As per Traditional Chinese Medicine, the treatment for diabetes is of three categories. Based on your symptoms (the category belongs) decide (and provide) the treatment for effective healing. If your diabetes symptoms, predominantly from stomach origin (that is digestion related), then you are considered to have the middle 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.
Middle-warmer depletion-thirst diabetes acupressure
The excessive heat (fire) in the stomach (middle part of the body) consumes (deplete) stomach yin fluid.
Symptoms of Middle-warmer depletion-thirst: The symptoms are; feel constant hunger (Polyphagia), emaciation, painful, swollen, and bleeding gums, regurgitation, and vomiting after eating, burning sensation in the epigastrium, nausea, and constipation. The tongue is red, dry with thick yellow coat and pulse is full, deep, rapid.
The treatment goal for Middle-warmer depletion-thirst: Clear heat, normalizes stomach fire and replenishes the stomach yin.
7 Diabetes acupressure points for Middle-warmer depletion-thirst
Middle-warmer depletion-thirst acupressure point is for diabetes individuals with hunger predominated.
- PC 6 - calm the spirit, Location: 2 cun above the wrist crease between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis. This points is useful to open the chest, regulates Heart Qi, calms the Shen, harmonizes the Stomach, relieves nausea and vomiting, regulates Qi.
- SP 6 - tonify Yin, Location: 3 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 and Yin, regulates menstruation, cools and invigorates the Blood, benefits urination, and calms the Shen.
- CV 12 - ST Mu, Location: Midway between CV 8 and CV 16, four cun above CV 8 (umbilicus). This point strengthens/harmonizes the Spleen & Stomach, resolves Dampness, and relieves pain.
- ST 21 - assist CV 12, clear heat, Location: 2 cun lateral to the AML level with CV 12. This point stops diarrhea.
- CV 13 - descend rebellious Qi. Location: 5 cun above CV 8 (umbilicus). This point is useful to stop vomiting.
- ST 44 - clear heat from the channel, Location: Proximal to the web margin between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal bones, in a depression distal and lateral to the 2nd metatarsi digital joint. This point clears Heat from the Stomach meridian, resolves Damp-Heat in the intestines, relieves pain.
- ST 45 - clear heat from the face/mouth, calm the spirit, Location: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 2nd toe. This point clears Heat from the Stomach meridian, and revives consciousness.
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?