Diabetes

Understanding a complex condition related with diabetes

The body gets its energy from food through the process of digestion. Food is broken down Into glucose or sugar which passes into the bloodstream. Then the glucose is moved into muscle, fat, and liver cells by the hormone insulin, which is Produced by the pancreas. However, if you have diabetes, your body either does not produce Enough insulin, or doesn’t respond to it properly, and this leads to high levels of sugar in the Blood.  Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can cause serious complications if left untreated, including blindness, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, amputations, and nerve damage. 

diabetesHow Acupuncture can help diabetes?

Diabetes can be managed through self-care, nutrition, and medication. Another safe, effective approach to managing diabetes and it’s symptoms is acupuncture. Acupuncture and Traditional Eastern Medicine (TEM) help promote health and well-being. Both can be used safely along with your current medical treatment to provide the best results for you.

In treating diabetes, Eastern medicine offers a way to address each patient individually to eliminate the symptoms associated with diabetes and reduce the need for insulin.  We may choose to use a variety of techniques during treatment including acupuncture, Herbal medicine, lifestyle and food recommendations and energetic exercises. The treatment for diabetes will focus on regulating the circulation of blood and Qi and balancing the organ systems to improve pancreatic function and address internal heat and the depletion of fluids.

Acupuncture and TEM can help put you on the path to a healthier lifestyle.  Since diabetes has an impact on every part of your body,  it makes sense to try a therapy that takes a holistic, or Whole-body, approach to health.

During treatment, fine, sterile needles will be inserted in specific acupuncture points along the Meridian pathways in order to restore the flow of Qi and nourish Yin.  This can ultimately relieve symptoms, improve pancreatic function and control blood sugar levels.  We will also work to resolve other imbalances or concerns that may be complicating Your condition, and can help with common symptoms such as pain. In addition to acupuncture care, We may offer recommendations for dietary changes, exercise plans, and herbal remedies. Acupuncture and TEM address each patient’s individual needs in eliminating symptoms and Potentially reduce the need for medication.  The best approach to controlling your diabetes Is to work with a team of health care providers who can address the many aspects of Diabetes.  Including an acupuncturist to your team-and working together to manage your Diabetes-can have lasting benefits and help you live a healthy, active life.