In recent years, acupuncture has gained popularity at our Edina acupuncture clinic as a complementary therapy for diabetes. The above video is an interview with one of our diabetic patients who is making progress. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to regulate blood glucose levels. Acupuncture can be a useful tool for managing diabetes, and it offers many benefits to people with this condition.
One of the significant benefits of acupuncture is its ability to reduce blood sugar levels. Acupuncture can stimulate the pancreas, which produces insulin, to release more insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are high, the pancreas produces insulin to lower the levels. Acupuncture can help stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin, which can help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Acupuncture can also help improve blood circulation in people with diabetes. Diabetes can cause poor blood circulation, which can lead to nerve damage, slow wound healing, peripheral neuropathy and other complications. Acupuncture can help increase blood flow to the extremities, which can help reduce the risk of nerve damage and improve wound healing.
Another benefit of acupuncture is its ability to reduce inflammation in your body. Inflammation is a common problem for people with diabetes, and it can contribute to complications such as cardiovascular disease and kidney damage. Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation by stimulating the immune system and promoting the release of anti-inflammatory hormones.
Acupuncture can also help reduce stress and anxiety, which are common problems for people with diabetes. Stress and anxiety can cause blood sugar levels to rise, making it more challenging to manage diabetes. Acupuncture can help reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and releasing feel-good hormones such as endorphins.
No Side Effects Compared To Medications
Many diabetes medications can have side effects such as weight gain, nausea, muscle aches, and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Acupuncture has no side effects and can be used as a complementary therapy to reduce the need for medication.
In conclusion, acupuncture can be an effective complementary therapy for people with diabetes. It offers many benefits, including reducing blood sugar levels, improving blood circulation, reducing inflammation, and reducing stress and anxiety.
Life doesn’t wait! You deserve to feel better, now. At our Edina Acupuncture Clinic we treat diabetes with acupuncture, a healthy diet and Chinese herbs. If you have diabetes and are interested in trying acupuncture call us 952-831-8080 or go to our contact page.