A Diabetes diagnosis can be devastating.
Often it is life changing, difficult to manage, and requires constant monitoring. The side effects and symptoms are quote unpleasant, too. Primarily, nerve pain.
Also known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy,
According to HealthCMI, at the Gansu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (endocrinology department) researchers conducted a controlled clinical trial comparing drug therapy with acupuncture and herbs.
The patients who received acupuncture in conjunction with herbal medicine experienced a total effective rate of 96.67%, while patients who received Chinese herbal medicine alone (aka monotherapy( had a 73.33% total effective rate.
Drug-only therapy patients had a 53.33% total effective rate for the alleviation of their neuropathy.
Obviously, acupuncture and herbs worked most effectively.
Diabetics can experience neuropathy over time. The Mayo Clinic explains, “High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout your body. Diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet.”
Those with the condition can have experiences ranging from pain and numbness in their legs and feet to problems with their digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart.
For some it may be mild, but for others it can be debilitating.