Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine The chronic disease where the body is incapable of metabolizing sugar causing damage to blood vessels, organs and nerves is known as Diabetes. High blood sugar levels or hyperglycemia, the main symptom of this disease lead to blindness, kidney and heart problems, circulation problems and sexual dysfunction, if not treated properly at earlier stages.

Alternative methods such as Chinese Herbal Medicines, energetic exercises and changes in lifestyle offer a hand to address the symptoms of Diabetes and intake of insulin to treat the same. These treatments, particularly work on the blood circulation to restore the functions of pancreas, the source of insulin hormone in the body, and also the reduction of fluids.

Chinese Herbal Medicines

Chinese Herbal Medicines is one of the oldest herbal systems which have incessantly developed its theory and practice with the changing times. It has evolved more with modern means, techniques and knowledge. It includes all kinds of therapies with herbs, Acupuncture, breathing techniques, dietary therapy, exercises and movements.

How it works?

Based on the theories of Yin and Yang, Chinese herbal Medicines with its all component work on a person’s Qi or energy level and try to strike a balance and harmony in the system of the body.

Therapies with herbs

Herbal preparations from China play a major role in Diabetes management. The Chinese Herbal Medicines are comprised of different non toxic herbs which are very effective to recover the deficiencies that lead to Diabetes.

Different Herbs

Devil’s Club

The root and bark of Devil’s Club is often found in curing type 2 Diabetes with its tonic effect on pancreas and liver. Jiao gu lan or Gynostemme helps in reducing fatigue, sexual dysfunction and improving digestion associated with diabetes.

Ku ga or bitter melon is again a very potent herb to control blood sugar levels along with Eleuthro or Wu jia pi that also helps in maintaining physical endurance. Hu lu ba or Fenugreek Seed has been used since ages to control high cholesterol and blood levels. Dan shen or Red Sage Root is another herb that has hypoglycemic effect on the body.

Bitter Melon

Elecampane root and Horseradish roots support the functions of spleen and heart and thereby curing the symptoms of diabetes affecting the same.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

This form of ancient Chinese practice needs fine needles to be inserted at certain points of the body to regulate the energy or life force. This energy or Qi is restored through needles and stimulate nerves and tissues for healing.

How it works?

Covering nearly 20 Acupuncture points, the treatment controls levels of sugar, reduces thirst and appetite and improves flow of the blood in cells. This treatment is excellent for newly diagnosed patients and helps them in managing cholesterol levels as well.

Duration and Points

Acupuncture treatments often last for longer durations and recommended one to two sittings per week as per the aggravation of symptoms. The Acupuncture Points or meridians to treat Diabetes are scattered all over the body. Yishu, one of the Points at the back, has been used extensively in regulating the pancreatic functions whereas, the Points on the bladder channel are used to alleviate the symptoms of diabetes affecting kidneys.

Duration and Points

Chinese remedies always require a professional’s help to avoid all possible complications arising out of the symptoms and physiology of the patient. Chinese Herbal Medicines along with Acupuncture often help in reducing the intake of pharmaceutical drugs and curing the disease without any side effects.

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