Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Diabetes


From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, diabetes is caused by an imbalance of the cyclical flow of Qi within the meridians and organ systems. This particular imbalance produces heat that depletes the body's fluids and Qi causing symptoms such as: fatigue, lethargy, unexplained weight loss, excessive thirst (polydipsia), excessive urination (polyuria), excessive eating (polyphagia), poor wound healing, Infections, irritability, blurry vision. In Western Medicine, there are two main differentiations, Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes and Type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes. The course of diabetes can be unpredictable and serious complications may arise. It is best to have the patient check their blood sugar regularly and closely monitor their insulin intake.

Chinese Herbs for Diabetes Treatment

Herbal medicine is an important component to the treatment of diabetes. Different formulas may be effective for different people, so practitioners may try several different approaches. Commonly used Chinese herbal formulas is Liu Wei Di Huang Wan. Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is also known as Six Flavor Teapills. It treats a wide variety of conditions from high cholesterol, diabetes, low adrenals and insomnia.

Where to buy: Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

How to use: Liu Wei Di Huang Wan can be used in the forms of powder and capsules.

Acupuncture Treatment for Diabetes

The acupuncture points used to treat diabetes are all over the body and on several meridians. A point on the back, called Yishu, is often used and has proven effective in recent studies published by the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine for controlling the function of the pancreas and blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Although Chinese herbs and acupuncture have helped diabetics, they must be used carefully and after consultation. They should be used to complement existing conventional medical treatment, and not on their own.

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