"The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus With Chinese Medicine is authoritative and comprehensive. It is a coherent and integrated presentation of the classical and modern understanding of one of the world's most common diseases. As such, this work represents a significant contribution to the modern clinical practice of Chinese medicine in the West, and will remain an exemplary work in the field for years to come."
Bob Damone, M.S., L. Ac, Chair, Department of Clinical Practice, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
"This comprehensive book offers a detailed synopsis of Chinese acupuncture and herbal therapy for the treatment of diabetes mellitus hitherto unavailable to Western readers. This text is without question unique in its extensive description of diabetes and its complications from the acupuncture and Chinese herbal point of view."
Rudolf Helling, MD, Chairman, Physicians' Forum for Acupuncture, Germany
"The joining of Chinese and Western approaches offered in this book is to be called nothing less than excellent... As a Western MD, I can say the Western medical information on diabetes contained in this book is reliable, comprehensive, and up-to-date. As a clinician practicing Chinese medicine on a day-to-day basis, I can also say it is an outstanding text on the Chinese medical view of diabetes... In a nutshell, this book is a valuable contribution to the world's medical literature. Congratulations!"
Dieter Klein, MD acupuncturist, Germany
"The authors clearly recognize that only a combination of Eastern and Western medicines can truly be effective in treating this disorder. To that end, they have also included the latest research correlating a variety of physiological and biochemical parameters with the TCM patterns of DM. With doctoral studies about to be launched at TCM schools in the U.S., this book sets a new standard for an integrative approach to holistic medicine. I hope others will follow the lead of Blue Poppy in the development of TCM for the 21st century in America."
Todd Luger, L.Ac. Director, Chinese Herb Academy
"This book is an excellent review of the approach to the treatment of diabetes mellitus from both a Chinese and Western medicine perspective. The review of current conventional integrative nutritional and lifestyle approaches is of value both to the conventional and alternative practitioner. The acupuncturist will find this an indispensable guide to the treatment of diabetes mellitus itself and its complications using acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulations."
Leonard A. Wisneski, M.D., F.A.C.P., Endocrinology, Metabolism and Medical Acupuncture Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Centery
"This book is an excellent representation of the latest evolution of TCM texts. It provides essential material for pattern differentiation and treatment strategy for patients with diabetes. Treatment protocols, strategies, and outcomes are outlined in a manner that enables the reader to manage this disease confidently and responsibly with Chinese medicine. The authors were meticulous in providing references to all formulas and research listed in this book, thereby, making it an invaluable resource book for all TCM practitioners."
John Stan, DTCM, Reg. Ac. (Canada) CEO, Eastern Currents
Table of Contents 1
Diabetes Mellitus & Western Medicine 2
The History of Diabetes in Chinese Medicine 3
The Disease Causes & Mechanisms of Diabetes 4
Diabetes Materia Medica 5
Commonly Used Chinese Medicinal Formulas in Diabetes 6
Acupuncture, Acupressure & Tuina and the Treatment of Diabetes 7
Diet & Diabetes 8
Exercise & Diabetes 9
The Treatment of Diabetes Based on Pattern Discrimination 10
Gestational Diabetes 11
Hepatogenic Diabetes 12
Diabetic Ketoacidosis 13
Nonketotic Hyperosmolarity 14
Diabetic Lactic Acidosis 15
Diabetic Hypertension 16
Diabetic Hyperlipoproteinemia 17
Diabetic Retinopathy 18
Diabetic Neuropathy 19
Diabetic Arteriosclerosis Obliterans & Acromelic Gangrene 20
Diabetic Dermatological Complications 21
Diabetic Heart Disease 22
Diabetic Cerebrovascular Disease 23
Diabetic Nephropathy 24
Common Opportunistic Infections in Patients with Diabetes 25
Diabetes & Other Endocrine Disorders 26
Diabetic Psychological Disturbances 27
Syndrome X 28
Patient Adherence & Practitioner Monitoring 29
Integrating Chinese & Western Medicines
An Analysis of Chinese Medicinals Used in Ancient Formulas for the Treatment of Wasting & Thirsting
Western Diabetes Medications & Their Possible Side Effects