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Acupuncture treatment for Astigmatism :

Because this condition is mainly relating with the eye, no wonder that acupuncture treatment for Ast
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Astigmatism is a type of refractive error in which the eye does not focus light evenly on the retina, which in turn produces unclear vision.1 Therefore, astigmatism simply means that you have a variation or disturbance in the shape of your cornea.2

 

CONTENTS


SYMPTOMS

CAUSES

TREATMENTS

 

SYMPTOMS


Distorted or blurred vision at all distances. Other symptoms may include eyestrain, headaches, and trouble driving at night. If it occurs early in life it can result in amblyopia.3

 

CAUSES


The failure to focus incoming light to the eye is caused by the irregular shape of the cornea or lens of the eyes. The rough surface of the eye’s cornea makes the light rays to be improperly refracted.4

 

TREATMENTS


Related Acupuncture Points:

BL-1, KI-6, LV-3, LV-14, LI-4 and Tai Yang

Since this condition mainly relates to the eyes, its treatment targets the acupoints surrounding the eyes. In detail, the treatment is designed to relieve or unblock any disruptions to Qi energy flow to the eyes. By stimulating the above mentioned acupoints the liver and spleen are strengthen, in order to support a better vision. However, more clinical research is required to properly assess the effects of the acupuncture treatment for this condition.5

Footnotes

  1. Astigmatism – umkelloggeye.org – 2017, http://kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/conditions/astigmatism.html
  2. Astigmatism – allaboutvision.com – 2017, http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/astigmatism.htm
  3. Refractive error – vision-and-eye-health.com – 2017, http://www.vision-and-eye-health.com/astigmatism-natural-therapies.html
  4. What Causes Astigmatism? – aao.org – 2015, http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/astigmatism-causes
  5. Astigmatism – umkelloggeye.org – 2017, http://kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/conditions/astigmatism.html