Glaucoma

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center

Acupuncture & Nutrition Counseling located in Stratford, CT

If your eyesight isn’t what it used to be, or you’re experiencing symptoms of eye health issues like glaucoma, acupuncture could offer a safe and effective treatment path. At Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center in Stratford, Connecticut, Joseph Downer, LAc, helps men and women achieve improved vision and enhanced eye health through professional acupuncture. Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center welcomes patients in the following towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, Guilford, Madison, Meriden, Milford, North Branford, Northford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, New Haven, East Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Bethany, Woodbridge, Waterbury, Prospect, Wolcott, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Monroe, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, Sherman, Bethel, Brookfield, Cos Cob, Danbury, New Fairfield, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Riverside, Westport, Weston, Southport, Redding, Wilton, & Stramford. If you’d like to learn more, book an appointment today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or you can always call to set up your visit.

Glaucoma Q&A

What causes eye health problems?

Many different factors can lead to an eye health issue or problems with healthy vision. Some of the more common causes include:


  • Genetic predisposition
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Certain medications
  • Certain diseases
  • Environmental factors like exposure to ultraviolet light, chemicals, and other toxins


As you can see, some of these factors are within your control while others are not. It’s important to seek care whenever you notice changes in your eyesight or experience symptoms of eye health issues.


Can acupuncture help improve eye health?

At Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center, Joe uses a specific type of acupuncture to address a number of common eye health issues. Known as Micro Acupuncture 48, the approach focuses on 48 acupuncture points on the hands and feet.


Micro Acupuncture 48 was developed in Denmark in 1984. Although the practitioners who developed the technique believed they would see results throughout the body, they were surprised to find that every patient who received the treatment experienced improved vision.


Micro Acupuncture 48 can yield improvements in the following:


  • Macular degeneration (wet and dry)
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eyes
  • Stargardt’s macular degeneration
  • Retinitis pigmentosa from Usher syndrome
  • Blurry vision
  • Nearsightedness and farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Cataracts


Micro Acupuncture 48 can also help reduce eye strain caused by electronic devices, and help with vision symptoms brought on by migraines.


How is Micro Acupuncture 48 performed?

Micro Acupuncture 48 is performed in a series of treatments on the same day. You can expect three 20-minute sessions with a break of about two hours between sessions.


Joe will advise you on the need for additional sessions after he determines your response to the initial sessions. Some men and women achieve noticeable improvements after just one week of treatments.


You’ll also receive counseling on various nutritional supplements that can help improve your vision and boost your overall health and wellness. Only supplement lines that use the highest quality ingredients and embrace strict manufacturing standards are recommended.


A combination approach is a great way to enhance your eye health. You might want to consider incorporating improved nutrition, regular massage therapy, and low-impact, mindful movement into your existing health routine.


To learn more and explore the full range of treatments available at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center, book your visit today, either online or by phone.