Acupuncture treatments have a direct effect on our digestive system including pancreatic function, nervous system, blood circulation and our metabolism. All of these are effected by diabetes. Acupuncture points are chosen based on your current symptoms, medical history, type of diabetes and stage of diabetes advancement. Treatments and acupuncture points selected are highly differentiated from individual to individual. A course of acupuncture therapy for diabetes is typically longer because with acupuncture we are looking to get your body healthy enough where the management of your diabetes is not a issue.
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A study conducted in Dubai studied 60 diabetic patients. They divided them randomly into two groups: the acupuncture group (38 patients) and the control group (22 patients). Both groups followed a regulated diet during the study, but one group received acupuncture at three points. The treatment was administered 30 days. Among the 22 participants who took usual Diabetes-prescribed drugs, there were 12 cases rated as effectively treated and 8 cases as markedly effective. However 20 of them showed serious side effects such as kidney malfunction. On the acupuncture group 27 patients were treated successful and 11 needed more treatment and none of the 38 patients showed any side effect.
Another report showed that the patients receiving acupuncture experience a decline in cholesterol, triglycerides, and beta-lipoproteins. The drop in triglycerides was most substantial, at around 20% after one month of treatment. There was also a significant improvement in nail-fold microcirculation, which is a measurement of blood circulation through capillary beds. Both these results indicate improvement in the cardiovascular system. Also, among those who were using insulin, the amount needed after the 30 days of acupuncture declined; in a couple of those cases, the insulin could be stopped altogether.
Acupuncture treatments have been show to
- balance endocrine function
- trigger the body to start balancing the blood glucose levels
- improve microcirculation and heart function
- enhance blood outflow and regulate vascular peripheral resistance
- obliterate antheroscelerosis of the legs
- help diabetic peripheral neuropathy(nerve pain/tingling)
- help prevent cardiovascular diseases
There is no cure for diabetes but acupuncture can help you manage your diabetes alone or along side your current diabetes management method. Chinese medicine works wonderfully in conjunction with Western medical care. Acupuncture is not a replacement for getting treatment by your doctor and does not replace medicines and/or insulin. All Western medicines should continue to be taken along with the Acupuncture treatments.