Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of myopia in children

Abstract: myopia is a common disease in Ophthalmology, which is often caused by too close eye distance in adolescents for a long time. Teenagers have great learning pressure. Reading or watching TV for a long time will cause excessive eye fatigue. If they don’t pay attention to eye rest and eye hygiene, they can easily induce myopia. How does

traditional Chinese medicine treat myopia?modern medicine believes that the important cause of myopia is the fatigue and spasm of ocular ciliary muscle caused by unsanitary use of eyes, and acupuncture and moxibustion is a very effective method to alleviate muscle fatigue and spasm; Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the liver opens its orifices in the eyes, the liver and kidney are of the same origin, and the essence and blood are produced each other. Therefore, long-term illness and overwork will also lead to deficiency of the liver and kidney, resulting in insufficient essence and blood. In addition, long-term vision makes eye tendons contracture urgent, blood collaterals stagnate, and eventually lead to disease. Acupuncture and moxibustion can adjust the function of viscera and blood. When the blood is sufficient, the visual function can be improved and restored. In addition, the adaptive population of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of myopia is young people aged 8 ~ 16 and below 300 degrees of myopia, especially the patients with obvious decline of vision and pseudomyopia in the short term. The treatment effect is not obvious in patients over 16 years old, with myopia of 600 degrees and a family history of myopia.

traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture stimulates human acupoints to treat myopiaacupuncture mainly takes acupoints around the eyes, limbs and back. By stimulating these acupoints, it plays the role of dredging meridians and activating collaterals, promoting qi and blood circulation, tonifying Yin blood of liver and kidney, and stimulating Yang Qi, so as to brighten the eyes. Acupuncture and moxibustion, combined with neck massage, can increase the blood supply of vertebral artery, improve eye blood circulation and increase eye nutrition, so as to improve the curative effect. The treatment process is 10 times for each course of treatment, each time for 30 minutes. According to the patient’s myopia, the treatment generally needs 1 ~ 3 courses of treatment, or even longer. The treatment of myopia should pay attention to local factors and take care of the whole body. Pay attention to the following three points: first, the continuous close eye use time should not be too long to ensure adequate sleep and the combination of work and rest; Second, a balanced diet, especially vitamin B1 supplement, eat more Cereals, beans, fruits and other foods; Third, don’t read with your head down for a long time, so as not to cause insufficient blood supply of vertebral artery and visual damage.

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