by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu
OBSERVATION OF II-TYPE DIABETES TREATED BY NON-MEDICATION THERAPY
Written by researchers:
Cai Jun (Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of TCM, Beijing, China)
Subjects and methods:
27 cases of diabetes were under observation. Among them 20 cases were
diabetes (type II) according to the WHO Diagnostic
Criteria. There were 8 males and 14 females and the average was 62 years
old. They had constantly taken drugs to lower the blood sugar level and the
condition was controlled to some extent. 2 female cases had depended on insulin.
Other cases had been suffering from old people's diseases. 2 cases were males
and 1 case was female. Their average was 71 years old.
(1) Observing index: Blood sugar content was measured before and after
(2) Course of treatment: It was 4 weeks in total. Saturday and Sunday
in the first two weeks the patients did not take rest and in the latter two
weeks, the patients took rest on Saturday and Sunday.
(3) Exercises daily: Taiji gymnastic exercise for one hour; sole
self-massage for 40 min; mediation for 20 min.
(4) Criteria for effectiveness:
Marked effectiveness: Symptomatic integral reduced by over 80%, normal
blood sugar content before and after meals, or the index decreased by over 30%.
Effectiveness : Symptomatic integral reduced by 50%--80% and the blood
sugar content decreased by 10%.
Failure: No change
1. Effective rate:
Marked effectiveness: 9 cases, (33.3%)
Effectiveness: 17 cases (62.9%)
Failure: 1 case (suffering from prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc)
The total effective rate was 96.2%. In addition, in the course of
treatment hypoglycemia appeared in 4 cases, and obvious relief of symptoms was
seen, then the dose of drugs was reduced.
2. Relief of symptoms:
In the first week most of the patients found relief of symptoms, like
thirst, preference for drinking water, spontaneous sweating and night sweats and
constipation; in the 2nd week such symptoms as lassitude and weakness were
Source: World Medical Qigong Academic Society Conference
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