Type 2 Diabetes – Traditional Chinese Medicine to Help Control Diabetes

Diabetes is prevalent, especially in Western countries. However, this does not mean Eastern medicine can not help control this disease. Traditional Chinese medicine can do much that would not normally be achieved by taking medications prescribed by your doctor.

The Chinese believe an imbalance within the flow of your Qi causes diabetes. The Qi is the organs and meridians responsible for maintaining good health. Some call it the life force. An imbalance creates heat within the body, causing such symptoms as:

  • lethargy,
  • unexplained weight loss,
  • oveating,
  • fatigue,
  • excessive thirst and urination,
  • slow healing of wounds,
  • blurry vision, and
  • mood changes.

Chinese medicine has treated diabetes for more than two millennia. People are different and so the remedies have to change according to each patient. However, the guiding principles remain the same.

The aim is to rebalance the Qi / life force so your body can cope properly. Treatment can involve:

  • acupuncture,
  • exercise,
  • Chinese herbal remedies,
  • meditation, and
  • dietary changes.

The treatment will help get your blood flowing properly so oxygen travels to each part of your body and your internal temperature comes back into balance as you replenish lost fluids.

Chinese medicine looks at the body as a whole instead of simply targeting one particular spot. It's only bringing the body back into alignment that health can be improved.

The body has 12 meridians that match up with 12 organs. Your Qi must flow in the right order through your meridians to maintain good health. When one or more are out of sequence, acupuncture can be used to fix the problem. Needles are inserted into some of the 361 various acupuncture points along your meridians to help make your Qi flow properly. Magnets, acupressure and lasers can also do the same job if needs either or not work or if you have a phobia about them.

In Chinese medicine, the blood nourishes your organs and tissues. It's when you have congealed or insufficient blood that problems occur. Blood that conicals can cause pain, cysts, tumors and swelling in organs (eg your liver, spleen or heart.)

Apart from blood, fluids such as tears, sweat, urine and saliva moisten both the interior and exterior parts of your body. When there's not enough fluid, you may become hot and feel drier than normal. The lungs, kidneys and spleen are responsible for distributing fluids to where they're needed.

Qigong is another type of Chinese medicine that can help with many diseases. It's primary focus is to balance the link between mind and body. Meditation and breathing techniques are used to calm you and enable you to feel better. Your mind can do remarkable things if it's focused properly.

Having diabetes should not mean you only rely on western medicine. Eastern medicine can help provided you follow the proper protocols the same way you would for western medicine. Always have an open mind towards any treatment that can help you because you never know what will or will not work and, if it's not dangerous, you have nothing to lose.

Source by Beverleigh H Piepers

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