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  • Writer's pictureCat Calhoun

Diabetes Type 2

Type 2 diabetes is a preventable (and reversible) chronic disease that stems from poor diet choices and a sedentary lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes used to occur in people over the age of 40, but has been found more and more frequently in younger people - even kids. Recent research has strongly suggested that this too-young-occurrence of Type 2 to high fructose corn syrup.

A fasting blood glucose test is the gold standard for determining this disease. And it generally needs to be repeated to get a good, reliable diagnosis.

Acupuncture Protocol for Type 2 Diabetes

Left side:

  • Tian Mi or Tian Wei (TCM Extra Point) This is an extra point between the Lu 7 and LI 5 points. This is generally used in a quit-smoking treatment, but it's also very good at controlling blood sugar.

  • Xia San Huang

  • St 36, St 37

Right side:

  • Huo Ying, Huo Zhu, and Liver 6* *Master Tung’s Liver 6 is needled right next to the bone along the Spleen channel. Use your fingernail to locate the margin of the bone and slide the needle right next to it.

  • Gb 34, Gb 39

Herbal medicine therapy is complex and is beyond the scope of this post. Check out Evergreen's Equilibrium as a good patent formula for diabetes. The true fix for type 2 diabetes is diet and lifestyle changes. Acupuncture and herbal therapy will help buy time for the patient to make changes, but those changes are the cure.

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