Acupuncture is one of the better therapies for treating RP. There is the possibility of slowing down, and even stopping the progress of the disease. Our experience shows that treatment alone is not enough for the benefits of treatment to be maintained, and that significant changes in life style are needed to prevent its return. Through years of experience I am in a position to give advice on the most important aspects of life style.
Some people respond very well to treatment, while others only respond slightly. It seems to be a bit of a lottery. As a rule of thumb, one can hope to bring back the sight to the state it was about 2 years ago, but no more.
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Recently I have acquired a Medlouxx infra-red equipment. This has had striking results for macular degeneration. The results are very promising for RP also, but the researchers have not yet had enough patients to be able to provide definite data. Dr. Shikoura writes:
“The medlouxx 830 nm IR treatment is definitely an option for the RP. We have positive results, the progression is delayed significantly. The treatment regime is the same as for the dry AMD. The patient should get an OCT diagnosis every 2 month. Unfortunately, we don`t have a clinical trial regarding RP , however we have meanwhile round about 25 positive case examples. Best regards Detlef Schikora”
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