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Eye Disorders: CAM Therapies for Specific Conditions

  • Acupuncture is used as a treatment for eye inflammation, according to a survey compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is occasionally used as a last resort.

  • Bilberry, which is known to include a wide number of powerful antioxidants, has been shown to be effective not only for arthritis but also for certain disorders of the eyes. Bilberry, or European blueberry, was used by the Royal Air Force in World War II to improve night vision. There is no information at present indicating any serious side effects. There is evidence that 80-160 mg of bilberry three times per day may briefly improve night vision. Long-term use may mask serious underlying ocular diseases and should not be used without a complete ocular examination by an ophthalmologist.

 

 

 

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From THE BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: WHAT WORKS? WHAT DOES NOT? by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier.
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Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, New York.


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