Diabetes Treatment

Alternative Medications For Diabetes

Most of the time medicines and insulin injections just don't provide relief from chronic diseases like diabetes but there are some alternative treatments that have worked for some people for generations like acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery, and vitamin and mineral supplementation along with many natural herbs. These alternative treatments show some positive results which cannot be denied.

Some of the alternative results are shown below:

a) Acupuncture: Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese science which deals with pressure points in the body. It has proven quite effective in most chronic diseases like diabetes. Though it does not fully cure, it makes it more bearable.

b) Biofeedback: Biofeedback helps a person understand his body and his tolerance for pain and it helps by relaxing and reducing the stress thus making it bearable.

c) Guided Imagery: It's a relaxation technique in which a person thinks of peaceful mental images and thus tunes out the pain he is suffering from because of chronic diseases like diabetes.

d) Mineral Supplementation: Some of the minerals that have had some effect on diabetes over the years are- Chromium, Magnesium and Vanadium. Chromium helps in increasing the glucose tolerance factor, which in turn helps insulin improve its action. Research has shown that a deficiency in magnesium may cause the blood sugar level in Type II diabetes to rise and it also increases the resistance to Insulin. Vanadium increases Insulin sensitivity and helps in keeping control of the blood sugar level in both types of diabetes.

e) Herbal Treatments: One herb that has shown promise in the treatment of diabetes is called mai men dong or ophiopogon. It can potentially stimulate regeneration of cells in the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas in effect potentially reversing diabetes. Another Chinese herb that shows promise for people with high blood sugar is tian hua fen or trichosanthis which has shown to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Other commonly used herbs in diabetes research include astragalus and Chinese wild yam. An Asian vegetable called bittermelon is also known for its property of reducing blood sugar level in the body.

Many of these alternative treatments have been used by diabetics for centuries and they help in reducing the chronic pain of diabetes and make living easier for the ones who have to endure it.