Treating Diabetes

countryside waterbucket China Eisenstark
China countryside 1995
  • Chinese Medicine can help treat symptoms of type 2 diabetes with acupuncture and herbal formulas. Acupuncture treatments can improve circulatory problems and slow down the process of inflammation, pain, and swelling associated with diabetes and neuropathy.


  • I’ve found that acupuncture is very effective in reversing neuropathy commonly found in long-term diabetics. Once a person has started a series of treatments with acupuncture and herbs patients we hope to see that fluctuations in the blood sugar levels tend to stabilize.
  • Herbs are a vital part of treating diabetes in Chinese medicine. It is important to say that there is no single “diabetes herb” or one “diabetes pill”. One should really consult with an experienced herbalist to get the best group of herbs for you. What is good for your friend or relative might not be best for you.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3662109/  and a quote from it: It is evident that many TCM/TIM herbs possess anti-DM activities by interacting with various proven drug targets where Western drugs interact. Because of their empirically known oral efficacy and safety profiles, nutritional supplement status, multiple components for multiple drug targets, low cost, and easy access, TCM/TIM herbs such as ginseng, mulberry, and Radix coptidis are excellent candidates for long-term use for the prevention and treatment of T2DM. During the development stage, product standardization, quality control and assurance, placebo-controlled and randomized clinical trials are essential components that need to be perfected in order to translate their potential into a reality that millions of people could benefit upon.