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How Acupuncture Therapy Helps With Common Eye Conditions

Your eyes are the window to your soul and are a reflection of your overall health! Several ailments such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes can be diagnosed via the eyes. Other conditions such as optic neuritis, vision loss, and glaucoma are often associated with systemic health conditions. This correlation between your health and your eyes that acupuncturists tap into to treat vision and eye issues.

Acupuncture to Help Brighten Your Eyes

Acupuncture is often used as an alternative treatment for eye health issues. Several patients reap the benefits of acupuncture that lead to better eye health. Studies indicate that acupuncture can treat eye conditions such as dry eye syndrome and brighten up your eyes and make you look several years younger in just a few sessions.

Acupuncture essentially is a procedure that entails the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at certain specific points on your body. While scientists still debate over the efficacy of acupuncture and how it works, this traditional form of Chinese medicine has been shown to provide instant pain relief aside from alleviating nausea and aiding in treating cancer and various other ailments.

Acupuncture for Other Eye Problems

According to acupuncturists, an imbalance in the body can appear in the form of an eye condition or disease. This can make your eyes look lifeless and dull. When you undergo acupuncture, any imbalance in the energy flow that could be causing these symptoms is addressed. Eye acupuncture, in specific, focuses on promoting the circulation of Qi – the life force, around both eyes.

The 4th Gate

The theory behind acupuncturing the 4th Gate is that it induces the release of acupuncture points in the eye area, allowing the Qi to flow. This can help relieve blurred vision, headaches, and dry eyes. Your eyes will also appear to be brighter and more alert. Acupuncturists believe that the eye is connected to other organs. The eyes are connected to the liver and gallbladder, which also play a part in the vision.

In eastern medicine, many conditions are blamed on blockages, poor flow of Qi, or imbalances in the body, which affect the eyes first. The eyes and the rest of the body are interconnected in this practice, and when you have the flow of energy restored, the eyes become brighter, and the person feels better.

Some studies have been conducted to show the effects of acupuncture for dry eye. Patients tend to see an improvement in their eyesight and a reduction of dryness or itching in the eyes.

Acupuncture for dry eye is a relatively inexpensive procedure compared to surgeries or other medical procedures and has been proven to be quite effective. While western medicine does not yet recognize acupuncture for eye conditions such as dry eye, more and more patients seek dry eye-acupuncture as an alternative treatment. Acupuncturists also recommend acupuncture for eye lift and glaucoma.

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Acupuncture for dry eye, eye lift, and other eye ailments can help you improve your eyesight and make your eyes appear younger without any surgery or other invasive procedures.

The Burick Center for Health and Wellness specializes in dramatic biological interventions to improve your life and well-being. Our center offers acupuncture in Mechanicsburg, PA, to augment treatment for various issues. Please speak with our experts about your customized health & wellness journey!

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Burick Center Staff MemberTracy Koval

Office Manager

Tracy joined the Burick Center for Health & Wellness in June of 2016 to help patients by managing various aspects of the office. Tracy brings more than three decades of medical office experience as the former office manager of a multi-specialty group and also works on a part-time basis as a Patient Service Rep at a local urgent care center.

Tracy’s favorite part of working in a medical practice is the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life by helping them navigate through the maze of health care. She loves being part of the dynamic team at the Burick Center.

Tracy likes to spend time with her family. She has two sons, Mason, who is living and working in Philadelphia as a Sr. Analyst for a marketing firm, and Spencer, who works at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

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Burick Center Staff MemberRena Geesaman

Patient Coordinator

Rena Geesaman is a Registered Medical Assistant who enjoys providing attentive and caring client service. She is very happy to be part of the Burick Center team where patient care is our number one focus.

Her goal is to do everything within her power to ensure every interaction leaves you feeling well cared for and perhaps even delighted.

Rena volunteers by serving as board treasurer for Carlisle Christian Academy. She also helps facilitate a program at River of God Church for single, pregnant girls which provides practical, emotional and spiritual support.

Outside of the office Rena enjoys hiking, traveling, tending to her flower beds, hosting meals on their back deck, enjoying time with dear friends, loving on her little dogs, and best of all spending time with family. Being fairly new grandparents, she and her husband Don are always happy to share pictures of their little grandson, Lucas. Feel free to ask! She considers herself amazingly blessed!

Burick Center Staff MemberDr. Peter Lu


Dr. Peter Lu trained and worked in New York City for 15 years and recently moved to central PA. He studied pre-med at Brooklyn College and attended medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Thereafter he worked in the inner city hospitals of New York City, and lastly had the honor of caring for people with his sister in Stamford, Connecticut.

Dr. Lu greatly appreciates open lines of communication as it pertains to questions you may have about your ailment and how acupuncture could help in the healing process. His intention to address your needs to the best of his ability.

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Burick Center Staff MemberLee Morand

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Lee has had the sincere pleasure of working in the Greater Harrisburg area for over 20 years. She relocated to Harrisburg in 1990 after completing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Pre-Med at Cornell University. Lee received her first Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University. Her second Master’s Degree, as well as Doctorate, were both from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to guide her work with clients across the lifespan. She strongly believes research has shown that changing your thoughts does change your life. Her primary focus with clients is to reduce symptoms by assisting clients to achieve skills they can utilize in their professional, academic, and personal lives.

Burick Center Staff MemberHeather Motter

LMT, Massage Therapist and Back Desk Coordinator

Heather Motter joined the Burick Center team in 2018. A graduate of YTI Career Institute, Heather prides herself on using her highly developed skills to maintain the balance between mind and body. As a licensed massage therapist, she specializes in Medical Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Oncology Massage.

Heather has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of patients. From a simple relaxation massage to a patient dealing with chronic pain, Heather is able to facilitate treatments uniquely designed for each patient’s individual needs.

Heather insists that massage is not just a relaxation luxury. Instead, her philosophy is that massage helps lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She encourages everyone to take the time to meet with her to develop a care plan to enhance their overall wellness.

Heather is a resident of Carlisle, where she resides with her fiancé, two sons, and four dogs. When she’s not at work, she can be found outside working on her back yard oasis, or volunteering at Speranza Animal Rescue.

Burick Center Staff MemberFelicia Miller


Felicia Miller is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutritional counseling and education to patients of the Burick Center for Health & Wellness.

She takes the science of nutrition with her extensive knowledge of food and coaching skills to create an easy-to-follow actionable plan for her clients to follow.

Recognizing that there are multiple components to creating a successful wellness plan, she looks at the whole person – their concerns, lifestyle, personality, family, and career. Listening to her patients allows for Felicia to find the root cause of their issue and not simply the symptoms.

“Being healthy goes beyond diet, food is just one of the pillars of a happy, healthy person.” Felicia goes beyond the traditional diet education- she coaches and supports her patients as they learn how to make changes in their day-to-day life.

“I’m passionate about whole foods and healthy living I strive to inspire you to make positive food and lifestyle changes – at any age.”

Burick Center Staff MemberAshley Weibley

Registered Nurse

Ashley is a nurse at Burick Center for Health & Wellness. Her nursing philosophy is one of holistic care. She is a patient advocate committed to clear communication, education and applying critical thinking and decision-making skills to help patients achieve better outcomes. She enjoys providing the highest quality nursing care in a respectful, healing environment. She has a personal commitment to life-long learning through formal education and hands-on experience. She appreciates that compassion along with innovative care is what the Burick Center for Health & Wellness is all about.

Ashley has an Associate’s Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and a Bachelors Degree from Penn State University.

She is married and has twin boys, She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets. She has owned and shown Quarter Horses all of her life and continues to compete in her spare time.