Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I have high eye pressure in both eyes and a macular pucker (inflamed retina) in my right eye. Can you treat such eye ailments with acupuncture and moxabustion?
A: Acupuncture and Chinese herbology has a long and successful history of treating eye disorders. I recommend consulting with a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist for proper diagnosis and treatment protocol. At that point, the physician will determine if moxa, herbs, acupuncture, or other modalities will be applicable.