Art Therapy

Eyes and art enjoy a long and storied history and why not – the eyes are the windows of the soul. What better inspiration for the creative mind than attempting to capture the eye’s shrouded and brooding mystery? When my youngest child went off to college, I started tackling that long list of dreams that […]

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An Interview with Eye Acupuncturist Lizbeth Ryan

I’ve been hearing about Lizbeth Ryan, an eye acupuncturist in Bentonville, Arkansas, for a few months now. Several of her patients have contacted me to tell me about her; and speak highly of her comprehensive treatment and her affordable treatment prices. A couple have also shared with me eye image scans from their visual field […]

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Learning to See WHAT COUNTS

Going blind sucks. So does walking into an eye doctor’s office for the first time in your life with trendy red cat-eye frames already picked out, only to be told that you’ve got a serious problem that no glasses — regardless of how good they look on you — are going to fix. I was […]

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Treating Retinitis Pigmentosa with TUDCA

I first read about TUDCA (Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid) three years ago and was so excited about it’s potential to preserve photoreceptor cells in people with RP that I immediately made an appointment with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner and asked if I could buy it from her. I figured that since TUDCA is a synthetic form […]

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I Feel Hope

It’s hard to put into words the emotional swing I’ve experienced over the past couple of weeks. When I walked out of the retinal specialist’s office on January 30th, I felt empty, devastated and doomed. Now, less than three weeks later, I feel like I’ve been handed back my life. For nearly two weeks now, […]

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Changing My Lifestyle

I went to Dr. Yu’s office last Saturday to meet him and get started on his herbal tea prior to my first ten-day treatment that kicks off March 29th. My amazing friend, Nicole, offered to drive me from Seattle and kill some time at a downtown mall while I was at the clinic. The Wellspring […]

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Kicking Off a Year-Long Quest to Fix My Eyesight

I’ve been monitoring the Wellspring Clinic for several years and have long wanted to give their treatment a try. But finances are tight and because I suffer from late-stage RP, I’ve worried there would be little they could do to help me. It took last week’s devastating visit with a top retinal specialist to kick me […]

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