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Tripping ‘Round the World. Literally.

I have travel on the brain this summer. Most people do, as the summer months are an ideal time to step out of the daily routine and explore a great wide world that offers so much in the way of alternate vistas, unusual cultures and effortless relaxation. But for my part travel is feeling more […]

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Stretching for Life

You’d have to be living under a rock to miss the connection between physical fitness and the health of your eyes. We’ve relentlessly sung the praises of acupuncture on these pages – and all of its marvelous benefits – but never neglecting the fact that good nutrition, a positive attitude and consistent physical health are […]

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To the Finish Line – And BEYOND

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King”. There are vast interpretations of this timeless proverb but my definition of choice applies to the struggles – and sporadic triumphs – of RP and its relentless peaks and valleys. Our RP community has finally come to this new and promising place on much […]

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Eye Acupuncturist Shares Vision Protocols, Seeks to Save Sight for All

Editors’ Note: After a long fight to obtain affordable, accessible treatment for anyone wanting to give acupuncture a try, we are thrilled to have connected with Mats Sexton, LA.c,  a seasoned eye acupuncturist based in Minneapolis who shares our fervent belief that acupuncturists everywhere should have access to this vital information and training so they […]

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RP Tricks of the Trade

A wise man once said “write what you know” and knowing is a perpetual education. I know I’ve learned a lot over the last few years, much of it positive and most of it by trial and error. I’ve assembled an impressive bag of RP tricks that are likely familiar to you all. When I […]

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Patient-Driven Acupuncture Research Database – An Interview with Nadine Streit

Fellow RPer Nadine Streit is in the process of launching a patient-driven RP Acupuncture Database to collect objective, quantifiable results from RP patients about the use of specialized acupuncture to treat RP.  I reached out to her recently to find out more about her, as well as  her goals and plans for this project. Have […]

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Meet Seattle Eye Acupuncturist Lee Huang

I first reached out to Lee Huang nearly a year ago, after an Internet search for “eyesight”, “vision” and “acupuncturist” in the Seattle area pulled up her name. Like my acupuncture experiment partner, Jeanne Aufmuth, I was determined to find someone local who could help me maintain my remaining eyesight. In my case, it was […]

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Changing Course with my Acupuncture Treatment

I had a sobering kick in the pants last week when I underwent a visual field test at an eye doctor’s office and saw on paper what I’ve been sensing for the past month or so: that the little amount of central core vision I have remaining—the small window that enables me to see parts […]

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Tanya’s Eyesight Saving Quest: Guest Post

I have been struggling with RP my entire life. Even when I don’t remember struggling with it, I was. When I was a toddler my mom recalls me holding her hand extra tight when going into dark places. Of course it was easy to write it off as “afraid of the dark” when there was […]

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Maintaining her Eyesight: Ten Years and Counting

Marisa Postlewate may suffer from Usher Syndrome 2A – a degenerative disease that consists of both Retintis Pigmentosa and progressive hearing loss. But most people wouldn’t know it by interacting with her. At almost 61, Marisa has nearly fifteen degrees of clear central vision and hearing that works fine with the help of hearing aids—and […]

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