About 29 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes, an illness that is becoming increasingly common and is also highly preventable. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2030 the number of people with diabetes worldwide will double from the current 380 million people who currently suffer from the disease.
Researches have shown Acupuncture to be beneficial in multiple ways when it comes to reducing symptoms of diabetes. A research study found an increase in the insulin level in the plasma of a group of overweight women who were given electro acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been thought to help diabetes due to improving circulation and local levels of nitrogen. A study published in 2006 compared acupuncture and pharmacological therapy and found that acupuncture was more effective in decreasing glucose and cholesterol levels than pharmacotherapy alone.
Another study in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice looked at diabetic patients with chronic painful peripheral neuropathy over the course of a year and found that 77% of patients saw significant improvement in their symptoms.
Unlike prescription medication, acupuncture has almost no side effects and is completely natural. The treatment is painless, and along with treating your illness, acupuncture can leave you feeling relaxed and calm. Click here to learn more on our blog how acupuncture can help with diabetes or give me a call for advice.
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