This is a duplicate of my Dry Eye Digest blogspot blog - to see the full archives back to 2005, please click on that link.
Interesting. I know plenty of people who have had acupuncture for dry eye, with mixed results. I have known some who found it very beneficial to their eyes, though more often what I'm hearing is that people are finding it good for stress and perhaps improving coping with dry eye through the reduction of stress.
Efficacy of Acupuncture and Identification of Tear Protein Expression Changes Using iTRAQ Quantitative Proteomics in Rabbits.
To evaluate the
Clinical curative effect of acupuncture therapy on xerophthalmia.
This study observes changes in symptoms of xerophthalmia pre- and post-acupuncture therapy and compares the results of the acupuncture therapy (AT) group and the artificial tear control (ATC) group. Parallel comparative studies were carried out on 44 patients with xerophthalmia, who were divided into the AT group (n = 20) and the ATC group (n = 24). A 10-session acupuncture therapy program was performed for the AT group