In most countries of the world, especially in Western countries, diabetes is a very serious problem. Modern Western medicine is mainly used to address this disease but this doesn’t mean Eastern medicine isn’t reliable in controlling or even curing this disease. TCM or Traditional Chinese medicine actually can be a more effective treatment for diabetes compared to the drugs prescribed by a doctor.
According to TCM, an imbalance affecting the movement of one’s Chi in the body causes diabetes. The Chi, which is sometimes called the ‘life force,’ is the energy channels (meridians) and organs responsible for sustaining good health. An imbalance produces heat inside the body, resulting in such symptoms as:
• Unexplained loss of weight
• Slow healing of wounds
• Mood changes
• Fatigue, tiredness
• Excessive thirst
• Foggy vision
For over two thousand years, Chinese medicine has been treating diabetes. Since people have different constitutions, treatments may vary according to patient. However, the governing principles remain the same.
The objective is to resort balance to the life force/Chi in order for the body function properly. Treatment may include:
• Dietary changes
• Chinese herbal therapy
The therapy can help get your blood circulating smoothly so that your internal temperature returns to balance and oxygen can travel to each part of your body as you regain lost fluids.
Chinese medicine is a holistic treatment which means practitioners looks at your body as a whole rather than simply focusing on one spot. Only by brining the body back into alignment can health be restored.
The human body has 12 meridians that correspond to the 12 major organs. A person’s Chi must circulate properly through the meridians to maintain wellbeing. Acupuncture can be used to repair the problem when one or more are meridians out of sequence. To help make your Chi circulate smoothly, needles need to be inserted into some of the 361 various acupuncture points along the meridians. If needles won’t work or if you are scared of them lasers, acupressure, and magnets can also do the same job.
In Chinese medicine, the blood feeds your tissues and organs. Problems only occur when you have insufficient or congealed blood. Blood that coagulates can result in swelling, tumors, cysts, swelling, and pain in the organs (e.g. your heart, spleen, or liver).
Aside from blood, saliva, urine, sweat, tears, and other fluids moisten both the external and interior parts of your body. You may feel drier than normal and become hot when there’s not enough fluid in your body. The spleen, kidneys, and lungs are responsible for allocating fluids on areas where they’re needed.
One other form of Chinese medicine that can help treat various diseases is Qigong. It’s mainly used to balance the connection between body and mind. To calm people and make them feel better breathing techniques and meditation may be used. If it’s focused properly, your mind can potentially perform remarkable things.
If you have diabetes you don’t have to necessarily rely on western medications. If you follow the correct protocols the same way you would for Western medicine, Eastern medicine can be very good and effective alternative. Towards any treatment that can help, always keep an open mind towards any because you’ll never know what will or won’t work. You have nothing to lose so long as it’s not dangerous.
You can take control of type 2 diabetes and take back your health. This is not a disease you have to live with. Traditional Chinese medicine can potentially be the answer you’ve been waiting for.