There are many different patterns for diabetes according to traditional chinese medicine. We would have to see you and ask you a series of questions to better understand what the root cause is.
We do suggest that you go in for a "tune-up" from time to time to make sure your body and systems stay balanced.
Just like your car needs an oil change to prevent it from breaking down and having more issues. Acupuncture can be compared to this analogy.
Acupuncture absolutely helps with asthma. Either acute or long-term. We will usually look into some digestive issues as well and they are usually related. They have an internal-external relationship according to Chinese medicine.
We will go over nutritional therapy, emotions, i.e. stress, some possible dietary changes and of course the acupuncture therapy.
It depends on what we are treating. Acute symptoms usually resolve themselves quickly. Chronic symptoms need more time and consistency. There will also be some suggested Therapeutic exercise and also life style changes suggested. Acupuncture is a type of medicine that balances your body back out.