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This TCM Physician Explains How Acupuncture Can Help With Diabetes

This TCM Physician Explains How Acupuncture Can Help With Diabetes

Diabetes is often managed through Western medicine, insulin, and blood sugar monitoring to treat and monitor for chronic problems brought on by the disease. However, did you know that Traditional Chinese Medicine can also be used to help with diabetes and other similar illnesses?

Registered TCM physician Chen Yan Fang has a strong passion for gua sha, tui na, and other kinds of TCM treatments. She was featured on DoctorxDentist Sessions recently and gave her tips on the philosophy of TCM treatment as well as methods for managing diabetes. Here's what she said.

731 views 8 Apr 2019
Having increased thirst and frequent urination can be a symptom of having higher than normal blood sugar level (i.e. diabetes mellitus). Diabetes mellitus is the most common medical cause of increased thirst and frequent urination. It is caused by insufficient production of insulin ...
11 Mar 2019

When Does Diabetes Affect Your Kidneys And How Do You Manage It?

When Does Diabetes Affect Your Kidneys And How Do You Manage It?

People with diabetes have a greater risk of developing other chronic problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet, and nerves. 

Amongst all, your kidneys are especially vulnerable. If you don't control your blood sugar levels well, it can ultimately lead to kidney failure. 

Dr Francisco Salcido-Ochoa, who specialises in treating chronic kidney diseases, explains how diabetes can cause kidney failure and what you can do about it.

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Diabetes mellitus is caused by insufficient insulin production from the pancreas. This results in high blood glucose levels before and especially after meals. Individuals with diabetes need to modify their diet regimens so that together with increased physical activity and blood ...
17 Jan 2019
I would advise your aunt to lower her sugar and carbohydrates intake, and to include whole grains in her meals instead of refined carbohydrates. She can choose wholemeal bread instead of white bread, and brown rice instead of white rice. On top of controlling her carbohydrate int...
16 Jan 2019
Cupping is a form of TCM treatment which involves the use of heat and glass cups to create a suction force on the skin. This aims to increase the circulation of Qi and Blood, and remove external pathogenic factors like Cold, Heat and Dampness from the body. It is typically used t...
16 Jan 2019
Pre-diabetes can be seen as the early stage of diabetes. Pre-diabetes is the stage where your blood sugar levels are higher than the normal range but have not reached the diabetic range. It is not a disease on its own, but rather viewed as an increased risk for diabetes. Both pre...
16 Jan 2019
Abnormal blood sugar levels, whether pre-diabetes or diabetes, are seen as a result of disharmony in the body’s Yin and Yang, and the malfunctioning of our five organs. A TCM physician will assess your condition by asking you about your general well-being and other symptoms th...
16 Jan 2019
We know that the treatment principle is to replenish Yin and clear Heat. Hence, the acupoints selected would follow this principle. You can use these 3 acupoints found on your legs. First would be Di Ji on the inside of the calf. This is located around 4 fingers-width from the...
16 Jan 2019
Diabetes is closely related to the condition ‘Xiao Ke’ in TCM. It is characterized by the four primary symptoms – excessive thirst, excessive thirst, excessive hunger, excessive urination and unexplained weight loss. Since both types of diabetes can present with...
16 Jan 2019
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