Acupuncture And Diabetes. Manual acupuncture has commonly been used in China either alone or in combination with conventional medicine to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy DPN. Alongside prescribed medications and lifestyle changes acupuncture has been shown to improve diabetes symptoms and reduce patient suffering.
Acupuncture and Diabetes In addition to making the necessary lifestyle changes you can also find help from acupuncture and herbal medicine. A patient with Xiao Ke or wasting and thirsting disease the Traditional Chinese medical term for diabetes is discussed in detail in the Nei Jing a classic Chinese medical book written about 2500 years ago. What is diabetes caused by in Oriental Medicine.
Research has however verified the use of acupuncture to improve painparticularly pain incurred by diabetic neuropathy.
The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review to evaluate the potential benefits and harms of manual acupuncture for DPN to justify its clinical use. In the present paper we review new progress of researches on the underlying mechanism of acupuncture intervention for DM. Acupuncture may also regulate cortisol which is a hormone signaling your body to feel stress. Manual acupuncture has commonly been used in China either alone or in combination with conventional medicine to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy DPN.