Macular Degeneration

Points of the Eye

Below are shown some of the points near the eye that are treated with the microcurrent stimulation.

There is no pain with the treatment. The total treatment time is about 5 minutes. Treatment should be done two or three times each day. The device treats all these points automatically for the patient, with different frequencies for prescribed time periods.


Dr. Gene Bruno was the lead acupuncturist at the Acupuncture Center in Salem, Oregon from 1983 until April of 2015. He has been treating patients with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for over 40 years. Many of his patients are treated for internal diseases and musculo-skeletal problems. There are wide ranges of health challenges that respond to Acupuncture. The Acupuncture Center is one of earliest established acupuncture clinics in the US. Currently Travis Buckmaster, LAc., is the lead acupuncturist at the Acupuncture Center. For appointments for treatment of non-eye problems you can contact the Acupuncture Center at 503–371–8770.

Currently Dr. Bruno is focusing on patients with eye problems such as macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargart disease, and similar retinal problems. Originally, in 2000, he worked with Dr. Joel Rossen in determining the ideal acupuncture points and electrical frequencies to use with microcurrent stimulation in the treatment of retinal illnesses.

Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa are now being treated with acupuncture and the Microstim 100i. Recent advances in technology have led to a treatment for eye diseases by using micro-current stimulation of acupuncture points near the eye. Many of the patients using this technique with the proper training have seen significant results. Learn More

There is now an information video available on microcurrent treatment for AMD and RP. The following video shows patients who have used the Micorstim to treat Age Related Macular Degeneration. Each case is a little different. Some are early cases and some are more chronic. These patients report about their results with the treatment:

It is important to understand that we have a remote training program. This allows us to train you on the Micorstim 100i treatment in your own home. You do not have to travel to our locations in Oregon. The new technology allows patients to treat themselves in their own homes. Learn More

You can also contact Dr. Bruno by phone or email: Contact Us


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