Practitioners of Chinese medicine attribute diabetes to the depletion of yin. The imbalance of the yin and yang causes Heat to dry up bodily fluids, leading to the thirst and excess urination associated with diabetes. For diabetes treatment, prevention and management, low-fat diet is recommended together with intake of plenty of water and eliminating sugar, salt, spicy foods, coffee and alcohol.
Chinese herbs used as medications such as rehmannia root, pueraria root, tricosanthis root, licorice root, and schisandra fruit can also help in diabetes treatment and management.
Acupuncture is another effective treatment for diabetes. You can consult your professional acupuncturist for this kind of therapy treatment. For self care approach, try acupressure instead. Simply apply penetrating finger pressure to each of the following points for 3 minutes.
Kidney 3, located in the hollow between your Achilles tendon and the inside of your anklebone.
Stomach 44, located on your foot in the webbing of your second and third toes.
Spleen 6, located four finger-widths above your inner anklebone on the back inner border of your shinbone.