Eye Care

Acupuncture Santa Cruz of Capitola




Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of many eye disorders including visual disturbances such as floaters and lines, blurry vision, uneven tracking, and itchy/burning eyes.  Many years ago, I was trained by a Chinese master in the highly specialized methods of treating eye disorders.  In many cases, visual disorders are completely eliminated and in other cases they can be successfully managed.  Acupuncture cannot reverse optic nerve damage but can treat many other eye conditions successfully.  If you have any questions concerning eye treatments, feel free to contact me at my office or by email via the contact button on this website.

East meets West: Macular Degeneration Eye Care
Patients have enjoyed success in the treatment of wet macular degeneration at my clinic. Incredible new pharmaceuticals such as ranibizumab (Lucentis) are often profoundly helpful in treating this condition. However, these medications may not be sufficient to fully protect eyesight. In these cases, the addition of acupuncture to the regime of care helps to stabilize and often improve eyesight.

Acute and chronic retinitis respond to acupuncture eye care protocols. In the case of acute retinitis due to trauma, clinical results are typically rapid and result in complete recovery.
For chronic retinitis, acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation, improve micro-circulation in the retina and prevent deterioration of photoreceptors (cones and rods). Often, chronic retinitis is not curable as in the case of retinitis pigmentosa. However, acupuncture may help to slow the deterioration process such that my patients have a chance to maintain their eyesight throughout their lives. For these cases, it is important that my patients work closely with their ophthalmologists so that we can determine the degree to which acupuncture is efficacious in the treatiment of this condition.


Capitola Acupuncture

Call (831) 476-2022

Capitola Health Center
4895 Capitola Road
Capitola, CA

My clinic in Capitola celebrates its 18th anniversary at this location.  Capitola Acupuncture is located in Santa Cruz County by the jewel box just a few blocks from the ocean and near the Shadowbrook restaurant on the corner of 49th St. and Capitola Road in beautiful Capitola-by-the-Sea.  Experience relief from pain and the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine at my Capitola location.

The Capitola acupuncutre clinic features full service insurance billing.  To learn more about your coverage, call our office or click the following: Santa Cruz Acupuncture of Capitola Insurance Coverage.