7 Natural Treatments for Diabetes

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 13, 2014

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Over the years, treatment of diabetes has improved significantly. There are several natural treatment approaches that have received reckoning in the sphere.
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    Natural Therapies in Diabetes

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 347 million people worldwide have diabetes. It is a chronic disease characterised by the pancreas not producing enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin produced. Over the years, treatment of diabetes has improved significantly. There are several natural treatment approaches that have received reckoning in the sphere. (Imagesource:Gettyimages.in)

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    Nutritional Therapy

    Recent researches claim that short-term crash diets can reverse type 2 diabetes by restoring normal blood sugar levels in the body. A British study found that the patients consuming around 800 calories a day lowered their blood sugar levels and returned to normal health. (Imagesource:Gettyimages.in)

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    Yoga Therapy

    Regular yoga practice is found to be helpful for diabetics. The yoga therapy starts with a simple series of yoga poses such as pranayama, savasana or corpse pose. The poses involve meditation and proper breathing that revitalise the pancreas and pituitary gland to bring sugar levels in the body to normal. (Imagesource:Gettyimages.in)

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    Acupressure has helped many diabetes patients. It involves recognising the organs affected and treating the diseases through acupressure points on the body. The acupressure points are determined for the bladder and small intestine. (Imagesource:Gettyimages.in)

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    Also referred to as naturopathic medicine, the alternative medicine employs a wide range of natural treatments approaches, including homeopathy, herbal treatment, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling. In the management of blood sugar levels in the body, naturopathy usually involves a combination of diet, yoga and steam baths to activate the pancreas. (Imagesource:Gettyimages.in)

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    Homeopathy employs a holistic approach to treating symptoms of diabetes. Over the years, there has been a significant increase in the use of homeopathic medications for diabetes management in India. (Imagesource:Gettyimages.in)

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    Researches on reflexology and blood flow in patients with type 2 Diabetes have shown promise. These studies have found that the blood flow improved in those patients who received reflexology. (Imagesource:Gettyimages.in)

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    Herbal Remedies

    Herbal medicine has been known to treat diabetes since bygone times. Some of the common and most effective herbal remedies for the treatment of diabetes are Indian gooseberry (amla), bitter gourd (karela), fenugreek (methi), curry leaves (kadi patta) and blackberries. (Imagesource:Gettyimages.in)

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