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About Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus(DM), or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. < Definition from WIKI>

What kind of Symptoms in Diabetes?

  • 3P : polyuria (frequent urination) / polydipsia (increased thirst) / polyphagia (increased hunger)
  • Glycosuria
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue/Lethargy
  • Weight loss

Diabetes with Acupuncture?

Treatment of diabetes with acupuncture has been effective in reducing blood sugar levels. Acupuncture can also help diabetics in the following ways:

Attenuate symptoms of polyphagia, (impulse to overeat), polydipsia, (excessive thirst), enhance blood outflow and regulate vascular peripheral resistance, increase cell proliferation, and prevent slowing of motor nerve conduction.

Acupuncture treatment can also reduce the prolonged healing time of diabetic non-healing skin wounds such as ulcers.