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Applying gentle pressure on precise acupoints called acupressure is believed to stimulate the central nervous system (i.e. brain & spinal cord) to release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and the brain. These chemicals release other chemicals, such as hormones, that influence the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. And thus naturally the blood’s sugar/glucose level normalizes without any negative side effect, but may be with positive side effects (additional benefits).
Before applying any alternative medicines therapy, you should be aware that many of these therapies have not been evaluated in scientific studies.
Diabetes as per TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine)
Diabetes is known in TCM (traditional chinese medicine) as depletion-thirst disease, characterized by polydipsia (drinks abnormally large amounts of fluids), polyphagia (eating too much), polyuria (passage of large volumes of urine) and emaciation (occurs when a organism loses substantial amounts of much needed fat & often muscle tissue, making that organism look extremely thin).
Causes of diabetes as per Chinese medicine
Diagnosis of diabetes in TCM
1. Upper-warmer depletion-thirst diseases
Pathogenic heat consumes the lung yin, thus affecting the upper-warmer.
Primary manifestations: Severe thirst accompanied by dryness of the mouth and tongue, polyguria, reddened tip and margin of the tongue with thin, yellow coating, and full and rapid pulse.
2. Middle-warmer depletion-thirst disease
Excessive fire of the stomach consumes the stomach yin fluids.
Primary manifestations: Polyphagia, emaciation, constipation, reddened tongue with dry, yellow coating, and slippery and strong pulse.
3. Lower-warmer depletion-thirst disease
a) Yin deficiency: A morbid state due to a defect in the kidney essence and consumption of the kidney yin.
Primary manifestations: Polyguria, turbid urine, dry mouth, reddened tongue with little coating, and weak and rapid pulse.
b) Deficiency of both yin and yang: A morbid state due to deficiency of the kidney yin and yang.
Primary manifestations: Severe polyguria, turbid urine, lassitude, spontaneous sweating, shortness of breath, impotence, dark complexion, pale tongue with white coating, and deep and weak pulse.
Accupressure healing touch diabetes
Spleen 6 (Sp-6) diabetes acupressure point
Procedure: Pressure and intention can be used to stimulate this point using a slight clockwise circular motion for 3 minutes on each leg daily for 8-12 weeks.
Liver 3 (Liv-3) diabetes acupressure point
Procedure: Pressure and intention can be used to stimulate this point using a slight counter-clockwise circular motion for 3 minutes on each arm daily for 8-12 weeks.
Warning: Don't to when weak or low on energy (in that case use SP-6).
Kidney 3 (K-3) diabetes acupressure point
Benefits: This healing touch heals effects on the body of too much fear (Also for lower back-pain), Strengthens the immune system and relieves fatigue.
Stomach 40 (St-40) diabetes acupressure point
Procedure: Pressure and intention can be used to stimulate this point using a slight clockwise circular motion for 3 minutes on each ankle daily for 8-12 weeks.
Benefits: It is known as the Phlegm point. This acupressure treatment helps resolve phlegm throughout the body.
Are Diabetes acupressure safe?
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