A Chinese Medicinal Protocol for Type 2 Diabetes

There are many published studies in the contemporary Chinese medical literature on the Chinese medicinal treatment of type 2 diabetes. Below is a precis of one representative study. Titled, “The Treatment of 150 Cases of Type II Diabetes Mellitus with Yu Yin Tang (Foster Yin Decoction),” this study was authored by Ji Yun-hai and Ji

Chinese Medicine & Liver Disease Due to Antidiabetic Drugs

The incidence of liver disease, including hepatitis and hepatic cirrhosis, as a result of the administration of antidiabetic medications is approximately 0.1-0.5%. From Mar. 1996-Aug. 2000, He Yong-he et al. studied the effects of a particular Chinese medicinal formula on 72 patients with liver disease due to antidiabetic drugs. The results of this study were

The Effects of Puerarin on Insulin Resistance in Elderly Patients with Hypertension

Yu Jian published an article titled, “A Study of the Effects of Puerarin on Insulin Resistance in the Elderly with Hypertension,” in Shan Xi Zhong Yi (Shanxi Chinese Medicine), #6, 2001, p. 46-47. Cohort description: In this study, there were 32 men and 28 women, all of whom were seen as in-patients. The youngest patient

Chinese Medicine & Impaired Glucose Tolerance

The worldwide incidence of diabetes has doubled in the last 15 years and is projected to double again in the next 15 years. This increase in the incidence of diabetes has occurred in the People’s Republic of China as well as in the developed countries of the West, and the treatment of diabetes and its

Ant Disperse Sugar Capsules in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Different cultures have radically different ideas about what is acceptable food and acceptable medicine. Chinese have a long history of using various species of insects as medicinal ingredients. In the last several years, ants have become a somewhat popular remedy for the treatment of diabetes and other vacuity conditions in the People’s Republic of China.

Diabetes & Acupuncture

In The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine, Lynn Kuchinski, Dr. Robert Casañas, and myself include a chapter on acupuncture and diabetes mellitus as well as acupuncture formulas and modifications under many patterns of many of the complicating diseases discussed in this book. However, no one book can be complete, and new materials on

Blood Stasis & Type 2 Diabetes

While blood stasis is not one of the main patterns associated with type 2 diabetes in the Chinese medical literature, blood stasis commonly complicates many cases of diabetes and especially if the patient has gone on to develop such complications as neuropathy, cerebral vascular disease, peripheral vascular diseases, coronary artery diseases, retinopathy, nephropathy, or a

Restless Leg Syndrome & Diabetes

Restless leg syndrome refers to hard-to-describe but uncomfortable sensations felt in the legs which are temporarily relieved by movement. This is a relatively common disorder in persons over 50 years of age and typically occurs at night when resting before sleep. This discomfort may be severe enough to interfere with sleep. This condition occurs even

Chinese Herbal Footbath for Diabetic Foot

Diabetic foot refers to ulcers and recurrent or nonhealing sores on the feet and lower extremities of patients with diabetes mellitus. Such sores and ulcers are an important cause of morbidity in patients with diabetes. They can and often do lead to acromelic gangrene and amputation. Bai Ying-tuo published an article titled, “The Treatment of

A Chinese Medical Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Huang Yu and Li Le-min published an article titled, “The Treatment of 60 Cases of Type 2 Diabetes with Si Huang Xiao Ke Yin (Four Yellows Wasting & Thirsting Drink),” in issue #5, 2002 of Si Chuan Zhong Yi (Sichuan Chinese Medicine). This article appeared on pages 28-29, and a precis of this article is