual acuity from 20 up to 40% and as well as BCVA and UCVA were noticed, with some patients obtaining a greater improvement. After six months’ treatment the progression of myopia slowed down in most cases. Generally speaking the successful rate is 70 to 80% & 9o% with patients aged from 6 to 18.
Patient of 6
OE Vis: OD 0,6-0,7 cyl -0,75 ax 175°=1,0
OS 0,6-0,7 cyl -1 ax 0°=1,0
DS Myopic Astigmatism
After treatment Vis: OD 0,8-0,9 cyl -0,75 ax 10°=1,0
OS 0,7-0,8 cyl -0,75 ax 175°=1,0
Six months later, after the 2nd course of treatment Vis: OU=0,9-1,0
Patient of 8
C/o decrement in visual acuity a far on ОU.
OE Vis: OD 0,6-0,7 Cyl — 2,0 ax 10°= 0,85
OS 0,5 Cyl — 2,5 ax 170° = 0,85
DS Myopic Astigmatism OU, Amblyopia.
After treatment Vis: OD 0,85 Cyl — 1 ax 15°= 1,0
OS 0,7 Cyl — 1 ax 170°= 1,0
Patient of 12
C/o deterioration of sight a far on both eyes (ОU) within several months.
OE Vis: OD 0,15 Sph — 1,75 = 1,0
OS 0,15 Sph — 1,50 = 1,0
DS ОU Myopia of primary stage, Progressive.
After treatment visual acuity ОU 0,6 — 0,7
Vis: OD 0,6 Sph — 0,75 = 1,0
OS 0,6 Sph — 1,25 = 1,0
Patient of 21
OE Vis: OD 0,9 cyl -0,5 ax 20°=1,0
OS 0,6 cyl -1,0 ax 5°=7,0
DS Mixed Astigmatism, Squint/Strabismus, Post laser correction.
After treatment Vis OD 1,0 OU 0,9-1,0
Patient of 22
OE Vis: OD 0,3 sph -2,0=0,8 UCVA
OS 0,7 sph -1,5=0,8 UCVA
DS Spasm of accomodation
After treatment Vis: OD=1,0
Patient of 25
OE Vis: OD 0,2-0,3 sph -1,0=0,8-0,9 UCVA
OS 0,4 sph -1,5=0,9-1,0
DS Myopia primary stage, Amblyopia
After treatment Vis: OD 0,4 sph -1,0=1,0
OS 0,6 sph -0,75=1,0
After 6-8 months follow up, negative dynamics in pathological changes on the eye ground were not revealed, visual functions remained stable.
1. The results obtained allowed us to affirm the beneficial role of acupuncture has in the anomalies of refraction treatment.
2. Acupuncture is one of the most effective and safe treatments for anomaly of refraction.
3. In carrying out the above-mentioned therapies adverse side effects and complications have not been revealed.Leave a reply →