Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is known to be the kind of disease that is hereditary and includes loss of the peripheral vision. Slow breakdown of the rods and cones of the retina is the result of this condition. If this continues, it can lead to the impairment of the peripheral vision and eventually lead to blindness. However, many studies and testimonies have shown that acupuncture helps in addressing retinitis pigmentosa. Up to this day, many have their hopes up in getting their RP treated by means of acupuncture.
Once the person has been diagnosed to have a retinitis pigmentosa, the common question asked is when they should get a treatment. Treatment can start as early as possible in order to fully grasp its effects. This kind of condition has its gradual way to worsen the eyes’ condition and this is why it should be treated at the earliest time as possible. If you get this treated at an early stage, there is a higher chance that you may prevent vision loss.
With this kind of treatment, it promises to have long-term effects can be noticeable within the first few weeks of the treatment. The effects can also last for 6 months. As long as you religiously follow up for the treatments, the effects can be promising.
When it comes to treating retinitis pigmentosa, an assessment phase is conducted to see the patient’s response rate and to determine how long the patient is going to need the treatment. This means that a thorough examination must be done before the start of the actual treatment. This is because the doctor must first establish a baseline in order to evaluate the progress properly. Five days of intense treatment is needed for the first stage. If there is an actual improvement, another intense treatment will be conducted for the next week. And the succeeding treatments will occur two to three times a year with sessions that last up for two weeks.
Effectiveness of Different Kinds of Acupuncture
The effect of acupuncture varies per patients since patients react differently in each treatment. This means that there is no better acupuncture. Each kinds of acupuncture will be effective depending on the patient’s body and response. So the patients are free to choose what kind of acupuncture they will deem to be effective. If the patient is scared of needles, then he may choose the kind of treatment that offers none.
Not all Acupuncture Treatment May Work on Patients
You may notice that there are instances where acupuncture simply does not work with other patients. This is because of the damage that the brain may gave incurred or any physical injuries that have affected the to the brain’s response to treatments. Acupuncture acts by sending signals to the brain and if such is damaged, there is a tendency that the signals are not transmitted properly. Other causes for his would prescribed medicines that the patient is taking or other extreme emotions caused by trauma.