Diabetes is a complex disease dysfunction that includes a number of organs and systems. To simplify though, there are two basic problems the body is experiencing when you have diabetes. First is “insulin resistance” or the body’s inability to use the insulin the pancreas excretes efficiently. The second is a lack of insulin due to pancreas health.
Some symptoms of diabetes may include:
· Extreme Thirst
· Weight loss
· Increased hunger
· Blurred vision
· Frequent urination
· Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
· Frequent skin, bladder or gum infections
· Wounds that don’t heal
· Extreme unexplained fatigue
In some cases there may be no symptoms, this is often the case with type 2 diabetes. You may live months or years without knowing you have the disease. This form comes on so gradually that symptoms may not even be recognized.
Acupuncture and herbs have had a long and successful history at managing and treating diabetes and diabetic symptoms. Acupuncture can directly help support and strengthen the pancreas by increasing blood and energy flow, which in turn increases oxygen and nutrients to the struggling pancreas allowing it to heal and revitalize itself. The needle therapy also has an affect on appetite, which will help you manage your meals and the amount of carbohydrates and sugars you are consuming which in turn will help with some weight loss.
Herbal and nutritional therapy will directly affect the body to re-sensitize the cells to insulin. This will decrease the amount of insulin that the pancreas needs to produce, which helps give it time to heal. Certain herb and herb combination's have been shown to decrease blood glucose such as Astragalus and Ginseng. Often, herbs are used in combination to not only treat the root but also symptoms. Many nutritional supplements such as: Omega 3 and chromium picolinate are very helpful.
Acupuncture, herbs along with diet and lifestyle changes can go a long way in helping you prevent or reverse diabetes.
Since these herbs and supplements can be very strong medicine, I highly recommend you take them under care and supervision of someone knowledgeable in their use and function.The information here is not intended to treat and always seek a trained professional if you have any health concerns.
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