What Can I Do To Stop Macular Degeneration


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Symptoms of macular degeneration can create a scary issue. Age-related macular degeneration average age of development varies, but one thing is certain regardless of age--there is still hope. Treatment of macular degeneration is explored in this presentation.

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What Can I Do To Stop Macular Degeneration

  1. 1. Healing the Eye Vision therapy and Restoration Edward C. Kondrot, MD(H), CCH (800) 430-9328 www.healingtheeye.com
  2. 2. Have you been told nothing can be done?
  3. 3. There is hope! There are many things you can do!
  4. 4. Healing the Eye the Natural Way Alternative Medicine and Macular Degeneration Edward C. Kondrot, MD <ul><li>12 steps to better vision </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Chelation Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Microcurrent Stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathy </li></ul>Order at http://www.nutritionalresearch.net
  5. 5. Microcurrent Stimulation: Miracle Eye Cure Edward C. Kondrot, MD <ul><li>History of Microcurrent </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment of ARMD </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting a Doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Treating your eyes with the home unit </li></ul><ul><li>FDA studies </li></ul>Order at http://www.nutritionalresearch.net
  7. 7. Types of ARMD <ul><li>Dry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degeneration of the rods and cones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formation of Drusen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vascular leakage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detachment of the retina </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Changes in Macular Degeneration
  9. 9. Distortion produced by ARMD
  10. 10. Grid Testing
  11. 11. Causes of ARMD <ul><li>Normal process of aging leads to degenerative eye diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Increased levels of free radicals </li></ul><ul><li>High dietary intake of saturated fats and cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Ultraviolet light </li></ul>
  12. 12. Protect your eyes from the sunlight <ul><li>Sun light increases the risk of developing macular degeneration </li></ul><ul><li>Studies have shown that people who spend a great deal of time outdoors are twice as likely to develop macular degeneration </li></ul><ul><li>A good pair of sunglasses which block 100% of UVA and UVB and block at least 85% of blue violet sun rays </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other possible causes <ul><li>Vaccinations </li></ul><ul><li>Antibiotics </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy metal poisoning </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step2 Feast for your eyes <ul><li>You should shift your diet away from meats and dairy towards a largely vegetarian diet that includes cold water fish and eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Colorful foods will give you colorful vision! (contains carotenoids) </li></ul><ul><li>There is evidence that this type of diet will help in weight reduction, reduce the risk of arteriosclerotic vascular disease, lower blood pressure, reduce the incidence of diabetes, and improve circulation to the eye </li></ul>
  15. 15. Eliminate the following <ul><li>Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Aspirin </li></ul><ul><li>Margarine </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco products </li></ul>
  16. 16. Step 3 Exercise <ul><li>Fight depression </li></ul><ul><li>Improve confidence; increase safety </li></ul><ul><li>Develop kinesthetic sense </li></ul><ul><li>Improve cardiovascular health </li></ul>
  17. 17. Exercise- make it fun! <ul><li>Trampoline </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Water workouts </li></ul><ul><li>Oriental Forms of exercise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tai Chi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QiGong </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Step 4 Cope with Stress <ul><li>Mind-body connection in health and disease </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing stress produces a general feeling of well being </li></ul>
  19. 19. Techniques <ul><li>Deep breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Body relaxation </li></ul><ul><li>Positive affirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul>
  20. 20. Step 5 Exercise and relax your eyes <ul><li>Work of Dr. William Bates </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Seeing by Aldous Huxley </li></ul><ul><li>Relearning to See by Tom Quackenbush </li></ul>
  21. 21. Meir Schneider’s Miracle Eyesight Method <ul><li>Utilizes the Bates’s Method </li></ul><ul><li>Massage </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Relaxation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>His programs can be ordered at (415) 665-9574 or you can visit his web site at www.self-healing.org </li></ul>
  22. 22. Integrated Visual Healing (IVH) by Grace Halloran, Ph.D. <ul><li>Nutrition and Herbs </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-Current Stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Eye exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Color therapy </li></ul><ul><li>For information on her programs call (510) 357-0447 or visit her web page at www.alternativemedicine.com </li></ul>
  23. 23. Relearning to See Tom Quackenbush <ul><li>Seminars in Pittsburgh and Phoenix </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the techniques of Dr. Bates </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your eyesight naturally!! </li></ul>
  24. 24. The 3 B’s of better sight <ul><li>Brushing </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Blinking </li></ul>
  25. 25. Bate’s Exercises <ul><li>Palming </li></ul><ul><li>Sunning </li></ul><ul><li>Swinging </li></ul>
  26. 26. Step 6 Feed your macula <ul><li>Eat colorful foods to maintain good color vision </li></ul><ul><li>Two important carotenoids are lutein and zeathanthin </li></ul><ul><li>They are needed to maintain the macula lutea. </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the eye against photo-induced damage </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show that animals deprived from this pigment develop macular degeneration. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Step 7 Supplement your diet <ul><li>Antioxidants deactivate or neutralize free radicals; examples are Vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and the minerals selenium and zinc. </li></ul><ul><li>Average American diet is deficient in antioxidants. </li></ul><ul><li>One cannot receive high enough doses of antioxidants from diet. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Macular Degeneration Nutritional Formula <ul><li>Carefully selected combination of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, herbs, and amino acids designed to provide all the needed nutritional supplements for optimal eye health </li></ul><ul><li>Also contains lutein, bilberry and ginko biloba </li></ul>
  29. 29. Vision Sublingual Spray <ul><li>Vitamin B3 </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin E </li></ul><ul><li>Zinc </li></ul><ul><li>Zeaxanthin </li></ul><ul><li>Billberry </li></ul><ul><li>Lutein </li></ul><ul><li>MSM </li></ul><ul><li>Eyebright, </li></ul><ul><li>L-taurine </li></ul><ul><li>L-glycine </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha lipoic acid </li></ul><ul><li>Glutathione </li></ul><ul><li>Vinpocetine </li></ul><ul><li>Ginko Bibola </li></ul><ul><li>Stevia </li></ul>
  30. 30. Step 8 Three important herbs for your vision <ul><li>Bilberry </li></ul><ul><li>Ginko Biloba </li></ul><ul><li>Eye Bright </li></ul>
  31. 31. Step 9 Chelation Therapy: Improve circulation to the eye <ul><li>“ Hardening of the arteries” and free radical damage contribute to macular degeneration </li></ul><ul><li>Chelation improves blood flow to the eye, allowing the retina to receive more oxygen and nutrients </li></ul><ul><li>It also reduces the effects of atherosclerosis </li></ul>
  32. 32. Mechanism of Chelation <ul><li>Removes toxic heavy metals from the body </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibits free radical activity in the body (Acts as a powerful antioxidant) </li></ul><ul><li>Removes excess calcium/ plaque from blood vessels and improves blood flow </li></ul>
  33. 33. Affinity of EDTA for metal ions <ul><li>chromium </li></ul><ul><li>iron </li></ul><ul><li>mercury </li></ul><ul><li>copper </li></ul><ul><li>lead </li></ul><ul><li>zinc </li></ul><ul><li>cadmium </li></ul><ul><li>cobalt </li></ul><ul><li>aluminum </li></ul><ul><li>iron </li></ul><ul><li>manganese </li></ul><ul><li>calcium </li></ul><ul><li>magnesium </li></ul>
  34. 34. Chelation Therapy <ul><li>Many reports of patients who have an improvement of vision after Chelation therapy </li></ul><ul><li>The “InsideLine” has reported in many instances, IV Chelation therapy has been known to correct and reverse AMD. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Harold Byer has reported good results in using Chelation for macular degeneration. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Chelation Therapy <ul><li>Dr. Morton Walker in his book, “The Chelation Way” states the following: “Chelation therapy appears to bring back the circulation to such affected vision and improves it (macular degeneration) better than any other therapy now available- better even than eye surgery”. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Why Is Chelation Therapy Not More Widespread? <ul><li>Chelation threatens to substantially reduce the cost of health care ( Profits ) </li></ul><ul><li>No potential profit for the pharmaceutical industry </li></ul><ul><li>Not a big money-maker compared to open heart surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>Not covered by most Insurance. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Step 10 Homeopathy:Heal from within <ul><li>“ You may honestly feel grateful that homeopathy survived the attempts of the Allopathists to destroy it.” Mark Twain </li></ul>
  38. 38. What is Homeopathy? Small doses give big results <ul><li>It is not Herbal or Vitamin Therapy . </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann nearly 200 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>It has stood the test of time and has widespread acceptance. </li></ul>
  39. 39. The Law of Similars <ul><li>Homeo-Similar, Pathos-Suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Medications which cause symptoms in a healthy individual will cure those symptoms in a diseased person. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Homeopathic Like Therapy in Conventional Medicine <ul><li>Modern allergy treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Immunization </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Digitalis </li></ul><ul><li>Ritalin </li></ul><ul><li>Nitroglycerine </li></ul><ul><li>Gold salts </li></ul>
  41. 41. The Homeopathic Evaluation <ul><li>Based on the understanding and respect for the uniqueness of each individual </li></ul><ul><li>A Homeopathic remedy is based on the whole person looking at the mental, emotional and physical patterns. </li></ul><ul><li>Ten people with macular degeneration will each receive a different homeopathic remedy </li></ul>
  42. 42. Step 11 Microcurrent Stimulation: Wake up your eyes <ul><li>Received press when Sam Snead had marked improvement in his vision </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to a “TENS” unit used by many people for relief of muscular pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Also used by surgeons to improve wound healing and increase blood flow for transplanted tissue </li></ul>
  43. 44. The bio-electric body <ul><li>Acupuncture is based on bio-electric flow in the body </li></ul><ul><li>Our cells are like batteries and they need electrical stimulation for repair and regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>MCS focuses this energy to the diseased area of the eye to stimulate the healing of the retina. </li></ul>
  44. 45. Mechanism of Microcurrent <ul><li>Increase circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Increase cell activity </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing scar tissue </li></ul>
  45. 46. Kaada B 1982 Vasodilation Induced By Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation In Peripheral Ischemia (Raynauds Phenomenon And Diabetic Polyneuropathy). European Heart Journal 3:303-314 <ul><li>4 patients with Raynauds </li></ul><ul><li>increased in the skin temperature </li></ul><ul><li>patients had relief from their pain. </li></ul>
  46. 47. Kaada B 1983 Promoted Healing Of Chronic Ulceration By Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation. (TNS) VASA 12: 262-269 <ul><li>10 patients with chronic leg ulcers which had resisted the standard medical approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>After the TENS treatment 8 of the 10 patients had successful healing of their leg ulcers. </li></ul>
  47. 48. Kjartansson J, Lundberg T 1990 Effects Of Electrical Nerve Stimulation (ENS) In Ischemic Tissue. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery 24: 129-134 <ul><li>20 patients with poor circulation after plastic surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>After TENS treatment the skin showed a significant increase in blood flow. </li></ul>
  48. 49. N Cheng et al: The effects of electric current on ATP generation, protein synthesis and membrane transport in rat skin. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1982: 264-272. <ul><li>50 to 500 microamperes produce the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in intracellular protein </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in glycogen uptake </li></ul><ul><li>Increase of ATP concentrations by 300 to 500% </li></ul>
  49. 50. Results of MCS <ul><li>Up to 150% improvement in some subsets of patients with the dry form of macular degeneration. </li></ul><ul><li>As much as 58% improvement with the more advanced wet form. </li></ul><ul><li>Our results indicate over 70% of patients have an improvement of vision </li></ul>
  50. 52. <ul><li>4 Settings </li></ul><ul><li>292 Hz </li></ul><ul><li>30 Hz </li></ul><ul><li>9.1 Hz </li></ul><ul><li>0.3 Hz </li></ul>
  51. 54. Treatment points
  52. 55. Biomed EC-2000 manufactured by Microcurrent Frequency Computers
  53. 57. Dual channel probe setting <ul><li>292.0 -292.7 Hz </li></ul><ul><li>30.0- 30.7 Hz </li></ul><ul><li>9.1- 9.8 Hz </li></ul><ul><li>0.3 - 1.0 Hz </li></ul>
  54. 58. Treatment protocol <ul><li>Involves periodic administration of pulses of small amounts of currents at very low voltages delivered through electrodes in contact with the skin at key points around the eye </li></ul><ul><li>Patients receive 8 treatments over a 4 days and then 4 to 5 times daily with a home unit. </li></ul>
  55. 59. Advantages of the OMCS Unit <ul><li>A double channel unit that will create 4 different frequencies, which in theory is 4 times the healing power of a single channel unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital System; computer measuring skin resistance, instead of feedback loop, erratic current flow. </li></ul><ul><li>40 microamps for optimum delivery at the cellular level </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic easier to use </li></ul><ul><li>Pin Hole glasses. </li></ul><ul><li>No feeling of current or tingling. </li></ul>
  56. 62. Treatment protocol <ul><li>Macular degeneration treatment involves periodic administration of small amounts of square-wave direct currents at very low voltages delivered through electrodes in contact with the skin at key points around the eye </li></ul><ul><li>4 day treatment protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment with a home unit twice daily </li></ul>
  57. 63. Step 12 Putting it all together <ul><li>Dietary changes </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional supplements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Macular Degeneration Formula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pure Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homeopathy </li></ul><ul><li>Chelation or Microcurrent therapy </li></ul>
  58. 64. 4 Days to better eyesight and wellness <ul><li>4 days of microcurrent therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathic evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional and digestive evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Oral chelation </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions on stress reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Eye exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction on the use of the home unit </li></ul>
  59. 65. Healing the Eye the Natural Way Alternative Medicine and Macular Degeneration Edward C. Kondrot, MD <ul><li>12 steps to better vision </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Chelation Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Microcurrent Stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Homeopathy </li></ul>Order at http://www.nutritionalresearch.net
  60. 66. Microcurrent Stimulation: Miracle Eye Cure Edward C. Kondrot, MD <ul><li>History of Microcurrent </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment of ARMD </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting a Doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Treating your eyes with the home unit </li></ul><ul><li>FDA studies </li></ul>Order at http://www.nutritionalresearch.net