Natural Medicine for Macular Degeneration
Our 100% natural therapies help you to manage your Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) so you can live a more fulfilling and independent life.
Our unique blend of natural therapies can be helpful for many types of degenerative eye conditions, including:
• Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)
• Dry Eye
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Retinitis Pigmentosa
• Computer Vision Syndrome
• Optic Nerve Atrophy
• Macular holes, and more…
Why our natural eye treatments work so well:
We address the root cause of your ARMD.
You may be frustrated that nobody can tell you WHY you have it, and your western doctor may say that there is no treatment available. Our medicine is different – we look at the entire body, not just your eyes, to detect the root cause of your issues. We then use a specialized form of holistic and natural treatment, while offering lifestyle changes to help address these root causes. The result is that we can help slow the degeneration, improve your overall health and do everything possible to help preserve your vision.
We use a simple, all natural approach your doctor may not know about.
Our process does not involve drugs or surgery. Using only safe and natural therapies, we can awaken your body’s innate healing system, and slow the degenerative process.
We focus on quick results.
We use a very specialized treatment and most patients will know if it is working in a matter of days or weeks, not months. Thousands of people have been helped using this treatment, and you can be helped too.
The unique combination of therapies that we use includes:
Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s innate healing ability. It helps circulate blood to nourish starving cells, and begins the process of cell regeneration. MA 48 is a relatively new and very effective type of acupuncture which uses certain types of points that communicate strongly with the central nervous system. Therefore, it can be very effective for eye conditions.
Herbal medicine is used to help address the root problems to prevent further injury to vulnerable cells, and acts as a balancing element to the acupuncture.
When your cells and tissues are fully nourished with specific nutrients, these tissues naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because the body’s key systems are optimized. We will work to target your diet for your condition, and use high quality supplements to fill any gaps.
When your nervous system is calm, your body is able to go deep into a state of healing. This means you will not only feel more relaxed, but your body will actually function better. Your mind can focus, and your immune system is more resilient. There is less inflammation, better circulation and optimal nutrient absorption.
Your initial consultation is free.
Come meet us in person and learn more.
Call now to request your free consultation 650 206-8116
and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors.
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Here’s our proven process:
First, a free consultation:
At your free initial consultation you’ll meet with your clinician to discuss your ARMD diagnosis, including current symptoms, medical history, medications, lifestyle factors, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program will meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.
Core factors assessment:
If we decide to move ahead, the next step is to conduct a detailed health history to determine the root factors involved in your vision problems. We will review your eye exams, and may run some additional lab tests to pinpoint aggravating factors. There is often a connection between other systemic problems such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes that needs to be taken into consideration.
Customized action plan:
Next we will create a customized and very specific plan using 100% natural therapies to address both symptoms and cause. Your plan will incorporate a specialized series of acupuncture treatments, precise ocular support supplements, herbal medicine (if appropriate), targeted lifestyle and dietary recommendations, and ideas for stress management. This is a precise protocol and there is no guesswork.
We will use a highly specialized acupuncture series with points and protocols for your specific condition. The acupuncture treatments are used to wake up dormant retinal nerve cells (NOTE: NO needles are inserted directly into the eye). The goal of this specialized acupuncture is increased blood circulation, reduced inflammation, and the optimization of the environment inside the body and eyes so that the ocular nerve cells have the best opportunity to heal and regenerate to preserve your best possible vision. Most patients know if they are responding to treatment during the initial series of 10 -20 treatments, which usually takes place over 1-2 weeks. After the initial series is complete, you will repeat certain eye tests with your ophthalmologist to measure your results. We will also document your subjective experiences.
Targeted nutritional and lifestyle support:
As part of your treatment package, you will go home with a comprehensive home action plan to keep yourself as healthy as possible, and in turn, help you preserve your vision. This includes specific diet suggestions, supplements and traditional herbal medicine. This nutrition will fill any gaps that may have left your cells and structures depleted or damaged, and may be contributing to the root of your condition. You will receive exercise recommendations, eye exercises, and tools for better sleep and stress management. Going forward, we will continue to be your resource and partner for any questions or concerns about your condition.
Consolidate the results:
Once we’ve awakened your body’s ability to heal and have achieved the maximum benefit from the acupuncture, we will transition your care into a maintenance plan to preserve these benefits. You can repeat the series if needed to sustain the results. A follow-up maintenance treatment once every 2-4 weeks is recommended.
We are proud that many of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work. We are trying to get the message out to more people about this safe and effective treatment option.
So, with your help in spreading the word, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, and loved ones preserve their vision with safe and natural treatments, so they can maintain active and independent lives.
Questions and Answers about Aged Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)
Here are some of the more commonly asked questions:
Do you put needles in The eyes?
No!!! Acupuncture does not necessarily work by putting needles in the location of the problem. In the case of ARMD we will use points around the body as “switches”, in a way similar to how a light switch on the wall turns on a light bulb in a different location.
Can Acupuncture Really Help My Type of Condition?
Yes it can. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) point of view, there is a lot we can do to try to preserve vision, and slow the degenerative process.
Will I have to spend a lot of time coming in for treatments?
Most of our patients are able to get great results from the initial series which takes place over 1-2 weeks. A follow-up visit every 2-4 weeks is recommended. Each visit is about one hour.
What are The chances of success?
Results vary, of course. That being said, over 85% of patients respond positively to this form of treatment, measured either by their own reports or their ophthalmologists tests. Every person is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of your response.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Most patients will see measurable improvement within the first 10 -20 treatments, which is usually done as intensive daily treatments (2 treatments per day for 5 -10 days). The initial improvement is due to dormant cells awakening. Sicker cells take longer to regenerate, so further improvement may continue slowly for many months after the initial treatment. More advanced ARMD may require more frequent and long term treatment.
How Long Will The Treatment Last?
Benefits can last from months to years, however each case is different.* ARMD is not curable, but it is easier to get a positive response in the early stages. Our goal is to help you preserve your vision and slow deterioration for as long as possible.
For more information please call the office at 650 206-8116.
*Legal and Case Study Disclaimer:
The information provided on this website is not specific in nature to your case, and is not intended to supersede the advice of your physician or other health professional familiar with your unique case. * Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors. Testimonials do not claim to represent typical results. All testimonials are from real patients, and may not reflect another patient’s experience. They are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each person has a unique health history, lifestyle, and willingness to commit to life changes such as diet and exercise, such that there is no such thing as a typical patient result or experience. However, these results are meant as a showcase of what these patients have achieved. You should not begin our program if you have medical condition that precludes acupuncture or changes to nutritional or exercise habits. Jenny Bisset Acupuncture, Inc. is a wellness clinic of Licensed Acupuncturists that provide guidance and treatment within the legal scope of practice as regulated by the California Acupuncture Board. Our advice is not a substitute for medical advice from a physician, and we do not diagnose medical conditions. Please consult a physician before beginning or changing any exercise or diet program.