Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatments
The first step in reversing the effects of Retinitis Pigmentosa is to maintain a positive attitude. We empower and encourage our clients by highlighting the importance of a proper diet, exercise, and laughter. Every patient is unique and so is each case. Before we begin treatments we determine your specific treatment plan by measuring your:
- Differentiation between Darkness and Light
- Color Spectrum
- Visual Field
Individualized Vision Care Treatment Plans
We administer your treatment based on an individual plan that is specifically designed for you. If you are experiencing an underlying condition such as sinusitis, we first need to clear up that condition, because that condition affects your vision. After clearing up any underlying conditions we can focus on treating the effects of your Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Retinitis Pigmentosa Therapies
Homeopathic Eye Drops
Specially formulated eye drops (made from homeopathic ingredients) are included as part of treating Retinitis Pigmentosa. These have proven to be effective in alleviating many of the issues contributing to Retinitis Pigmentosa. We incorporate this therapy in your treatment plan because, coupled with a proper, balanced diet, it is a very important aspect of restoring vision. The eye drops are pure homeopathic solutions in a saline solution identical to your own blood plasma. Less than 99.99% of the eye drops are made of saline. These eye drops are safe for the eye, and there are no known side-effects to the homeopathic compounds used.
There are specific acupuncture points on the body which, upon applying acupuncture techniques, will respond by restoring the body’s natural flow of energy and promoting healing. We have discovered in our clinical experience that there are acupuncture points for clearing vision, seeing colors, and increasing the patient’s depth of field (the ability to see things at a distance). At Oriental Vision Care, we focus our techniques on these very small areas that can be found mainly on the hands and feet. We believe the success you experience will be mostly due to the healing brought about by the inclusion of acupuncture.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a technique involving a gentle massage that encourages the natural drainage of the lymph. In our clinical experience it helps to reduce the inflammatory conditions contributing to Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Homeopathic remedies are injected into specific areas of the body to promote healing. We NEVER inject directly into the eye.
According to Oriental medical principles, "When the body is in perfect balance, no disease is possible." Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used as part of your therapy because core to this system of treatment is that no condition in the body is an isolated problem, but rather a result of the overall state of well-being of the individual.
In our clinical experience we have found that the liver and gallbladder channels in RP patients are often significantly impaired, and once these channels are opened the patient experiences better vision. Based on the individual patient's condition, we use classical Chinese herbal formulas that have been known for hundreds of years to be beneficial in improving vision.
We provide guidelines and specific instructions for carrying out eye exercises to combat Retinitis Pigmentosa. To ensure optimal results, along with our treatment modalities you will be encouraged to practice these exercises at home. It is imperative that the patient follow the eye exercises, as they flood the retina with many variations of changes of moving colors, textures and forms. This flooding of the retina with moving colors and forms promotes firing of the rods, cones, bipolar and ganglion cells, allowing patients to see colors they haven't seen in years.
Nutraceuticals and Vitamins
Vitamins and trace minerals are very important for eye health. In addition to beta-carotene, which helps the retina and other parts of the eye to function smoothly, several other vitamins and minerals have been documented to be essential for healthy eyes. These will be prescribed where necessary.
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (N.A.E.T.)
NAET is a holistic treatment for the permanent elimination of food and environmental allergies, which may be the cause of or contribute to a wide range of illnesses. Experience has shown that any therapy that reduces inflammation can help the RP patient.
Your Treatment Schedule
We serve local and “out of town” clients, and our treatment schedules vary based on your proximity to our clinic. If you live in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, we start vision treatment with a 3-day intensive program, after which you will be scheduled for other visits once or twice a week. We provide herbs for you to take and exercises to practice at home.
If you live far from our clinic, we start with a 5-day intensive program and provide herbs and exercise routines to take home with you. Your follow-up visits will then be 4 consecutive days in each month.