Diabetes, Blood Sugar Dysregulation & Acupuncture
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, digestion and balanced blood sugar are the central aspect of health. Diabetes a condition of blood sugar dysregulation and lowered glucose sensitivity. Diabetes is primarily caused by decreased function of the pancreas, however every cell of the body is involved in glucose metabolism, so all body systems are effected. Type 2 diabetes, also called adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition caused by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. If the right action is taken, many people can reverse the condition by eating the right foods and starting a structured plan of acupuncture and herbal medicine.
How can acupuncture benefit diabetic patients?
Scientific study over the in the past 12 years has shown that acupuncture treatment can benefit diabetic persons in the following ways:
- Lower blood glucose levels
- Lower the release of pancreatic enzymes
- Improve motor nerve function
- Improve circulation and heart contraction
- Reverse antheroscelerosis of the legs
- Increase cell growth and neuropeptide Y levels.
Meridian Health Clinic specializes in the treatment of digestive conditions – some of the conditions that are well-addressed with acupuncture treatment include:
In addition to acupuncture, Chinese herbs can improve blood sugar dsyregulation. Our clinic specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute digestive disorders, including diabetes.
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