Diabetes is caused primarily by dysfunction of the pancreas. Treatment of diabetes with acupuncture has been effective in lowering blood glucose levels, especially in individuals with type 2, non-insulin dependent diabetes, the most common form of the diseases. It has also been proven to be helpful in decreasing cholesterol levels and reducing medical complications, such as cardiovascular diseases. Acupuncture treatment enhances blood outflow, regulates vascular peripheral resistance, increases cell proliferation and prevents the slowing down of motor nerve conduction.

Even acupuncture treatment for diabetes is more effective for those individuals who have had diabetes for only a few years, are younger, and have a milder symptoms; it will relieve major symptoms, such as excessive thirst, over-eating and excessive urination. Acupuncture points will be chosen based on a review of the diabetic’s medical history and specific stage of diabetes advancement. Treatments and acupuncture points selected are customized from individual to individual.

Diabetes is often treated at Sun Wellness Acupuncture with a combination of acupuncture and Eastern herbal formulas that reduce blood glucose level, such as Bai Hu Jia Ren Shen Tang, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, Yu Quan Wan, and Fang Feng Tong Sheng San. The herb Ginseng, found in several herbal formulas that treat diabetes, plays a significant role in lowering glucose levels.