Acupuncture for Diabetes / High Blood Sugar
The treatment of Diabetes is one of Dr. Shan Kong’s specialties. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.
How does acupuncture work for Diabetes/High Blood Sugar?
Treatment of diabetes with acupuncture has been effective in reducing blood sugar levels by stimulating β-cell of pancreatic islet to release insulin and resisting the hormones which rise blood glucose. Acupuncture can improve microcirculation/circulation in the body, correct the metabolic disorder of lipid and protein, and prevent/treat peripheral neuropathy. Acupuncture can also reduce the prolonged healing time of diabetic non-healing skin wounds such as ulcers.
Acupuncture is more effective in treating individuals with type 2, non-insulin dependent diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. Acupuncture can attenuate the symptoms of polyphagia, (impulse to overeat), polydipsia, (excessive thirst).
Course of treatment
There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.
For more information please contact Dr. Shan Kong at Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan at (734) 276-3432.