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Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning and often without symptoms. Vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve. This nerve acts like an electric cable with over a million wires and is responsible for carrying the images we see to the brain.

It was once thought that high intraocular pressure (IOP) was the main cause of this optic nerve damage. Although IOP is clearly a risk factor, it is now known that other factors must also be involved because even people with "normal" IOP can experience vision loss from glaucoma. Three million Americans have glaucoma, but only half know they have it.  According to Western medicine, there is no cure for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a chronic disease that must be treated for life as it is managed with medication and/or surgery.

Acupuncture can successfully reduce eye pressure. It can also help patients reduce their medications and their side effects, along with reducing the side effects of the disease itself such as headaches, dizziness and dryness in the eyes. When testing for glaucoma, doctors consider any number under 20 to be "good" eye pressure.

Eyesight is a precious gift many take for granted. But when eyes aren't working properly, your world can change dramatically.  Eye diseases are becoming more prevalent today, and while Western medical advances are working hard to keep up, the reality is that some eye diseases are beyond the scope of technology. Acupuncture has been proven to improve eye diseases significantly, sometimes within a matter of hours. External eye problems such as infections, swollen eyes and conjunctivitis, or "pink eye," have responded within two hours of receiving acupuncture.  Acupuncture has also yielded extraordinary results for internal eye diseases.  Here are some of those success stories.

Patient:  36-year-old woman with total blindness, unable to see anything including light.
Note:  Acupuncture was this patient's last choice. She had seen several doctors and endured treatments of steroids and various drugs that left her overweight and upset.
Therapy:  Five months of acupuncture therapy.
Results:  This patient now enjoys 20/20 vision.

Patient:  57-year-old man, legally blind for three years, experiences tunnel vision.
Note:  Doctors told this patient there was no cure; his case was so serious that doctors would not even perform surgery on him.
Therapy:  Two years of acupuncture therapy
Results:  Normal vision for a man his age; he is now able to drive again

Patient:  75-year-old woman with macular degeneration
Therapy:  Nine months of acupuncture therapy
Results:  After her acupuncture visits, this patient's medical doctor told her she no longer had the disease.

Patient:  75-year-old woman with eye pressure of 30, suffering from severe headaches and dizziness
Therapy:  Five months of acupuncture therapy
Results:  This patient's eye pressure is now 15 in one eye, 17 in the other.




As a certified Acupuncturist and Medical Doctor in China, Dr. Nawei Jiang has had success caring for patients with macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as other eye diseases such as optic nerve degeneration, retina disease and retina bleeding.

Dr. Jiang is the first female Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture from China. She has a Bachelors degree in Chinese medicine, a Master's degree in Acupuncture and a Ph.D. in special acupuncture techniques. For her dissertation, Dr. Jiang did extensive research and performed clinical studies on diseases of the eye such as retina bleeding and optic nerve degeneration.

She has successfully cared for patients since 1987 and is a valued instructor at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. Her discoveries are published in the "The Chinese Single Point Treatment with Acupuncture." She is also a past Vice President of the Chinese Acupuncture Technique Society.

Dr. Jiang uses special techniques for patients with optic nerve degeneration. Her work has been recognized by some of China's most prestigious medical publications including the Chinese Science News and the Chinese Health News. Many Chinese newspapers have featured her amazing successes. From the Chinese Health News, Beijing China.



By Dr Nawei Jiang
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