Diabetes Acupuncture Treatment
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease wherein the body is unable to properly metabolize sugar. More than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Diabetes can be fatal condition and often leads to disability and damage to organs, blood vessels and nerves. Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) is the main symptom of the disease. The percentage of people with diabetes is rising rapidly as obesity increases. Complications of diabetes include blindness, heart disease, circulation problems, kidney disease, eye disease and erectile dysfunction.
Chinese Medicine Patterns
Chinese medicine considers diabetes to be a “Thirsting and Wasting” disease that is caused by deficiencies in the kidney/adrenal, pancreas and lung organ/glandular systems. The key symptoms include thirst, weight loss or gain, fatigue, and sugar in the urine. There are many different TCM disease patterns that can develop for diabetics and a differential Chinese medicine diagnosis is necessary to determine the exact syndrome. Yin deficiency is a common pattern in diabetes and is caused by stress, overeating and fatigue. Heat and dryness in the lungs and stomach are also common patterns.
How effective is acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Diabetes?
We aim to control the blood sugar without using any medication. Perhaps diet control and life style straightening plays role part in recovery. According to our experience, TCM therapy can successfully treat diabetes by treating from their deficiencies, in order to enhance the general condition, therefore to prevent and treat diabetes complication. For those patient with strict diet and regular exercise, it is possible to stop all the medication after 6 months – one year therapy.