Skip to comments.Chinese Herbal Medicines Help Control Diabetes, Study
Posted on 01/18/2014 11:00:11 AM PST by Innovative
Traditional Chinese herbal medicines have been found to effectively slow the progression from prediabetes to diabetes diagnosis in a clinical trial.
Yuan said that traditional Chinese herbs can be used to control blood sugar levels, either by consuming alone or in combination with other treatments.
The study will be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).
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I have a Chinese Herbal doc. Used to walk with a cane due to arthritic right knee. After three batches of his herbs, brewed into tea,,,,,,well it’s been years since I had any trouble. Don’t even know where my cane is! And, he does not believe in acupuncture, which I had tried previously with no success.
If you’re in the Cleveland area, PR me if you like contact info. He’s very good. Used to run a trad medicine hospital in China.
i guess now that science has decided it works, it works. i’ve been using herbs for decades and science folks and doctors didn’t care about my results. they scoff at studies already done.
the best docs go on and do naturopathy and learn about this stuff. far and few between, sadly.
I agree; a good Chinese Herbal doc is worth their weight in gold. I do, however, receive acupuncture too, with positive results as well.
Mr. GG2 just too delivery of a bunch of those herbs that he is going to use as a tea for me to take for my arthritus which kicks up in winter. He is using the organic cinnamon for blood pressure. We have also been using the elderberry tincture for the flu.
The greatest newest science to instantly help diabetics is RESISTANT STARCH. You can see the marvelous results of this still this weekend, if you have a blood glucose monitor.
The easiest most concentrated form of resistant starch to eat is unmodified potato starch, found at any health food store, usually made by Bobs Red Mill. Try the experiment yourself: test your BG before and after a carby food, like a baked potato. Try every hour after for three hours. Then, the next day eat 1 tbsp potato starch in water (has no taste, can put it in plain yogurt or something else with sweetener) an hour before eating the same baked potato. Anything you want on the potato, just the same as the previous. Test your BG the same. Prepare to be amazed, as the resistant starch will slow your rise in glucose and bring it down fast and keep it down.
This is because cold resistant starch gets past the small intestine into the large, and is a delightful treat for the gut bacteria therein. When we feed our gut bugs, who have more DNA in our body than we do, our immune system and apparently our whole metabolism is strengthened.
There are other forms of resistant starch, and there is so much more fascinating info on this subject. If you know a diabetic, get them started on this exciting research. No big money, no big Pharma, just some curious thinkers online and now a whole bunch of followers learning together.
And your doc doesn’t have a bleeping CLUE.
Whoops, typo — in previous should be WITHOUT SWEETENER. Just use water for the sake of the experiment. You can use it in anything later.
If you want to control blood sugar levels, all it takes is 1/4 tsp (cassia, common) cinnamon a day. It contains a rather bland ingredient that does this quite effectively. It’s a modest effect of about 3 to 5 percent. This is about the level of reduction found in the older generation of diabetes drugs. Not bad at all for the pre-diabetic.
Importantly, the effect peaks at about 1/4 tsp, so more is not better.
ping for later
I cannot travel now, due to the costs. However, I am most interested in that Herbal Batch that relieved you of arthritis pain. I have been limping every day for the last two years. This is even after getting steroid shots for tendonitis in one ankle. I know nothing will solve everything, but I’d like more info about that tea. If you think the Ohio Doctor will provide the ingredient information for a small fee, I’m up for that too.
Thanks for sharing this info about resistant starch.
I also looked it up in Wikipaedia - I know it’s not fully reliable, but they have a lot of very interesting info about the MANY benefits it seems to have for and in addition to blood sugar control from eye health to brain function and so on.
I will look into it more — thanks for the link you gave also.
It is really cool. All begun innocently enough. Rice puddings (I make it with no sugar but a squirt of maple,syrup) and sushi both have resistant starch. There is a list in there somewhere. Non resistant starch is detrimental for diabetics and resistant starch will allow them to eat some of their favorite foods without harm, it’s worth learning exactly how starch becomes resistant.