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
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.
St 36, St 37
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.