Just as there is a vast knowledge on the Eyes in modern medicine, there is also an equally vast insight on this vital sense organ in our traditional systems of medicine as well.
However, there is a qualitative difference between the two systems. In Modern Medicine this vast analytical knowledge about the eyes is mainly focused on the physical eye only and all treatment techniques invented so far pertains to this aspect. For example, for myopia the prescription of lenses or recent laser techniques are only symptomatic treatment of the condition without addressing the root cause, which in such patients is elongation of the eye ball. Due to this elongation,the image is formed in front of the retina and hence it is corrected by lenses or by changing curvature of the Cornea by the laser. So far there is no thrust on developing a drug which can reverse or check this increase in the size of the eye ball. In Acupuncture on the other hand, there is a detailed account on the causes of this elongation and how to correct it.
Before coming to Retinitis Pigmentosa and other incurable blindness and how all these became curable by application of a technique developed at Acupuncture India Centre, let us examine the elementary knowledge about the eyes. The structure and functions of the eyes can be compared with a camera. The retina of the eyes is equivalent to the reel of the camera. However, the comparison ends here, as �seeing� is not just this. Eyes only perceive signals whereas assimilation of these signals is done in the brain and it is a very fast and complex process.
Till now there is no treatment available for the degeneration of retina in the Modern Medicine. Eye donations as popularly known are Cornea donations only.
Now coming to Retinitis Pigmentosa, this is group of genetic eye conditions affecting the photoreceptor cells which may eventually lead to blindness. A wise query which arises is �Is it possible to eliminate the gene from an individual with the help of Acupuncture or other traditional medicines�.
The honest answer is �no� and an equally honest answer is �Retinitis Pigmentosa is treatable� Then how is it possible to treat such patients with effective results when Modern Medicine says that they cannot help even in preserving the remaining vision? This is what has been our endavour at Acupuncture India � with the successful and proven implementation of a unique and integrated technique developed by us.
Preserving the remaining vision and arresting further deterioration of the degeneration is one part of the treatment at Acupuncture India. The crucial part of the treatment is also regeneration of the lost Retina and Optic nerve. For this there is a separate treatment protocol developed here over the years.
Each patient is examined thoroughly taking into consideration his individual condition, his medical history and his entire body condition and then the treatment strategy is planned accordingly. The patient feels improvement usually after the first sitting itself. On completion of the entire treatment, the patient is advised some self help routine and usually the vision remains stable provided the routine and precautions are observed.
Traditional Medicine can explain this phenomenon. Although many individuals are born with this genetic material (50 known genes so far) only few actually suffer from the disease because it is not only the genes which directly damage the retina. There are always other constitutional deficiencies and excesses in such patients and due to this imbalance, the genetic material becomes potential to harm the vision. If we can correct thisse deficiencies and imbalances in the constitution of the patient, we can check the further progression of the disease.
So far we have been able to cure blind persons who hadonly light perception or as little vision as to recognize only hand movements close to their face. They are now able to see and conduct their day to day activities independently.
The following steps are followed at the time of treatment-
- Diagnosis according to Modern Medicine is established before patient comes to the centre.
- Traditional diagnosisis made according to Traditional Chinese and Indian Medicine, by carefully examining and questioning the patient. Tongue diagnosis is also given emphasis while preparing the treatment plan.
- All this knowledge is then assimilated and a treatment plan is formed.After this analysis, it gives the Doctor an idea as to how the patient will respond.
- The patient�s visual status is examined just before starting the treatment with a video recording taken for reference.
- On completion of the treatment, the patient�s visual status is once again examined with a video recording.
- Herbal medicines are given to the patient for oral consumption daily for 3 months after the completion of the treatment. These medicines are again very specifically prepared for the patient and have been found to be very effective in preserving and, very often, also in bringing about further improvement.
- The patient is advised some self helpprogramme on completion of the treatmentwhich is individually tailored for him. This is mainly to sustain the improvement achieved through this treatment. Ninety percentof the patients are able to sustain the improvement intheir vision with the programme prescribed and the precautions advised for them.
- Usually the patient responds very well at the first sitting itself.after which a complete course is administered. However, if the patient does not respond to the treatment or is not happy with the results, no further treatment is administered.