There are plenty of natural remedies that can be used to control blood sugar naturally. However, do remember there is no quick fix or magic cure and these natural remedies in no way replace the conventional pharmacological diabetes treatment. These natural remedies act more as complementary to the pharmacological treatment and are to be used after discussing it with your doctor/dietician.
A naturopath believes that the main cause behind all our health problems – illness or disease is due to the accumulation of waste and toxins in the body, which is believed to be a direct result of our unmindful eating habits and use of various drugs and medicine. So, the naturopathy treatment for diabetes involves bringing simple diet changes to a high-fat, low-carb and zero refined sugar diet. In addition to making dietary changes, a naturopath may also recommend the use of certain supplements, botanical and/or traditional Chinese medicine and regular exercise to effectively fight off diabetes.
Acupuncture treatment has traditionally been associated with pain relief. However, this alternative therapy has successfully been used for diabetes treatment in China since ages. Acupuncture treatment for diabetes helps in lowering the blood glucose levels and also reduce insulin resistance by regulating the cortisol hormone by careful stimulation of the pressure points. Various studies too, have pointed out the efficacy of Acupuncture therapy in the treatment of type – 2 diabetes along with preventing and managing various complication of the disease.
Yoga is an age-old spiritual, psychological and physical exercise that has been practised in India since ancient time. This time tested alternative therapy is quite effective in providing relief from various illnesses and diseases like asthma, body pain, stress and obesity to name a few. Regular practice of certain poses of yoga has also been found to lower blood glucose level and also improve blood circulation. The varied yoga poses that help in type – 2 diabetes treatment are;
Massage therapy is one of the safest and oldest therapy used by people to get relief from pain, stress, depression and anxiety. Massage therapy in conjunction with conventional medication for diabetes and dietary restriction has also been found to be quite effective in controlling diabetes. Massage given at insulin injection point also help in increasing the insulin absorption in the body and improve the utilization of insulin by cells.
A word of caution before you jump into trying any of the natural remedies and alternative therapies for type-2 diabetes treatment, please consult your doctor. Also, these natural remedies and alternative therapies are in no way replacement for the conventional/standard pharmacological treatment of diabetes but are more of a complementary therapy to be used for a holistic well-balanced approach to diabetes treatment.
In conclusion, we can say that the best treatment for diabetes is probably early detection and early treatment, so if you see any of the type – 2 diabetes symptoms in you or your loved ones then please visit a doctor immediately because if diabetes is not properly controlled, the consequences can be life-threatening.
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