Macular Degeneration is a widely prevalent condition in the elderly population which leads to progressive deterioration of vision and ultimately blindness. Though extensive research is ongoing and several medications are being tested, no effective therapy is available in modern medicine for this condition, at this time.

Recently, acupuncture is reported to be helpful in Macular Degeneration in a study published in the journal of Medical Acupuncture. According to this paper, 69% of 108 patients treated by acupuncture experienced some improvement of vision. The improvement occurred in both dry and wet variety and regardless of duration of the illness. Considering the lack of any effective treatment of this condition at present, the improvement reported appears quite impressive. I have worked with the physician who was the author of this study and treated a few patients in his office in New Mexico. I intend to start treating this condition in my office in Raytown.