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.
Yes, absolutely, acupuncture would help in balancing blood sugar and supporting the organs that regulate digestion and blood sugar. I’ve personally seen diabetic patients in my own practice whose signs and symptoms began to turn around quickly, if they were committed to eating well for their condition.
Travis Buckmaster, L.Ac., PC
So, the bad news is that with diabetes, we are our own worst enemies, and we often cause the disease by what we eat. The good news is that this means that we can have a great deal of control over the disease by lifestyle changes, and acupuncture can be part of that lifestyle change.
Amy Gendron, AP
Dr. Maryam Mansouri, Lac. OMD.
1. you need to exercise 4-6 time a week.
2. You Must change your diet to a vegetarian diet. eating lots of green vegetables and drinking their juice. remove all processed sugar and limit your carb intake to once a week.
Yours in Health!
If this is the case, acupuncture can help manage the side effects of any drugs you may be prescribed. Additionally, some recent studies of acupuncture in weight loss have shown that it can help regulate insulin levels to a degree.
The extent to which acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine can help is going to largely depend on your individual presentation. Where are your fasting glucose and a1c levels? Are you experiencing any other diabetic symptoms (peripheral neuropathy and so on)? What drug(s) is/are being recommended by your physician? How open are you to dietary modification and how well can you stick to those changes?
Chinese medicine also has herbal formulas that can help the body regulate the organ function and allow your symptoms to reduce. We also have some dietary suggestions, food therapy, physical activity modalities, etc.
Find a practitioner that is comfortable treating your condition, one that you feel comfortable with and see if it is right for you.
For diabetes, from western medicine, body has trouble produce insulin, so it will be treated adding insulin to the body to help with glucose metabolism, for Chinese medicine, diabetes is mostly caused by imbalance of yin and yang, we use acupuncture and herbs to try to balance the body to help the insulin producing and faster the glucose metabolism.