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Herbal Medicine for Diabetes


How does Herbal Medicine help with Diabetes?

Diabetes is already the top five among the top ten causes of death in China, and the number is gradually rising, with an annual increase of 25,000 people. Diabetes is a “chronic” disease. When the body is in a state of high blood sugar for a long time, it is easy to increase the risk of complications including cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, and retinopathy, and seriously endanger one’s own health.

Many diabetic patients do not want to take western medicine for a long time but want to switch to traditional Chinese medicine for treatment. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners said that overall, modern Chinese medicine can indeed prescribe the right medicine to help diabetic patients control blood sugar and improve related symptoms.

Chinese medicine can also cure diabetes! Modern technical assistance makes treatment more comprehensive
T modern TCM can diagnose patients’ symptoms through cloud cases and evidence-based medicine, and with appropriate prescriptions, can improve symptoms.

Diabetes is manifested in the high concentration of glucose in the blood, and the key lies in the sensitivity and regulation of the body’s blood sugar to insulin. Apart from the fact that type 1 diabetes is genetically inherited, most people are type 2 diabetes mellitus with acquired metabolic disorders. Many people still suffer from dry mouth, thirst, fatigue, weakness, sweating and other discomforts even if their blood sugar is well controlled. In addition, if a diabetic suffers from kidney disease, eye disease and neuropathy, etc., it can also be improved through traditional Chinese medicine moxibustion, ear acupuncture treatment and scalp acupuncture.”Clinically, ginseng, yam, Astragalus, Poria, Ophiopogon japonicus, Shengdi, Shudi, Trichosandra, gypsum, Anemarrhena, etc. are all traditional Chinese medicines that are often used to treat diabetes,” Diabetic patients should seek qualified Chinese medicine practitioners. , Prescribe the right medicine according to individual symptoms and constitution.
If people with diabetes want to use Chinese and Western medicine for treatment together, or to replace Western medicine with Chinese medicine, they must remember to inform their doctor and do not stop taking the medicine on their own. Because Chinese and Western medicine may interact, affecting the effect of disease control.

Four major course of diabetes mellitus

From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, the course of type 2 diabetes includes “depression, heat, deficiency and damage”.

In the initial symptoms of “depression and heat”, patients often show “hot” symptoms, such as thirst and polydipsia, frequent urination, increased appetite, easy hunger, irritability, constipation, heat intolerance, sweating, restlessness, insomnia, and head bloating. , dizziness, repeated vaginitis, urethritis, dermatitis and many other atypical symptoms.

In the initial stage, the body functions are in a state of excessive excitement, causing the islet cells to secrete excessively. In the long run, the islet cells will gradually become tired or even exhausted, and eventually they will not be able to secrete enough insulin and must rely on insulin injections for treatment.

Chen Jianxiong further explained that the key direction of early treatment is to “clear heat and purify fire”, cut off the state of overexcited bodily functions, allow the pancreas to rest properly, and prolong the “life span” of islet cells.

Three keys to daily maintenance of diabetes to avoid complications

Diabetes is often accompanied by many symptoms. Typical symptoms include eating too much, drinking too much, urinating too much, blurred vision, dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, or slow recovery from wounds, itchy skin, etc. Serious complications such as blindness, myocardial infarction, stroke, amputation or kidney dialysis.
Recommendations of the following precautions for blood sugar control:

  1. Diet: High-fiber, low-sugar, and low-fat foods are the mainstays. All kinds of fried foods should be eaten less or not. Other ingredients such as popcorn, nuts, leeks, peppers, garlic, etc. that help heat and hurt the yin should also be Eating less, in addition to drinking less alcohol and quitting smoking can also help control blood sugar.
  2. Acupoint health care: Massage the Yinlingquan and Taixi points on the feet, and press the left and right sides for five minutes in turn, which not only lowers blood sugar, but also promotes blood circulation in the lower limbs.
  3. Daily tea: drink two to three times a week. If you take western medicine at the same time, you can drink it after two hours.. 

Diabetes is caused by bad habits, life adjustment is more important

Diabetes can be said to be a disease caused by “bad habits”. In addition to conditioning through traditional Chinese medicine, daily changes are also necessary. adjusting in the following three directions can not only reverse the initial stage of the disease, but also develop a healthy lifestyle.

Change eating habits: Many people have no concept of healthy eating. They often eat instant noodles, bread, fried, processed foods, etc., but ignore the importance of fruits and vegetables. The occurrence of diabetes is related to excessive intake of refined sugars and metabolic syndrome caused by obesity. Only by eating the right foods and reducing blood sugar fluctuations can we stay away from the threat of diabetes.

Develop an exercise habit: Studies have shown that regular exercise and aerobic exercise can improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control. However, if you are too tired to walk due to being overweight, or your body is heavy and your knees are easily injured by exercising, you might as well start with walking and brisk walking, and develop exercise habits bit by bit; or seek medical help for a personal exercise prescription Sign, determine the intensity of exercise, and persevere to be effective.

Regulate the state of body and mind: obesity leads to low self-esteem, social difficulties, and even depression symptoms. If you are under stress for a long time and lack of family support and company, the situation may become more severe. Unconsciously overeating, you may enter a vicious circle again. At this time, proper stress relief and good sleep are also very important.

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