Rp Treatment

Hello everyone!
Is anyone familiar with a treatment by Dr. Weidong Yu?
He is a doctor of chinese accupunture, he has a clinic in Vancouver Canada.
Does anyone have any experience with this treatment?

Thanks, Steven
tuler1010 tuler1010
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10 Responses Sep 11, 2012

Save your money Steven and read the Foundation Fighting Blindness posted below.

So I was told the Vitamin A could help slow down the RP progress. Someone one mentioned to try the supplement Vision Essentials Gold™ by Dr Whiteker. Does any one have experience with supplements and if they really do help?

It currently appears that Valproic Acid (Depakote) given in a determined dose help slow progression of Autosomal Dominant RP.

As well as Vitamin A Palmatate 15,000 units/day slow the progression.

Supplements are controversial but I think they help. Dr. Berson from MEEI recommends Vitamin A, Lutein and DHA. The Foundation Fighting Blindness also supports these vitamins. They have been shown to potentially slow down the progression of RP. A company called Ophthalmic Nutrition makes a supplement that contains all of the recommended vitamins at the right doses for RP. Hope this helps!

I had acupuncture when I was initially diagnosed. I feel as if it did not help remedy or improve the progression. However, I found that acupuncture helped to relieve stress symptoms.

I have tried it once for RP. It does work, but it wears out after two days. I still need to find some doctor who specialize in RP. And schedule a ten consecutive visit.

Only Anecdotal testimonies, of which I give no credence. To date no scientific proof of any of the claims. Acupuncture is no better than Placebo Effect. Please read the article by Dr. Stephen Rose PhD., Chief of Research for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The final authority of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
http://www.blindness.org/blog/index.php/the-power-of-suggestion-challenges-of-the-placebo-effect/#more-3207

I think Dr. Yu is a charlatan preying on people desperate for hope, and his mention here is a betrayal to those seeking acceptance of their situation and moving forward in their lives. Providers of services such as these are anchors among a community trying to uplift themselves in dark times.

Don't waste your time. When a REAL cure/solution comes we will ALL know it. Stem cells is the solution as far as I'm concerned and it's not that far away. Until then, try to live life without always thinking of a cure, it'll come when it comes.

Hi all, I just wanted to share my experience with you. My partner has recently gone to see Dr Yu. He has had some improvement and we do plan to go back soon as we feel it made a big enough difference. We witnessed other patients also experience significant changes and we were lucky enough to hear many encouraging stories which really made us have hope in this alternative treatment. Yes it is expensive but its worth it if it can help you...
There is also a Dr in New Jersey who has his own acupuncture practice and has a quite impressive resume - Dr Andy Rosenfarb.

If you can try it at leat once,do it - it may change your life. Just dont give up hope. If you want any more info let me know. All the best!

Hello,
I am interested in you results with the treatment in Vancouver. I am investigating the possibility to go.
My RP story is like copy/paste from all stories you can read on the web.
I am searching for possible treatment to diminish the side effects of RP like night blindness and tunnelsight.
It would be interesting to find out if acupunture can help.

If you are impressed with his credentials, update: Rosenfarb is only credentialed as an Acupuncturist in New Jersey, the State where he practices. He charges $2,000.00 to $4000.00 per 5 or 10 day session. He also recommends 3 sessions per yr. ($6,000 to $12,000.00 per year). Be sure to find out if your insurance covers this as most do not.

The man in New Jersey you speak of, Andrew Rosenfarb, is NOT a Doctor. He received a doctor of naturopathy from a fake online diploma mill from Canyon College which is defunct (It was accredited by the NON-EXISTENT Board of Education in Africa. So Please do not call him Dr.

He has been convicted of 2 counts of Fraud in the State of New Jersey. He lost his License to Practice Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. He Charges $2,000 to $4,000 for 5 to 10 days of treatment. He recommends 3 "bump-up" treatments a year. So, you are really talking about $8,000 to $16,000 a year to take the cure. He has yet to treat a patient who reports a long lasting result.

i have gone to see him in vancouver, i was able to see in the dark for the first time ever and saw stars for the first time. unfortanetly i only went one time and my vision ha regressed .its expensive and you need to be able to continue with the treatments untill your body stabilizes ...if you can aford it go!its 5k canadian per visit

Not familier with this Dr. But there is a clinic in Rogers Arkansas,a lot less expensive and by personal experience , it helps me greatly I go 3 to 4 times a year for a week of acupuncture

What's the name of the clinic and dr in Arkansas? I was also wondering about the dr in Canada but it is very expensive!