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Type 2 Diabetes Can be Treated With Chinese Herbs And Acupuncture

Updated: Nov 9, 2021



With the improvement of people's living standards, the ageing of the population and the change of lifestyle, the incidence of diabetes has increased significantly. One of the serious complications of diabetes: peripheral circulatory disorders, which can cause a series of complications such as infection, gangrene, and visual impairment, which seriously affect the quality of life. At present, diabetes has become the third major disease after cardiovascular diseases and tumours, which seriously threatens people's lives and health.


Is there a safe, effective, cheap and affordable treatment? The answer is acupuncture!


Can acupuncture really treat diabetes? How do people with diabetes acupuncture?


Acupuncture is a treatment method with a long history and characteristics in the traditional herbal of the motherland. It can adjust the body function of the patient as a whole and improve the human body environment from the perspective of traditional Chinese herbs to strengthen the body and eliminate evil, and to improve the human body environment to treat diabetes. Acupuncture can also improve the peripheral circulation of diabetic patients, treat various complications of diabetes, and improve the quality of life of patients.


Next, let’s introduce the effects and methods of acupuncture in the treatment of diabetes. Let’s take a look.


The effect of acupuncture on diabetes:


  1. Acupuncture can increase the level of insulin, enhance the function of insulin target cell receptors, strengthen the function of insulin on glycogen synthesis and metabolism, oxidative glycolysis and tissue utilization, thereby reducing blood sugar.

  2. After acupuncture, the content of T3 and T4 in diabetic patients decreases, indicating that the content of thyroxine in the blood is reduced, thereby reducing the impact on glucose metabolism and helping to lower blood sugar.

  3. Acupuncture can reduce the blood rheological abnormal indexes such as the whole blood specific viscosity and plasma specific viscosity in diabetic patients, which is of great significance for improving microcirculation disorders, preventing thrombosis, and reducing chronic complications of diabetes.

  4. Acupuncture can adjust the central nervous system, thereby affecting the secretion of insulin, thyroxine, adrenaline, etc., which is beneficial to the correction of glucose metabolism disorders.


The benefits of acupuncture treatment of diabetes:


  1. As early as "Historical Records · Biography of Bian Que Cang", it is recorded that acupuncture transmits the treatment signal to the corresponding organs through "deqi", adjusts the body's functions, and achieves the purpose of curing diseases and strengthening the body.

  2. The effect of acupuncture on blood sugar is complex. Extensive clinical and experimental studies have proved that acupuncture can reduce blood sugar and urine sugar, mainly because it can adjust the anabolic and oxidative effects of insulin on glycogen. And can make the organization better use glucose.

  3. At the same time, acupuncture can also stimulate the nervous system. First, it acts on the peripheral nervous system and inhibits sympathetic nerves, thereby adjusting the autonomic nerve function, correcting endocrine disorders, and restoring the normal function of insulin; second, it acts on the central nervous system and promotes the secretion of insulin. To achieve the purpose of lowering blood sugar.

  4. Acupuncture treatment can accelerate blood flow, improve blood circulation, and prevent thrombosis. It has a better effect on improving the peripheral circulation of type 2 diabetes.


What should diabetic acupuncture and moxibustion pay attention to?


  1. Acupuncture is not suitable for people suffering from hemorrhagic diseases, anaemia, local skin infections, ulcers, frostbite, those with weak physique, excessive hunger, and high mental stress.

  2. Diabetes patients have poor resistance and are prone to concurrent infections. Care must be taken when acupuncture and strict disinfection is required to avoid infection.

  3. In order to prevent the occurrence of fainting, do not acupuncture when you are tired, hungry, and nervous.


Under the condition that the basic treatment of diabetic patients remains unchanged, acupuncture can be applied to the early and middle stages of type 2 diabetes to assist in regulating and controlling blood sugar. It can also be applied to the later stages of diabetes to improve the peripheral circulation of diabetic patients. Delays the occurrence of complications of diabetes, can improve the quality of life of patients, and prolong the survival period of patients. Acupuncture therapy provides a new method and new idea for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and finds a safe, convenient, effective, and low-cost auxiliary treatment method for diabetic patients.


Natural Healing Acupuncture Medical Center is the leading TCM medical center since 2005, providing world-class acupuncture and TCM treatments. Call 043483896 or WhatsApp 971544283720 to make an appointment with one of the TCM Doctors.

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