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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

  • Inhibit inflammation


Please contact my office to find out how TCM can benefit your life.

Man checking his blood sugar


Firouzjaei, A., Li, G. C., Wang, N., Liu, W. X., & Zhu, B. M. (2016). Comparative evaluation of the therapeutic effect of metformin monotherapy with metformin and acupuncture combined therapy on weight loss and insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients. Nutrition & diabetes, 6(5), e209. Liu, M., Chen, J., Ren, Q., Zhu, W., Yan, D., Nie, H., Chen, X., & Zhou, X. (2019). Acupuncture and related techniques for type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review protocol. Medicine, 98(2), e14059. Pan, H., Huang, H., Zhang, L., Ma, S., Yang, H., & Wang, H. (2019). "Adjusting internal organs and dredging channel" electroacupuncture treatment prevents the development of diabetic peripheral neuropathy by downregulating glucose-related protein 78 (GRP78) and caspase-12 in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. Journal of diabetes, 11(12), 928–937.

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