Acupuncture Treatment of floaters
Floaters: Generally caused by vitreous degeneration, aging is a natural phenomenon, that with age aging, glass Experience “liquefaction,” have some turbidity. Eyes see black spots dancing. Floaters intraocular phenomenon, symptoms of visual field to see the shadow of the object floating. These objects may be dot, strip, mesh, one or more occur together. These objects were floating in the vitreous, the eye is moved with the rotation, as a result of a mosquito flying in front of the vast majority of floaters does not affect normal visual function, but if shadows appear a lot more pieces, or concurrent photophobia, pain, excessive secretion of tears, visual field defects and other phenomena, or who suffers from high myopia, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases, there may be a serious eye diseases (such as retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage) sign.
Black spots will appear in front of the patient, and will be with the rotation of the eye and flying, like flying mosquitoes in general, the shape of round, oval, point, line and so on. Floaters often occurs in the elderly over 40 years of age, patients with high myopia, and had a cataract surgery, others such as inflammation or retinal vascular lesions in the eye, will form the disease. Most floaters are benign, or “physiological floaters”, which is characterized by: If the patient has two floaters phenomenon, can not determine which one eye floaters, if after a period of time, these phenomena do not increase or produce changes, floaters position is fixed, then mostly benign.
Western medicine ophthalmology floaters can be divided into “physiological floaters”, “pathological floaters.” Physiological floaters, about 80% of the vitreous floaters formed tissue hydration, treatment may not be required, is a physiological floaters, mainly due to residues from the vitreous. Pathological floaters often with the eye suddenly appeared, constantly changing, can aggravate or disappearing in front of the flash may be accompanied by vision more affected, mostly due to ocular inflammation, ocular hemorrhage and other diseases arising, should given active treatment. Mostly cloudy vitreous floaters or retinal peeling generated, aging eyes too tired, it is prone to high myopia. Physiological and pathological floaters floaters should be done in strict checks to distinguish. Take a different treatment.
Western medicine treatment. Simple topical products: short-term relief. Topical mainly some eye drops, eye stickers, and other products, these products simply from the ease eyestrain and relieve pressure in the eye start, only a short time to ease the pain, can not achieve dissolved nuclei, eliminate cysts, open up the channels of the eye. Surgery: There are risks. Surgery is a patient compelling way when floaters currently employed, a high success rate, but because of the eye is a complex disease, with the body’s organs, blood disorders have a great relationship. Hypertensive patients must wait before they can be operated with normal blood pressure, people over age 60 have some risk, security and rehabilitation rate of surgery has been a big problem.
Chinese medicine believes that the cause of floaters: liver and kidney loss, blood stasis, phlegm body aggregate rise, chronic illness weakness related to the treatment of the liver and kidney, eliminate stasis, phlegm and qi nourishing addition to proceed. Liver and kidney fine blood; excessive bleeding, anemia; sad, depressed, angry, anger Wang, wear and tear gas inside; or blood heat, blood stasis; or heat, sewage rising; sleepy or phlegm.
Depending on the symptoms of medicine will be divided into floaters
1. A liver and kidney loss: the front of a black flower flying cicada flies by. It is caused by kidney
2. blood stasis: more a result of feeling unhappy, too much pressure, causing liver qi stagnation, so that the context Stagnation, poor blood, so blood stasis, blood accumulates in the body of the glass, then saw black flowers, decreased vision. The main symptoms: black eyes from the see flowers, decreased visual acuity, vitreous opacities spotty, flocculent or lumpy, or visible fundus varices, a sheet bleeding on the retina. Because blood stasis, stop bleeding in the chest, the chest tightness, inflation threat, now tongue petechiae, pulse string or astringent, mouth pain, yellow fur, stagnation of heat. Treatment of liver qi, remove blood stasis
3. phlegm: vitreous change due to mixing. The main symptoms: visual feel narcoma, black flower fly; View vitreous visible dust-like or dot-like opacity. Since the spleen qi is weak, white face or complexion, Shen Juan fatigue; spleen is not running, the body wet, phlegm, eating less, phlegm, pale and tender tongue, white fur, pulse moisten. Treatment: with Spleen Qi, dehumidification phlegm.
4. chronic illness or weakened by loss of blood production: This type is a congenital deficiency disorders or chronic illness, or produced by women bled to form a blood deficiency, because the weak cause. The main symptoms: often feel the front of a fly-filled shadow, eye pain, dry beads, lead and superciliary bone pain, worse long as the patient pale, dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath lazy words.
Treatment: qi and blood, qi qi and blood make up the main emphasis
Chinese medicine treatment of floaters, can improve local nutrition, promote blood circulation eye, vegetative cells, spironolactone Meridian, blood circulation, improve eye blood oxygen, thus nutrition retina, adjust the optic nerve. Acupuncture point selection: shangsanhuang, muxue, shenguan, fuliu, taixi. Needle for 45 minutes. You can also select acupuncture points：jingming, zanzu, sibai, taiyang, chengqi, fengchi, dazhui, hegu. In conjunction with Bloodletting Cupping. Point selected Ze: taichong, zusanli, tianshu, zhongwan, dazhui, weizhui, ganshu. Able to achieve significant therapeutic effect. Information about the acupuncture treatment of floaters，please visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au