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Chinese Medical Ophthalmology

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

  • An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment: 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment.
  • 81% of people who are blind or have moderate or severe vision impairment are aged 50 years and above.
  • Globally, chronic eye diseases are the main cause of vision loss. Uncorrected refractive errors and then un-operated cataract are the top two causes of vision impairment. Un-operated cataract remains the leading cause of blindness in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Over 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured.

Chinese Medical Ophthalmology can yield great treatment results for many of the degenerative eye disorders that lead to blindness.

Kangfu TCM Seminars is pleased to that Dr. Andy Rosenfarb has agreed to teach a TCM Ophthalmology course in Europe. Join Dr. Andy Rosenfarb, ND, L.Ac. from October 6th-7th 2018 in Amsterdam and take an intensive 2-day dive into the world of Chinese Medical Ophthalmology, while also learning how to create a niche practice!

​This class will provide practical content on both theory and clinical applications for treating common ophthalmic conditions. The goal is to teach students how to think critically and create individual treatment plans for patients diagnosed with a variety of ocular conditions such as

  • macular degeneration,
  • glaucoma,
  • cataracts,
  • diabetic retinopathy,
  • and retinitis pigmentosa. ​

Dr. Rosenfarb will cover 5-Wheel theory, western anatomy and physiology, western and Chinese medical etiology, vision testing, treatment principles and strategies for common eye diseases. Also covered will be supplements, Chinese herbs, diet, exercise, genetics, epigenetics, and lifestyle factors that impact vision. ​

Check out this testimonial from one of his patient’s:

What else? A bonus!

Andy will share his experiences to help students gain an important understanding of creating a niche practice with specialization. Those passionate about TCM Ophthalmology will have an opportunity to continue to further their education in this field. There will be needling demonstrations of the eyes and demos of his Micro Acupuncture 48 in this seminar as well.

Saturday night there will be a talk on practice management from 5:30-6:30pm. This is not required. It is additional information offered as a bonus to the seminar. Andy has one of the largest Chinese Medicine practices in the United States, and has specialized in ophthalmology for over 20 years. In this talk, he will discuss the realities of working in a busy practice and offer advice from his experience in how to handle the good, the not so good, and everything in between!

What are the learning objectives of this seminar?

Upon completion, students will have a concrete foundation in Chinese Medical Ophthalmology and clinical strategies that they can start to apply in their clinics. ​

Students will learn how to treat a variety of ocular conditions such as

  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • and retinitis pigmentosa.

About the speaker

Andy Rosenfarb, ND, L.Ac. earned his Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, with post-graduate education at Zhejiang College of Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. Additionally, he studied naturopathy at Canyon College where he received his Doctorate of Naturopathy.

Dr. Rosenfarb is founder and clinical director of Acupuncture Health Associates, his extremely busy practice in Westfield, NJ. The clinic is internationally recognized as one of the top integrative ophthalmic clinics, and his patients come from all over the world for treatment. Being a world-renowned expert in the field of Chinese Medical Ophthalmology, having studied and practiced this specialty for over 20 years, Dr. Rosenfarb teamed with researchers at John Hopkins University and NOVA Southeastern University to design acupuncture protocols for the first-ever clinical studies on the efficacy of treating Retinitis Pigmetosa (genetic night blindness) with acupuncture. ​Dr. Rosenfarb is an Executive Council Member of the Specialty Committee of Ophthalmology of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine. He has also authored five books on Chinese Medical Ophthalmology.


Coming soon…

Seminar Dates, Time & Location

6th – 7th October 2018, Amsterdam

Teaching hours are 9am to 5pm on both days and the address where the seminar will take place is: 
Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg
Timorplein 21 1094 CC Amsterdam
Tel+31 (0)20 551 31 90

Seminar Cost:

  • Price: 450 Euros
  • Ask for a discount if you would like to attend several seminars.


Sign up Now!

It is estimated that the number of people with vision impairment could triple due to population growth and ageing. Are you passionate about TCM ophthalmology? Are you interested in creating a niche practice treating eye disorders? Then this seminar is definitely for you! Sign up today, only limited spots available!