Archive for the 'Acupuncture' Category

Healing Our Eyesight – A Total TCM Approach

Lately I’ve been concentrating on healing myself from the inside out—with an emphasis on self-love and healthy lifestyle choices. And Lee Huang, my Seattle acupuncturist, is focused on the same thing. Lee, who worked as an eye surgeon in China before moving to the U.S. and immersing herself in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is passionate about […]

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The Courage to Do What’s Right

Jeanne and I have come under attack for sharing Per Otte’s protocol—which has been available in the public domain for years—on this blog. We’ve also been criticized for spotlighting Eye Acupuncturist Mats Sexton and his desire to share his knowledge to help people around the world gain affordable, local access to treatment that could possibly […]

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Eye Acupuncturist Shares Vision Protocols, Seeks to Save Sight for All

Editors’ Note: After a long fight to obtain affordable, accessible treatment for anyone wanting to give acupuncture a try, we are thrilled to have connected with Mats Sexton, LA.c,  a seasoned eye acupuncturist based in Minneapolis who shares our fervent belief that acupuncturists everywhere should have access to this vital information and training so they […]

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RP Acupuncturist List Growing

The list of acupuncturists who have at least some training in treating Retinitis Pigmentosa and Macular Degeneration is growing. It’s not nearly where it needs to be –and I recognize there is a huge void internationally. But if we all just keep pushing, keep asking for it — I know that ultimately ALL of us […]

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How Do You Define Yourself?

Seeing a blurry bald head looking back at me in the mirror has done a number on my psyche these past couple of weeks. Between the RP and chemo-induced blurriness and hair loss (topped off by a black eye from hitting my face in the shower), I’ve hit the kind of emotional lows I’ve not […]

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And What a Year it Was…

A New Year is upon us with maximum potential for joy and expectation. For as long as I can recall I’ve carved out time on December 31 to cobble together a list of positive memories from the previous three hundred and sixty four days. Not only does it help me move on but I’m perpetually […]

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Acupuncturists Who Treat RP

So many of you have been asking for this that I’m re-posting what I have.  Hopefully we can grow this list in a huge way over the next year — with a focus on affordable, ethical, skilled practitioners who are committed to treating Retinitis Pigmentosa and other degenerative eye diseases.  If anyone has positive experiences […]

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Riding the RP Rollercoaster

If there’s one thing that’s clear about RP it’s that it’s a moving target. Not only are our eyes in constant flux but the methods with which we treat them are an experimental roller coaster. And no two RP patients are alike. Ingrid and I embarked on our whole-body acupuncture study together yet from entirely […]

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Changing Course with my Acupuncture Treatment

I had a sobering kick in the pants last week when I underwent a visual field test at an eye doctor’s office and saw on paper what I’ve been sensing for the past month or so: that the little amount of central core vision I have remaining—the small window that enables me to see parts […]

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Tanya’s Eyesight Saving Quest: Guest Post

I have been struggling with RP my entire life. Even when I don’t remember struggling with it, I was. When I was a toddler my mom recalls me holding her hand extra tight when going into dark places. Of course it was easy to write it off as “afraid of the dark” when there was […]

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