Diabetes is a typical endocrine metabolic disease; it requires not only drugs treatment but also diet and exercise therapy. Traditional Chinese Medicine – TCM, especially Ziwuliuzhu Regimen has been proved to an effective remedy for Diabetic Patients. TCM specialist at ReLife International Medical Center hereby shares some information of TCM theories from Ziwuliuzhu Regimen for Diabetic Patients.
1. Maoshi (from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.) Period of the Large Intestine Channel: Massaging in the Hegu acupoint is conductive to your excretion. Massaging each Hegu acupoint for 3-5 minutes will have a positive effect on facial and mouth disease, as well as improve the constipation condition.
Comb your hair for around 100 times, with wooden combs or using your hands from back to front. This method is to smooth head area acupressure points, thus avoiding hair loss and early age hair whitening. It also improves scalp numbness condition of people with type 2 diabetes.
Move your eyes for 3-5 minutes and massage Cuanzhu, Jingming, Chengqi and Sibai acupoints for 3-5 minutes; these can promote the blood circulation of your eyes, thus avoiding vision loss while improving eyesight. It also avoids the vision declination of diabetic patients.
Rub your face with hands for 1-2 minutes, cover and warm the eyes by hands for 1 minute. Rubbing face can dredge the meridians and improve one’s looks for that the meridian system in the Zusanyang channels start from the head and face.
2. Chenshi (from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) Period of the Stomach Channel: Massaging in the Shenmen and Jiquan acupoints for 3-5 minutes is helpful for your digestion. Choose proper food as to maintain a healthy diet. Do not eat hot, spicy or any irritating food.
3. Sishi (from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) Period of the Spleen Channel: Massage bilateral Sanyinjiao, Taibai and Xuehai points for 3-5 minutes, which is good for absorption of nutrients and blood-producing. Outdoor exercise can also help strengthening the power of spleen. Massaging these acupoints is good for spleen and avoiding itching symptom of diabetic patients.
Exercise such as taking a walk will improve heart and lung functions, promote blood circulation, accelerate the consumption of blood glucose/sugar and lipid metabolism, thereby enhancing insulin sensitivity.
4. Wushi (from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Period of the Heart Channel: Massage Shenmen and Jiquan points for 3-5 minutes. The whole body blood circulation and digestion will be improved. Do not eat hot, spicy or other irritating food.
5. Weishi (from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) Period of the Small Intestine Channel: Massage bilateral Carpal acupoints for 3-5 minutes. Take a nap, drink enough water and eat row food during this time; these can help reduce your blood sugar level and stimulate your body absorption of nutrients.
6. Shenshi (from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Period of the Bladder Channel: Take a sit, inhale and breathe slowly for 20-30 minutes. Rub your face with both bands for 1-2 minutes; warm your eyes with your hands for 1 minute. These will help spilling out the intestinal fluid and the internal heat from your whole body.