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Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine

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The Use of Acupuncture in Eye Diseases: An Overview Volume 2 - Issue 5

Xibin Liang1*, Jingjun Wang2 and Keshav Narain3*

  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, USA
  • 2Outpatient Unit, The First Hospital of Jinan City, China
  • 3South Bay Retina, USA

Received: August 04, 2020;   Published: September 11, 2020

*Corresponding author: Xibin Liang, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA Keshav Narain, South Bay Retina, Inc. 455 O’Connor Dr. #310, San Jose, CA 95128, USA

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Abstract

Allopathic or western medical approaches to ocular conditions such as cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and wet age-related macular degeneration have been largely successful, resulting in the decline of severe visual loss worldwide for patients with these conditions. Despite these successes, a variety of other ocular conditions continue to pose substantial ongoing threats to vision. Dry macular degeneration, optic nerve disease, and myopic degeneration not only lack effective treatments, but are increasing sharply. As the limits of western approaches become apparent, there is rising interest in alternatives. Traditional Chinese acupuncture has existed for thousands of years. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) now has a division dedicated to the investigation of alternative and complementary therapies. (https://www.nccih.nih.gov/).

Introduction (Historical overview)| Clinical Studies| Mechanism| Conclusion| References |

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