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ADM(2): Accupressure

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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)

As per TCM, diabetes causes is due to internal organ malfunction or mental reasons. They diagnose 3 types of diabetes syndrome and the treatment for diabetes according to these types. TCM also utilize acupressure treatment for diabetes.

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

  • The spleen and stomach are damaged by overeating greasy food or by over-consuming alcohol, causing failure of the spleen in transporting and transforming which, in turn, causes interior-heat to accumulate and consume food and body fluids, finally resulting in diabetes.
  • Anxiety, anger and mental depression can injure the liver by causing the liver qi to stagnate. Protractedly stagnated liver qi turns into evil heat which consumes body fluids and eventually leads to diabetes.
  • Deficiency in the kidneys caused by intemperance in sexual life or congenital essence defect causes the kidney qi to wane; as a result, the kidney qi fails to maintain the functioning of the bladder in restraining urine discharge, thus polyuria occurs.

Diagnosis of diabetes in TCM

Traditional Chinese medicine identifies three types of diabetes: the upper depletion-thirst, the middle depletion-thirst, and the lower depletion-thirst.

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

Every diabetes sufferer knows that there is no cure for diabetes. However, people who have undergone acupressure diabetes healing find improvement in their blood glucose or sugar level after acupressure treatment. Acupressure uses different pressure points in the body to improve a person's health. The important acupoints are spleen 6, Liver 3, kidney 3, stomach 40 and reflex points of liver, pituitary, pancreas, thyroid and adrenal.

Spleen 6 (Sp-6) diabetes acupressure point

Location: On the inside of the lower leg, one hand width (four fingers) above the tip of the ankle bone, on the back of the shin bone.

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.
Spleen 6 (Sp-6) diabetes acupressure pointsBenefits: This healing touch point is one of the most commonly used points and one of the most versatile. Because the point crosses the Spleen, Kidney and Liver meridians, it can treat many conditions associated with all three organs. It's an important point in the treatment of any digestive, gynecological & emotional condition.

Liver 3 (Liv-3) diabetes acupressure point

Location: On the foot, on the line between the big toe and the second toe. The point is located about 3 finger widths from the edge, in the depression the size of a finger tip you can feel there.

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.
Liver 3 (Liv-3) diabetes acupressure pointsBenefits: This accupressure treatment Relaxes & unblocks emotions (especially repressed anger) and Depression.

Warning: Don't to when weak or low on energy (in that case use SP-6).

Kidney 3 (K-3) diabetes acupressure point

Location: On the inside of the foot, halfway between the Achilles-tendon and the side of the ankle-bone.
Kidney 3 (K-3) diabetes acupressure pointsProcedure: 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: 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

Stomach 40 (St-40) diabetes acupressure pointLocation: On the anterior aspect of the lower leg, 8 fingers superior to the external malleolus.

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?

Acupressure is generally reported as safe. No serious complications have been published, despite millions of treatments every year. Self-administered acupressure is believed to be safe with proper training. Vigorous acupressure may cause bruising in sensitive individuals.


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