Lower Warmer Diabetes Acupressure

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Mon, 10/03/2011
Lower Warmer Diabetes Acupressure

As per Traditional Chinese Medicine, the treatment for diabetes is of three categories. Based on your symptoms (the category you belong), the treatment will be decided (and provided) for effective healing. If your diabetes symptoms, predominantly from kidney origin (that is severe polyuria, night sweating, sore back, tiredness), then you are considered to have the lower warmer depletion-thirst disease.

Acupuncture may be effective in treating diabetes also in preventing and managing complication of the disease.

The author suggests you read the symptoms of all the three depletion-thirst diseases. Then only you can be able to decide what category of depletion-thirst disease you belong? Once you confirm your category, you follow the acupressure treatment plan of that particular depletion-thirst disease.

Lower-warmer depletion-thirst diabetes acupressure

The excessive heat of the kidney ( an organ at the lower part of the body) consumes (depletion) the kidney yin or yin & yang.

A) Deficiency of the kidney yin

The excessive heat of the kidney consumes the kidney yin.

Symptoms of Kidney yin deficiency: The symptoms are: Dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, poor memory, deafness, night sweating, sore back, the ache in bone, polyuria, dark scanty urine, constipation. Tongue: red, no coatings, cracks. Pulse: Empty (weak) and rapid.

The treatment goal for Kidney yin deficiency: Replenish the kidney yin.

5 Diabetes acupressure points for Kidney yin deficiency

Lower-warmer depletion-thirst (kidney yin deficiency) acupressure point is for diabetes individuals with urination predominated with dark scanty urine.

  1. KD 3 - tonify KD, Location: In depression, midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the Achilles tendon. This point tones the Kidney's Yin & Yang, strengthens the low back, relieves heel/ankle pain.
  2. KD 6 - tonify KD Yin, Location: In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus.
  3. SP 6 - nourish Yin, Location: three cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus on the posterior border of the tibia. This point nourishes the Kidneys, clears deficiency-Heat, and beneficial to the throat & eyes.
  4. CV 4 - nourish Yin, Location: two cun above CV 2 (pubic symphysis). This point strengthens/nourishes the Kidneys (Qi, Yin and Yang), nourishes Essence, improves Original Qi, and good to menstruation & the uterus.
  5. LV 13 - a meeting of the yin organs, Location: On the lateral side of the abdomen below the free end of the 11th rib. This point harmonizes the Liver & Spleen and regulates Liver Qi.

b) Deficiency of the kidney yin and yang

The excessive heat of the kidney consumes both the kidney’s yin and yang.

Symptoms of Kidney yin and yang deficiency: The symptoms are: Severe polyuria, sore and weak back, and knees, the sensation of cold, shortness of breath, weak lower limbs, lassitude, clear copious urine, spontaneous sweating, poor appetite, loose stools, edema (which can be severe). The tongue is pale, swollen, wet, and mostly with a white coat. Pulse is deep, weak, and mostly slow.

The treatment goal for Kidney yin and yang deficiency: Replenish the kidney Qi and nourish the kidney yin.

7 Diabetes acupressure points for Kidney yin and yang deficiency

Lower-warmer depletion-thirst (kidney yin & yang deficiency) acupressure point is for diabetes individuals with urination predominated with clear copious urine.

  1. UB 23 - KD Shu, Location: 1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2. This acupressure point strengthens the Kidneys, tones Kidney Yang, nourishes Kidney Yin and Essence, strengthens lower back, resolves Dampness.
  2. KD 3 - tone KD, Location:  In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the Achilles tendon. This point tones the Kidneys (Yin and Yang), strengthens the lower back, relieves heel/ankle pain.
  3. UB 52 - tone KD and effect willpower, Location: three cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2. This point tones the kidneys, normalizes urination, strengthens the lower back.
  4. KD 6 - nourish KD Yin, Location: In a depression below the tip of the medial malleolus. This point nourishes the Kidneys, clears deficiency-Heat, benefits the throat, benefits the eyes, calms the Shen.
  5. SP 6 - nourish Yin, Location:  three cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus on the posterior border of the tibia. This point strengthens the Spleen & Stomach, resolves dampness, harmonizes the Liver, strengthens the Kidneys, nourishes Blood & Yin, regularizes menstruation, cools invigorate the Blood, normalizes urination, and calms the Shen.
  6. CV 4 - nourish Yin, Location: two cun above CV 2 (pubic symphysis). This point strengthens/nourishes the Kidneys (Qi, Yin and Yang), nourishes Essence, improves Original Qi, and good to menstruation & the uterus.
  7. ST 36 - (tones qi), Location: three cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia. This point tones Qi & Blood, strengthens the Spleen & Stomach, strengthens the body & Wei qi, raises Yang, calms the Shen, activates the meridian, and stops pain.

If your symptoms confirm you as a diabetes of upper-warmer-depletion-thirst disease, then you can start acupressure treatment. Now you should stimulate acupoint, learn; How do you stimulate Acupoint for diabetes healing?