Treating Diabetes With Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective way to cure diabetes without any drugs. It is also a common approach to treating diabetes in China.
It is achieved through activating definite pressure points in the body, which helps in controlling the symptoms of diabetes by managing various metabolic activities and helps in maintaining the insulin level in the body.

Type II diabetes can be effectively treated through acupuncture.
However, make sure the procedure is performed by professionals.

Mentioned below are 4 important acupressure points for treating diabetes :

Acupoint massages

Massage  each acupoint for 3 to 4 minutes, as frequently as you like. They help  to address different TCM syndromes associated with diabetes. They can be done on one or both limbs.

MASSSAGE 1 : NEIGUAN (内关)

What it does: Regulate qi throughout the body.

Use a finger to feel for the two tendons on the wrist of the other hand.

Acupoint 1 : Neiguan

Mark out the area that is approximately one-sixth the distance from the wrist to the elbow, then identify the acupoint that lies between these two tendons.

Massage this acupoint with a finger, or pinch this point with your
thumb and index finger.

Alternatively, you can use the tip of a pen to do the massage.

 

MASSSAGE 2 : ZUSANLI (足三里)

What it does: Promote qi circulation in the stomach meridian to resolve bloatedness, excessive hunger and tiredness.

足三里

Identify the hollow point of the outer knee.

 

zusanli

Place four fingers below this point.

 

Just below the level of your little finger,  identify the point that is about one thumb’s width from the tibia (shin bone).

You should feel a bit of soreness when you massage this point.

 

 

MASSSAGE 3 : SANYINJIAO(三阴交)

What it does: Eliminate blood stasis.

三阴交1

三阴交1

Identify the highest spot on the inner ankle.

 

三阴交

三阴交

Place four fingers above this point.

 

三阴交

三阴交

Identify another spot above the topmost finger and behind the tibia (shin bone).

Massage this acupoint with a finger. You should feel a bit of soreness when you press on this point.

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MASSSAGE 4: TAIXI (太溪)

What it does: Nourish kidneys to alleviate excessive urination, thirst and urinary incontinence.

 

The Tai Xi acupressure point

The Tai Xi acupressure point

Identify the hollow point between your inner ankle and edge of the tendon adjacent to it.   Massage this point.

acupoint

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