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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Ask the Expert – Acupuncture & Retinitis Pigmentosa

I’m starting a new Ask the Expert feature on this blog where practitioners who use naturopathy, acupuncture and other integrated health therapies to treat RP will answer your questions. My first Guest Expert is Dr. Andy Rosenfarb, who specializes in treating RP and other degenerative eye conditions with acupuncture and naturopathy. Question: If people suffering from RP start acupuncture […]

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Taking Charge of Our Eye Health

When I first started on this eyesight healing quest in early February 2013, I was at the lowest point in my life. After waiting for six months to see a retinal specialist because I’d heard she was starting stem cell clinical trials, I was told that RP was an orphan disease and was too low […]

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Dr. Rosenfarb Acupuncture Treatment Round 3 Results

I just wrapped up my third treatment session with Dr. Andy Rosenfarb and am holding strong in terms of the bench line gains I made after my first treatment in December. I always slide a little between treatments, but rebound after my five-day stint.  This time, though, there were two interesting developments:  My right side central […]

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Acupuncture RP Treatment Round 2 – TEST RESULTS

I just wrapped up my weeklong treatment with Dr. Rosenfarb and have experienced more improvements, particularly in my mid-to-far horizontal and bottom periphery (I still have very little top peripheral vision). I still have a donut of complete blindness around my central core– but it’s shrinking from the outside in. The goal that Dr. Rosenfarb […]

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Second RP/Acupuncture Trial Enrolling Participants

I just learned that Dr. Andy Rosenfarb and Dr. Ava Bittner will be kicking off their second clinical trial to measure the efficacy of treating Retinitis Pigmentosa with electro-acpuncture. The trial, based on the success of their initial RP/acupuncture study,  is scheduled to begin next month. If you live near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and have […]

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A Year Into My Eyesight Healing Quest – What I’ve Learned

It’s been a year since I walked into yet another retinal specialist’s office—this time hoping that her stem cell research might offer an answer for my eyesight—only to be told once again that there is no hope for me and that I was quickly running out of time. Though I’m still paying off that visit […]

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Dr. Rosenfarb Treatment: Day 2

Day 2 treatment was a lot like the first:  laser therapy for the first treatment, electro acupuncture for the second treatment — with micro acupuncture (needles in the palms of my hands and bottoms of my feet) incorporated into both. I’ll break out the reasoning for each treatment in upcoming blog posts.  My takeaway from […]

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Dr. Rosenfarb Treatment Day 1

I’m only a day into my treatment and though I don’t know where it will lead, I’m convinced I’ve found the right practitioner for me. Why? Because Dr. Rosenfarb clearly knows eye health, he takes a whole-body health approach, is big on patient education and answers ALL of my questions. After filling out the usual […]

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Treating RP with Acupuncture: My Experience and Thoughts

I’ve had so many people contact me asking about my experience with acupuncture that I’ve decided to share all of my thoughts about this in one place. As many of you know, I underwent ten days of acupuncture treatment with Dr. Yu at the Wellspring Clinic in Vancouver last spring and noticed small improvements to […]

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