Acupuncture for Diabetesby Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R.Ac. on 10/18/16
Acupuncture is effective for a wide variety of diabetes-related conditions. Diabetic gastroparesis, pathologically slow movement of food through the stomach and small intestine due to high glucose levels damaging the vagus nerve, is well treated by acupuncture. Acupuncture, as a complement to conventional treatment, has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity and to lower blood glucose.