Source: Cochrane Library
Area: Evidence > Complementary Medicine
Myopia (near-sightedness or short-sightedness) is one of the three commonly detected refractive (focusing) errors. Acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points by various methods including needle insertion and acupressure. It is often used by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners to treat myopia in children.
To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in slowing the progression of myopia in children and adolescents.
We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group Trials Register) (The Cochrane (Read more...)