AcuNova is one of the most effective methods to treat vision loss from degenerative eye diseases. Common conditions AcuNova is helpful for include: Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt’s Rod/Cone dystrophy, Glaucoma, Diabetic neuropathy, as well as other degenerative diseases of the eyes.
*Note: No needles are every placed in the eye. AcuNova points are in the hands and feet.
- About 80% of patients respond to treatment.
- A study of 4,985 macular degeneration patients receiving the AcuNova protocol showed that 83% of patients had a 15%+ visual field improvement after 20 treatments.
- In the same study there was an average improvement in Visual Acuity (standard eye chart test) of 27%.
- Over 250,000 patients receive this treatment wordwide on a weekly basis.
- Dr. Hanson is one of the few practitioners in America who uses this very specific protocol. Patients fly from all over the country to receive treatment over the course of 1-2 weeks.
How does AcuNova work?
AcuNova is a very specific style of acupuncture involving points on the hands and feet and works by stimulating increased blood flow to the eyes – this in turn increases ATP production to help damaged cells heal.
Our eyes are constantly healing and regenerating old and damaged cells. These cells need normal blood circulation to provide oxygen and nutrients to heal. This applies to all tissues in our body. When circulation is compromised for any reason, those tissues degenerate.
For some people, their body cannot keep up with the amount of damage that is occurring because the tiny blood vessels that supply their eye with circulation get blocked or become damaged.
In ALL cases of degenerative eye conditions, this circulation is compromised and their eye cannot keep up with healing their old and damaged cells.
The cells in the back of our eye break down and regenerate every 2 days. So vision changes (both positive and negative) happen quickly.
AcuNova helps to increase blood circulation specifically to the eye and retinal cells. This allows those cells to heal and regenerate. This specialized acupuncture also helps to wake up dormant retinal cells. It is not a cure, but a treatment that helps the eyes to heal from the damage caused by the disease
With intense treatment a patient can see results in as little as two days after beginning treatment since that is the amount of time it takes our retinal cells to repair and regenerate.
AcuNova is more effective if performed multiple times a day. This allows for a significant increase in blood flow and a compounding positive effect on your vision.
What Degenerative Eye Conditions Is AcuNova Good For?
This treatment modality is used for a variety of medical conditions, but is most notably used for people suffering from Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt’s Rod/Cone dystrophy, Glaucoma, Diabetic neuropathy, as well as other degenerative diseases of the eyes.
Where Does AcuNova Come From?
AcuNova was developed by John Boel in Denmark. Over 250,000 patients receive this treatment wordwide on a weekly basis.
Only a small handful of practitioners in the United States have learned this very specific system of acupuncture.
This acupuncture system is not something that is a part of the various treatment styles taught in acupuncture school – it is only learned from apprenticeship and requires precision because
the points on the hands and feet are very small.
AcuNova Treatments in Tampa, Florida by Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM
Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM specializes in treating people who are losing vision from a degenerative eye disease.
To determine if you are a candidate for treatment and how you will likely respond to treatment with AcuNova, Dr. Hanson will perform a visual acuity and visual field scan.
This determines the level of vision loss the patient has experienced. The purpose is to establish a baseline from which we can quantify improvement in the patients vision following treatment. We reevaluate the patient after 10 treatments.
The level of vision loss, how quickly the patient is losing vision and severity of condition determines the number and frequency of treatments. One course of treatment is anywhere between 8 to 16 treatments.
In the beginning, most patients come more often that those who are on a maintenance schedule. Think of it as climbing a mountain. We keep going until we reach the top (in this case, a threshold); after that point patients usually come about 1 -2 times a year.
Treatment begins on Monday Morning and ends Thursday afternoon. Call the office to see when we have availability.
Call 813-534-0311 to schedule a Free phone call with Dr. Hanson to see how he can help.