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Eye disease is prevalent in America, affecting millions of people. 9.1 million people suffer from Macular Degeneration and that is expected to increase to 17.8 million by 2050. Almost 7.7

million adults over 40 have Diabetic Retinopathy. More than 2.7 million people age 40 and up have Glaucoma.  All these numbers are projected to increase. It is likely that you or someone you know will be affected by a degenerative eye disease. Research conducted in China and Denmark has shown that acupuncture may be the only current treatment that provides relief from these conditions. 

About Acunova Acupuncture Treatments

Acunova, invented by John Boel, is a type of acupuncture treatment that is showing remarkable results for people with these particular eye diseases. For the thousands of patients with eye diseases who have received this form of acupuncture treatment, 80% respond to treatment, depending on the type of eye disease.


This intensive treatment involves acupuncture points in the hands and feet that are not associated with any other acupuncture system. Two points also used are located near the eyebrows and studies show that these points increase blood circulation to the retina. Needles are NEVER placed in the eyes.  


The mechanism of relief is not fully understood, but researchers have measured an increase in the blood flow to the eyes when the appropriate acupuncture points are stimulated. 

Acunova Treatment Protocol

The treatment protocol consists of 2 needling treatments a day, for 5 days over a two week period, then a week break, followed by another 10 treatments, for an overall total of 20 treatments. Baseline vision evaluation will be obtained prior to treatment initiation, and repeated at the end of each of the 10 treatments. These evaluations are used to assess visual improvement produced by the treatments, not to diagnose specific disease processes. About 80% of clients notice some changes within the first 10 treatments. Based on the severity of the existing disease and other contributing health factors, I may suggest that this protocol is repeated every 3 months.

Follow up generally consists of one twice a day session, every other week for 2-3 months. This may be altered based on personal health needs and tailored into an individual treatment plan.



I have had Age Onset wet Macular Degeneration since June of 2010. Continual treatment

 has slowed the progress, but the eyes continue to bleed or leak. With this acupuncture treatment starting 11 weeks ago, the bleeding has stopped completely. Hoorah!

                                                                                                                                        - H.P.

Since beginning these treatment sessions a few months ago, my vision has improved incredibly well. On a scale of 0-10, my vision now with these treatments is an 8 or 9. Now I'm getting

less treatments and will continue because the benefit is great. My peripheral vision has grown 

incredibly since day 1. Do this and you'll see a difference!

                                                                                                                                        - R.B. 

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