TCM Diabetes Treatment Theory

Traditional Chinese Medicine theory classically refers to diabetes as "Wasting & Thirsting disorder", although there is modern research which explicitly uses the term diabetes. Within western medicine there are two main differentiations, Type-I or insulin-dependent diabetes and Type-II or non-insulin dependent diabetes. The course of diabetes can be unpredictable and serious complications may arise. It is best to have the patient check their blood sugar regularly, closely monitor their insulin intake (if applicable) and be in communication with their primary care doctor while undergoing acupuncture treatment.

Within TCM theory diabetes is often related to the Spleen and/or Kidneys. The spleen serves as the foundation of digestion and the transformation of food and this functionality is weakened in most cases of diabetes.

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