Managing Diabetes with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Diabetes is a complex disease which challenges the body in many ways. Explained in the simplest terms, diabetes is a metabolic disease that prevents your body from using sugar properly, causing blood sugar levels to remain high. A normal pancreas produces sufficient amounts of the hormone insulin, which is responsible for helping glucose, or blood…

Treatment for Diabetes Related Skin Conditions

Often the first sign of adult onset diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes, is the exacerbation of a pre-existing skin condition, or the appearance of a new one. Damage to the nerves and blood vessels impairs the body’s ability to fight infection. When diabetes goes unchecked, not only do the chances of incurring fungal and bacterial…

Manage Glucose with an Oriental Medicine Diet

While a sweet taste delights our taste buds, overindulgence can cause or worsen digestive problems and upset our metabolic and emotional balance. According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, when one or more of the organs responsible for digestion no longer functions properly, it potentially puts the other organs of the body in danger. There is…

Get Relief from Diabetes-Related Nerve Damage

The most common type of nerve damage afflicting diabetes mellitus patients is called peripheral neuropathy. Although many things can cause peripheral nerve damage, such as injuries, infections and environmental toxins, when it occurs in a diabetic patient, it is due to high levels of sugar in the bloodstream. Neuropathy is defined as an abnormal state…

Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

It is estimated that 25.8 million men, women, and children in the United States have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. According to the Centers for Disease…

Nutrition Tips for Optimal Respiratory Health

Difficulty breathing, wheezing, mucus build-up in the lungs, tightness in the chest, fatigue, blue nail beds, and chronic coughing are common signs that your respiratory system is struggling to function. Give your lungs a helping hand by opting for a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, antioxidants, and the most essential chemical substance: water.…

Antioxidants to Reduce Respiratory Symptoms

Antioxidants are a special group of substances that are found in foods or produced in your body. They help defend your cells from free radicals that seek to destroy them. Without antioxidants to act as guards, the harmful molecules build up, leading to cellular damage (oxidative stress). Lifestyle habits, such as alcohol and tobacco, and…

Meta Analysis Finds Acupuncture Provides Allergic Rhinitis Symptom Relief

How well does acupuncture address the symptoms of allergic rhinitis? A study entitled “Acupuncture for the treatment of allergic rhinitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis” answers this question. This trial can be found in the January 2015 edition of the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. Researchers decided to take an in-depth look at numerous scientific…

Allergies? Get Relief with Acupuncture!

About 26 million Americans endure chronic seasonal allergies, while the number of people with milder symptoms may be as high as 50 million, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Acupuncture has been used to treat seasonal allergies for centuries with great success. According to traditional medicine, treatment is geared toward clearing the nasal…

Acupuncture for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the name for a group of diseases that damage the lungs and pose difficulties in breathing, is the third leading cause of death in the Unites States. Symptoms often start slowly and may take years to present, leading many to receive delayed diagnosis and treatment. By the time the signs…