Acupuncture is a powerful tool for treating a wide variety of conditions, including digestive health, stress management, infertility, pain, anxiety, depression, and more. And there are interesting niches within acupuncture where people are seeing some incredible results.
Local acupuncturist Cassandra Rose uses a specific protocol to treat patients suffering from degenerative eye conditions, and the results are incredible. In clinical outcomes, this protocol is up to 85% effective, meaning that vision either stops deteriorating or even improves.
This can be life changing for people living with macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt’s, conjunctivitis, post-herpetic eye pain, or dry eye. Imagine going from a steady decline in vision to a halt or reversal of symptoms.
These results are so exciting, and Cassandra joined me on the Well Connected Twin Cities podcast to tell us more about it. We also talked broadly about how acupuncture works.
She helps us understand what to expect (especially helpful for anyone who’s nervous about the needles) and explains the difference between a private appointment and a community acupuncture session.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is an all-encompassing healthcare system, and acupuncture is one tool within that. Cassandra also draws on herbs, nutrition, movement, and other lifestyle adjustments to help her patients feel better.
She approaches her work from a harm reduction model, recognizing the need to meet people where they are. For those of us accustomed to the “quick fix” mentality of western medicine, this can be uncomfortable.
Get to know Cassandra Rose and what drew her to this fascinating work on this episode of the Well Connected Twin Cities podcast. And spread the word! Help people understand what’s possible for folx with degenerative eye conditions.