Acupuncture Treatment for Diabetes
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), such as
acupuncture, is gaining ground among Western cultures, as the diabetes
epidemic is quickly becoming the predominant Western health care
concern. In most cases, acupuncture treats the complications of diabetes, such as poor circulation and nerve damage, but may have very little effect in actually delaying the onset of diabetes.
Acupuncture is most often used in conjunction with diabetes
treatments to improve blood circulation. Improving blood circulation
has a host of positive effects on the body and can help reduce many
common diabetes complications, including nerve damage, foot problems, vision problems and leg pain.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that involves
inserting very thin needles (now stimulated with an electrical charge) that are 4-25 mm in length into specific
areas of the body. The areas of the body are believed to correspond
with certain health conditions and bodily functions. There are over 500
acupuncture points alone for the pancreas, including points on the
ears. As such, acupuncture specialists spend many years perfecting and
studying the ancient craft.
The is a report from the Internet Journal of the Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventative Health Care” at the following URL that describes how traditional Chinese approaches are used to treat diabetes : http://www.itmonline.org/journal/arts/diabetes.htm