Can you heal macular degeneration naturally?
Nowadays, conventional medical doctors believe that macular degeneration is untreatable and incurable.
But Albert Einstein once said: “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Believe that self-healing is a miracle, even for macular degeneration. Getting old and going blind is not the only ultimate fate for those diagnosed with macular degeneration.
Macular degeneration affects as many as 30 million Americans aged 65 and above. If you are 65, you have 25 percent of developing macular degeneration; your risk increases to 30 percent if you are over 75.
The macula is a small central part of the retina that enables detailed vision. As such, it is critical to vision health. Unfortunately, the macula may degenerate due to various reasons, such as heredity, hypertension, high cholesterol, sun damage, and smoking, among others. Macular degeneration is a slow, progressive disease that affects both eyes, typically one after the other. Due to its slow development, macular degeneration may take years to be noticeable. By the time you notice it, the onset is already well underway. Therefore, prevention is better than cure. Vision health is an important component of self-healing of the eye.
Like many other diseases, macular degeneration can be treated with high doses of antioxidants and minerals. Remember, with the exception of vitamin D from sunlight, your body does not make your own vitamins and minerals; they must be obtained from your diet. Antioxidants and vitamins and minerals are critical to vision health in preventing and treating generative diseases. You need high doses of beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc. Nutritional therapy is an important component of natural self-healing and vision health. Beta-carotene facilitates your body to convert plants into vitamin A, thereby instrumental in boosting normal cell reproduction in the eye, protecting the eye from free radicals, and enhancing night vision, Vitamin C is an important immune system booster, and an agent for making collagen to maintain healthy blood vessels in the eye. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant to protect cell membranes. Zinc is a mineral required by more than 300 enzymes to repair wounds, to optimize vision health, and to protect the eye from free radicals.
Nutritional therapy also includes supplements of lutein, Taurine, DHA, and ginkgo biloba. Lutein is a carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits, such as collard greens, kale, and spinach. Lutein promotes vision health through its potent antioxidant properties. Taurine transports nutrients to the eye as well as eliminates toxic accumulation in the eye; it promotes retinal health and night vision. DHA, which is an essential Omega-3 fatty acid, enhances the development of the retina. Ginkgo biloba is an ancient Chinese herb for vision health.
Other than nutritional therapy to prevent and to treat macular degeneration, Micro Current Stimulation is a non-surgical procedure to stimulate the macula and nerve fibers in order to enhance macula health. It is based on the belief that macula degeneration is partly due to a loss of electrical energy in the macula; therefore, stimulating or recharging the retina re-vitalizes the macula through better blood circulation to transport nutrients to the eye and to remove waste products from the eyes, resulting in sharper image and more vivid color perception — in short, better macula health. Micro Current Stimulation has to be administered twice a day, and everyday in order to be effective to promote macula health.
All in all, developing macular degeneration is not the end of the world. Believe in the miracle of self-healing: your body has a built-in mechanism to heal itself if given the right environment, which is optimum macula health through nutritional therapy and Micro Current Stimulation.
Copyright (c) 2011 Stephen Lau