Diabetes Treated with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Millions of people are living with diabetes. Acupuncture has been increasingly recognized as a powerful adjuvant in lowering blood sugar, improving gastric emptying, and lessening neuropathic pain. Recent studies conducted in China suggest that acupuncture does:
Protect pancreatic islet function,
Improve insulin resistance,
Regulate the intestinal flora, and
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