The presentation introduces one of the many successful cases of advanced dry eye
syndrome treated by acupuncture.
The orbital structures are inter
connected with the continuous three
network of connective fascia tissue. The presentation is ba
sed on the experience of
enhanced production and distribution of tears as being directly proportional to the
relaxation of the musculofascial cone of the orbit caused by intraorbital acupuncture.
When inserting the acupuncture needle deeper in the orbit, w
e can feel the
counterpressure of the tissue, which significantly lowers with successful treatment.
The changes during acupuncture treatment occur at the molecular, cellular, and
structural levels. Acupuncture treatment causes the fibroblast cytoskeletal
resulting in changes in the fascia's mechanotransduction strokes and pressures. The
orbital fascia relaxation most probably participates in the release of the tear ducts.
The treatment is typically carried out in ten weekly acupuncture session.
A part of the lecture is also the demonstration of the intraorbital passage of a needle
through the inferior oblique muscle (musculus obliquus inferior) and its fascia during
an anatomical autopsy.