Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Optic Nerve Atrophy - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

Optic Nerve Atrophy - Basics

Optic Nerve Atrophy is the deterioration of the nerve that connects the brain to the eye's retina. Symptoms of optic nerve atrophy include diminished peripheral vision, inability to see detail, dimming of vision and decreased pupil sensitivity to light. Several factors can contribute to optic nerve atrophy--including decreased blood flow to the optic nerve, trauma or radiation, eye disease such as glaucoma, stroke, a brain tumor or multiple sclerosis.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Optic Nerve Atrophy.

Optic Nerve Atrophy - Acupuncture Protocols

The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.

The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Optic Nerve Atrophy

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Optic Nerve Atrophy - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (2) acupuncture points may be useful for optic nerve atrophy. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Optic Nerve Atrophy

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

  • Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia
    • Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidney and liver yin deficiency.
    • Insomnia especially with night sweats, hot flashes, irritibility.
    • Spontaneous/nocturnal emissions. 
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution in patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

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