Healing the Eyes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Thursday, 11/02 at 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM

About 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. Many of these conditions are considered untreatable by conventional medicine, often leaving patients in a hopeless and desperate situation. Loss of vision can occur suddenly or develop gradually over time, with impaired vision becomes more common with age. Common causes of vision loss in the elderly include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Andy Rosenfarb

Andy, founder and clinical director of Acupuncture Health Associates in Westfield, NJ, is a world-renowned expert in the field of Chinese Medical Ophthalmology. Since 1996, he has led the field in integrated treatment methods that combine traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, and cutting-edge therapies to help people suffering from debilitating eye diseases to recover and maintain their eyesight. Andy earned his master’s in traditional Chinese medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and his doctorate in naturopathy from Canyon College. He continued his post-graduate education at Zhejiang College of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. Drawing from his extensive training and clinical experience, Andy recently teamed up with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to design the acupuncture protocol for the first-ever clinical study on the efficacy of treating RP with acupuncture. He has also published five books on Chinese medical ophthalmology and ophthalmic acupuncture.