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Tai chi (TC) can improve metabolic parameters in obese diabetic patients, according to Taiwanese researchers.
A British team has examined whether adhering to the Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) can help reverse metabolic syndrome (a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes)
A two-herb formula consisting of the herbs Huang Qi (Astragali Radix, RA) and Sheng Di Huang (Rehmanniae Radix, RR) can enhance diabetic wound healing because of its angiogenic and anti-inflammatory activities, which promote tissue regeneration.
A Korean pilot study has provided evidence that acupuncture may be useful for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The study compared 42 cases treated with acupuncture with 21 cases exposed to sham acupuncture and...
Chinese scientists recently performed a comprehensive metabonomic analysis to reveal potential mechanisms of berberine action in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia. Berberine is an alkaloid with a...
A systematic review carried out in China has concluded that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) may be effective and safe as an adjunctive therapy for treating diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Six trials were included in the meta-analysis....
A randomised, single-blinded pilot study has demonstrated that electroacupuncture (EA) effectively reduces the dyspeptic symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) and accelerates gastric emptying.
A Chinese pilot study suggests that acupuncture may be clinically useful in the treatment of diabetic bladder dysfunction (DBD).
An Australian pilot study (11 people) suggests that a twelve week tai chi and qigong training programme results in significant improvements in four of the seven indicators of metabolic syndrome, including BMI and systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as in glycosylated haemoglobin levels, insulin resistance, stress, depressive symptoms, general health, mental health and vitality.
A Taiwanese group has evaluated the impact of auricular pellet acupressure on antioxidant status in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).