Diabetes (Xiao Ke, wasting)

Acupuncture point treatment

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Xiao Ke (diabetes-like conditions, wasting and thirsting)

Lung (upper Xiao), Stomach (mid Xiao), or Kidney (low Xiao). 

TCM – Yin deficiency with dry Heat


Dry Heat injures the Lungs

                P/T – clear Heat, lubricate the Lungs, nourish fluids

                Acupuncture  - hand Taiyin & Shaoyin, BL 13 & LU 9, 10 (heat), BL 15 & HT 8 (purge upper Jiao Heat),

                Yi Shu (pancreas Shu 1.5 cun lateral to T8)

                                - thirst- Ren 23, ST 44

Stomach dry Heat

                P/T – purge Stomach Fire, nourish Spleen Yin

                Acupuncture – foot Yangming, Taiyin, BL 20, SP 6, ST 36, BL 21 & ST 44, Yi Shu

                                - hunger- PC 6, Ren 12

Kidney Yin deficiency

                P/T – clear Heat, nourish Yin

                Acupuncture – foot Shaoyin, Jueyin, BL 23, KI 3, BL 18 & LR 3 (LR KI Yin, descend Fire), Yi Shu

Yin and Yang deficiency

                chronic type II NIDDM, usually obese patients, Kidney deficiency, frequent urination which is              cloudy, low back and knee weakness, dull complexion, irregular menses – menopause,

                impotence – andropause, aversion to cold, P- deep weak

                Acupuncture – foot Shaoyin, BL 23, Du 4, KI 3, Ren 6, ST 36, Yi Shu



Alternative Treatment Methods

                auricular- pancreas, endocrine, KI, SJ, Shenmen, HT, LR, Er Mi Gen, gentle stimulation, one ear     at a time, change ears every other day

                7 star- T7-L1

                injection- Dang Gui in Hua Tou Jia Ji




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