Acupuncture For Diabetics

By oink66 Latest Reply 2014-12-04 06:59:59 -0600
Started 2014-12-02 22:18:59 -0600

12/02/14 I would like to know if there is anyone currently using Alternative Western Chinese Medicine to treat their diabetes symptoms?
I do however get TPI's - Trigger Point Injections in my Right hip & right shoulder as well as occasional acupuncture treatments for pain UN RELATED TO MY DIABETES.
I'm considering going to my local It's a school of alternative medicine. Alongside certified MD's.
Doesn't require a doctors referral or PA Prior Authorization from the insurance company.
Cost effective only $28 (per) session VS my whopping $40.00 office visit copay with health insurance & a referral from my PCP & PA from my BcBs to approve the visit.
Acupuncture School $12.00 savings per appointment & treatment. No hassle, no fuss.
So I've made up my mind to start next available classes/sessions December 29th and although I haven't began to have any of these symptoms listed below accept for my constant fatigue.
I've been reading about acupuncture as an alternative treat diabetes, it's supposed to have 20 something points that help with
*Neuropathy pain, *improving *blood flow, *circulation, *repair never damage, *stress, *controlling blood sugar levels, and suppress appetite, *digestive issues, and improve KIDNEY functioning.

7 replies

GabbyPA 2014-12-03 13:27:44 -0600 Report

Please, please tell us how it works out for you. Where did you find such a reasonable price. I have found one here with the best price of $60.00 for a session. The thing is she will keep you there as long as it takes, but still...then she wants me to come 2-3 times a week. So that cost gets out of hand really fast.

oink66 2014-12-04 00:01:53 -0600 Report

Gabby Google acupuncture ""school"", + my state. Example:
acupuncture school + abq, nm.
Then give them a call inquiring about $$$ prices and class availabilities.

GabbyPA 2014-12-04 06:59:59 -0600 Report

Thanks! I found one for $35 for up to a 2 hour visit. The offer discounts to seniors and veterans as well. Unfortunately they are over an hour away, but I may look into it anyway to see how it goes.

Michael V Baker
Michael V Baker 2014-12-02 23:05:53 -0600 Report

Yes, for the last 3 months going weekly for Chinese acupuncture with a Calif liscensed doctor of 25 years. Sessions include a long deep tissue message on areas needing attention+. Especially on my feet and calf areas having neuropathy now, after 45 years. Have experienced definite 'improvements' in improved circulation and reduction in feet neuropathy systems over past pharmaceutical prescribed medicines by endocrinologists. Acupuncture coupled with simulcast heating lamps on selected areas of acupuncture combined with electro- stimulation for 20 minutes minimum. 2 hour sessions run out of pocket $75 and worth it! Definitely recommend acupuncture as it is a proven methodology with 3000 years of success stories/recordings/writings/testimonials in the reduction of tendon inflamation and enhancing nerve pathway conductivity. Just make certain your acupuncturist is 'good' and familiar with Diabetes ailments.

jayabee52 2014-12-02 22:49:21 -0600 Report

Howdy Myra
May you have good fortune with these treatments.

However I generally look at those treatments which list a lot of things it improves with a questioning eye.

Please let us know here on this discussion how it goes with you, and how many of those problems it actually does correct. It would be interesting for me particularly to check out the last one "improve kidney functioning" perhaps you could get your kidneys tested and compare that baseline reading with another 3 months and 6 months into the treatment. It would be interesting to see just how much improvement there would be.

I wonder, . . . isn't alternative Chinese medicine (often abbreviated TCM) Eastern in origin rather than Western in origin. Or isn't it TCM at all?

Praying for improving health for all


oink66 2014-12-04 00:10:22 -0600 Report

I'm so sorry, i think you're right about it being Eastern Chinese Medicine not sure what the TCM stands for though. I'm used to having acupuncture for my Right hip & shoulder already $40.00 office visit's.
Now I'm in question for diabetes treatments.
CHEAPER $28.00 going to an acupuncture SCHOOL. However dear I will most definitely keep you posted ; )

haoleboy 2014-12-02 22:36:39 -0600 Report

good luck … I prefer treatments with some actual science behind them … but if it works for you …