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Acupuncture for Degenerative Eye Diseases

What can I Do Before Acupuncture Treatment to Improve Chances for Success?

That’s an awesome question! A lot of AMD patients ask me this question before they come in to see me for treatment. They asked “What can I do to make sure that when I have acupuncture, I will get the best results?” Here are a couple of things:

  • Stop smoking

  • Reduce Carbs and Sugars

  • Exercise daily

  • Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Increase your good fats like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts and seeds

  • Cut fried, greasy foods and pastries loaded with “bad fats”

  • Reduce alcohol, coffee and other stimulants

  • Take a good macular eye formula

  • Get adequate rest

  • Learn to better manage stress

Other things are to try to clean up your diet a little and make sure that you are well hydrated. People don’t realize this but even things like drinking alcohol every day or drinking coffee is also very dehydrating to your body. The eyes are 95% water. When you are dehydrated either from alcohol or coffee, it may have a negative impact on your vision. Also, a lot of excessive carbs, sugar, salt or junk food, and fried food can cause harm and accelerate cardio and neuromuscular disease.

Make sure you are always well hydrated. Make sure you are taking electrolyte supplement if you are low in minerals and electrolyte salts (people with hypertension should use caution). Your overall diet should be pretty clean and “Heart-Healthy”. No greasy fried foods and no trans fats. If you can, get aspartame out of your diet, which is present in many diet drinks, gums, mints, etc.

Get on a really good eye supplement. There are a lot better formulas like MacuHealth Eye Formula, and Dr. Rosenfarb Formula. Marc Grossman has a great line of supplements as well

There are a lot of great eye support formulas out there. Generally, get your body healthy. Reduce your stress. Get your sleep and clean up your diet a little bit. You want to make sure that you get the best possible results from your treatment.

What kind of foods to support eye health and reduce risk of AMD?

There are 7 foods and supplements:

  • Olive oil

  • Goji Berries

  • Rosemary

  • Saffron

  • Ginkgo Biloba

  • B vitamins

  • Egg yolks

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