Can acupuncture cure diplopia (double vision due to a weakened cranial nerve VI on the left eye)?
Frieda Mah (Irvine, CA) on Jan 6, 2013
First, I need correct you or the readers help us to speak out and return fairness to our treatment results. In US, we can not say that we cure anything even I treated my son 11 years old asthma until now, 30 years old, his asthma never comes back after the first series treatments. I only can say that we can treat asthma instead of we can cure asthma. I had a patient who had double vision on his both eyes and after a one hour session, it's gone. For different patients with different causes, the treatment sessions might different.
Edward Gousse (New York, NY) on Jan 6, 2013
Acupuncture can help! I would use Scalp Acupuncture especially when we are talking about cranial nerves and its effects on the upper body. This treatment is effective with Parkinson's Disease and Bell's Palsy.
Wenning Zhao (Maple Heights, OH) on Jan 6, 2013
We had case of diplopia, young girl with lazy eye. I used acupuncture and some manipulation technique to improve nerve function. it worked well. this girl vision and lazy eye has backed to normal without operation.
Grace Rollins (Doylestown, PA) on Jan 6, 2013
Acupuncture can help to heal many conditions by boosting the overall healing ability of the body, improving circulation, lymph and nerve flow, and lowering localized inflammation and soft tissue constriction. It's impossible to guarantee results (as with any holistic medicine) but it's certainly worth a try. Acupuncture is most effective for conditions that are of more recent onset or of varying intensity (sometimes better, sometimes worse). If this applies to your case then the chances of acupuncture helping are higher. If not, it still might help but the chances aren't as high.
Ellen Gong (Houston, TX) on Jan 10, 2013
Diplopia may be caused by many different diseases. In Acupuncture, if it is due to a weakened cranial nerve VI, it is caused by the weakening of the Liver and Kidney organs. The energy of these organs is weak therefore, they do not have the proper ability to nourish the eyes. Accompanying symptoms may include lassitude, weakness/soreness of lower back and knees, and tinnitus. Clinical evidence has shown that acupuncture is effective in treating diplopia. Please refer to article at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17722838 Dr. Baisong Zhong Eastern Balance Oriental Medicine Clinic 713-922-8179