how acupuncture works for Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that can eventually lead to the loss of sight. Acupuncture has been shown to improve several of the factors contributing to glaucoma by helping to relieve intraocular pressure, improve circulation to the eyes and even restoring some visual acuity.
“I’ve had chronic pain in the form of fibromyalgia [with irritable bowel syndrome] and arthritis for over ten years. I’ve tried multiple disciplines to deal with the many symptoms that go along with these conditions, from exercise and meditation to diet, supplements and pain medication. But I was never really able to find the right combination until I found Tom Williams at the Turning Point Center. I had little to lose and so much to gain. What a difference acupuncture has made in my life!
From the first visit I started to feel profoundly different, physically, mentally, and spiritually. My world just seemed to get bigger and brighter. For instance, I found that I could see more clearly from colors and light to small details. I didn’t need to wear my reading glasses as often. My glaucoma disappeared. The experience was like being able to breathe fresh air for the first time. The depression I had suffered from for seven years slowly vanished and I had no more use for antidepressants. My memory and mental clarity improved. I started feeling like living out loud for a change.
Fibromyalgia is a strange animal. It seems to go hand in hand with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), skin hypersensitivity, extreme fatigue, mental fogginess, depression, muscle and joint pain and food/chemical sensitivities. After several months my skin sensitivity went away along with the IBS. My pain levels went down considerably. I found that if I was having a flare-up I could get a treatment with Tom and get immediate relief.
The Turning Point Center has become a big part of my proactive war against fibromyalgia and arthritis. Some of the other things I have found to be essential in my “war chest” are: Green First (a supplement from Turning Point that improves my energy level), chiropractic, getting plenty of sleep and exercise, hot baths and eating a well balanced diet void of preservatives and artificial sweeteners. When I have a flare-up, I tell myself, “this too shall pass” and once again dip into my war chest.
I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to try acupuncture with Tom Williams at the Turning Point Center.”
–Sherri Palmer, Cottage Grove, OR