Diabetes Neuropathy and complications
Diabetes itself won’t kill people, but its complications such as neuropathy, gangrene, kidney and heart failure, etc. New research concludes that acupuncture dramatically improves the effects of a diabetes medication for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. This condition includes signs and symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning and/or electric sensations of the extremities.
Acupuncture is an ancient art that Chinese people have been using for thousands of years in treating all kinds of health related problems. Although in US, acupuncture is best known for its ability in reducing pain, the technique is actually very effective in managing problems associated with many severe diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. It does not conflict with modern medical treatment of any conditions. Therefore, every member of our society should be made aware of such a wonderful technique!
For diabetes, acupuncture can directly lower the level of blood sugar. In particular, acupuncture is very effective in handling issues related to the complications of diabetes such as neuropathy. I had a patient, for example, who had to kick wall every morning so as to feel where his feet were. This is because he virtually lost sensation of his feet due to severe neuropathy. With one single treatment by acupuncture, when he walked out of my clinic, he knew where his feet were.
Other examples include none healing skin sores in diabetic patients. Acupuncture can help to quickly heal the sores by promoting circulations around the lesions. The terminal stages of diabetic complication often involve amputation of legs of patients. However, if acupuncture treatment is employed early enough, it is very likely that the legs of patients can be saved.
Acupuncture is superbly effective for relaxation. It is very useful in alleviating common problems associated with severe diseases such as anxiety and depression!! It achieves so without using drugs and with virtually no side effects such as addiction.
Last but not the least, acupuncture is very effective in weight management. Obesity, as a national pandemic, plays a very important role in the process of diabetes.
Overall, acupuncture is a very safe and effective method for helping diabetic patients in many aspects. So, if you are diabetic, and
- you want to lose weight,
- you want to regain the sensation on your feet,
- you want to heal the lingering sores on your skin,
- or you simply don’t want to lose your leg eventually,
acupuncture is an ideal option for you!!