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Chinese Medicine for Diabetes

Diabetes is unknown in the annals of Chinese medicine.  But the disease pattern known as Wasting and Thirsting Syndrome closely resemble it.  There are several different patterns that fall under the heading of Wasting and Thirsting Disease, and there are numerous formulas that address these patterns.  Many originate with LIU WEI DI HUANG, a formula created by the physician Qian Yi and recorded in 1119 AD. 

For patterns involving the lungs, Mai Wei Di Huang Wan is a better choice than Liu Wei Di Huang.

For patterns involving the stomach/ spleen with resulting sensation of gnawing hunger or thirst, take Bai Hu Tang Wan (White Tiger Pills) together with Liu Wei di Huang

For patterns involving the kidneys marked by frequent urination, use Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Golden Book Pills) instead of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan. 

For cataracts or other eye problems due to diabetes, use QI JU DI HUANG WAN MING MU DI HUANG WAN, or  Cataract Vision Improving Pills

An Asian vegetable, bitter melon, or momordica charantia, is known to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics.

An OTC formula for stabilizing blood sugar used for all forms of diabetes is JIANG TANG WAN. 


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