Micro Acupuncture helps a Glaucoma Case
Total years in practice: 21
Female patient referred for elevated IOP, "pre-glaucoma" suspect.
MA48 is best for glaucoma - here is a TC Rx that should help: GB-1 (local), GB- 20 (move Qi to the eyes), GB-30 (move Qi in GB), GB-37 (special eye point), GB-43 (tonification), UB-2 (local),
St-2 (local), St-36 (horray), Lv-8 (move blood), Ki-7 (tonify yang qi)
Extra Glaucoma points:
Extra Glaucoma #1 – 1 cun superior to SJ-23; and one finger-width lateral. In the tender spot, needle posterior until a strong “de-Qi” sensation is obtained.
Extra Glaucoma #2 – ½ cun anterior to St-5; needle superior in tender area as to obtain a strong “de-Qi” sensation. Also, German Ear: Liver, kidney, and Eye.
We did 2 tx /week for 8 weeks and did the basic TCM point protocol that included Glaucoma extra points #1 and #2 - anyhow, we just kept hitting it the same for that time period and lo and behold, she had a significant drop back into the normal range:
IOP 3/6/2018: R 22, L 26
IOP 5/25/2018: R 18, L 20
Of course her ophthalmologist was impressed and intrigued
Type of Acupuncture: Micro Acupuncture 48