Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture

Did you know diabetes is the most common health problem in the world today? It can affect people of all ages and lead to severe health conditions such as heart diseases, stroke, and more. Diabetes is of two types – Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 can be developed at any age, which means the pancreas doesn't produce the hormone insulin the way it should, and its exact cause is unknown. Meanwhile, Type 2 diabetes is the most common as one in ten Americans suffers from it. It takes some time and can be developed over the years due to a lack of insulin production. The cells do not respond appropriately, making the pancreas work harder to create more insulin. Nowadays, we have prediabetes, where the person does not have diabetes, but the blood sugar levels are so high and on the verge of becoming diabetic.

Many people might be living with prediabetes and diabetes without noticing it for years unless it escalates to an extreme level. Some of the early signs include:

  • Feeling hungry, thirsty, and tired all the time
  • Blurry vision
  • Dry or itchy skin or sore eyes
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Injuries and cuts take a longer time to heal
  • Excessive sweating
  • Pain and numbness in the legs or feet
  • Acupuncture for Diabetes: What are the Benefits

    Modern-day acupuncture has become popular and used to treat a variety of conditions. However, the origin goes back to the ancient Chinese medicine-based approach in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points throughout the body. Our body channels or 12 significant meridians (pathways) carry vital energy or "qi" (pronounced chee). Qi must flow freely to keep the body in a good state of health. Many practitioners suggest that acupuncture has been beneficial in treating Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can happen from hormonal imbalance in the endocrine system, and acupuncture needles stimulate the same endorphins, releasing positive energy.

    If you are careful and determined in your efforts, you can manage diabetes. Research suggests that acupuncture treatment can help increase insulin production and help with fasting and after-eating blood sugar levels. It can also help treat other conditions by improving glucose levels, such as signs related to nerve problems and blurry vision.

    With the right amount of nutrition and regular exercise, we can treat your condition. A healthy diet is a part of acupuncture treatment. We ensure you can maintain normal blood sugar levels with a balanced diet throughout the day.

    Some of the benefits of acupuncture in diabetes treatment are:

  • Feeling hungry, thirsty, and tired all the time
  • It may reduce pain – Acupuncture stimulates endorphins that trigger positive feelings in the body.
  • It may help regulate blood sugar levels – Acupuncture may also help regulate hormone that signals your body to feel stressed. In this way, the treatment can balance the body parts that can't regulate your sugar levels on their own.
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