Acupuncture is a technique dating back to ancient China where fine needles are inserted at various points just under the skin. It is meant to penetrate and stimulate specific points in the body. Like other forms of alternative medicine it is increasingly popular and accepted in the West.
We occasionally hear from patients or practitioners about the use of acupuncture in dry eye treatment. Reports range from using it to reduce chronic pain to claims of clinical improvement in dry eye symptoms and tear film quality, but strong patient testimonials seem awfully scarce.