Diabetes causing Neuropathy – case 1 – Orange Acupuncture

Tx 1:

This patient has been having diabetes for more than 10 years. He used to be taking medication to control his blood sugar, but he recently stopped taking it.

By the time I saw him, he said his blood sugar was over 200 when he last check. Apparently, he even gave up on checking it everyday.

He came for the numbness, tingling, and electric shock feelings on his feet, which has been getting worse in the past year.

  • The points I used was on his chest, both hands, and feet, a total of 6 needles. Left them with him for 30 minutes.


Tx 2 : 
a week later

He said that within 3 days of the last treatment, he didn’t have any tinglings on his feet. But it came back after 3days.

The numbness was the same. he had electric shock feelings only on the day before the Tx 2.

  • same treatment

Tx 3 : a week later

Same as last week. The tinglings went away for 2-3 days, then it came back.
But now it’s on & off, not all the time.

Electric shock feelings happen only a few times this week.

Numbness stays the same.

  • same treatment. And we decide to change the treatment frequency to twice a week

Tx 4 : 3 days later

No tinglings so far. A few times of electric shock feelings. Numbness stays the same.

Encourage him to check his blood sugar everyday.

  • same treatment

Tx 5 : 5 days later

No tinglings. Electric shock feelings less than before. Numbness seems to became better.

Blood sugar still stays around 200, with no medication.

  • same treatment, suggest him to try herb pills for his blood sugar

Tx 6 : 2 days later

No tinglings. Electric shock feelings only on the left leg. Numbness significantly became better.

Blood sugar around 190

I told him he needs some rice in his diet because his energy level is low.
Don’t eat too much sugar, but eat normally like anyone else, don’t need to control the diet too strictly.

  • same treatment + herb (3 times a day, for 4 days straight)

Tx 7 : 5 days later

Numbness became even better, but he felt a bit tingling again. Also experiencing some cramps at night.
I told him this is normal. He’s experiencing these because his nerves and sensations are recovering.

Blood sugar 180-186

Has been eating normally, sometimes even some sweets.
Eating rice everyday.

  • same treatment + No herb this time

Tx 8 : 3 days later

Numbness became even better. Still having cramps at night, but less.

Blood sugar around 170

  • same treatment + herb (3 times a day, for 4 days straight)

Tx 9 : 5 days later

He has been walking a lot this weekend. Feeling swell and a bit tingling on his feet.

Blood sugar 170-172

  • same treatment + no herb

Tx 10 : 7 days later

Numbness is almost gone, still has a bit cramping and tingling here and there.

Blood sugar up and down between 170-190

I felt weird because the blood sugar was stably going down with the same acupuncture treatment and herb, but it suddenly came up again.
He told me that he was cutting down the herb by himself because it was giving him diarrhea.
I told him that shouldn’t happen, if it does, he can adjust one of the herb pill himself but still take the rest of them.

  • same treatment + herb (3 times a day, for 4 days straight)

Tx 11 : 7 days later

The numbness only on calf area, he told me it feels exactly the same when he first started to feel numbness on his leg many years ago.

blood sugar 160 this morning

  • Changed some points due to the change of his pulse + no herb (he said he still have some left, apparently he didn’t take it like I told him to)

Tx 11 : 7 days later

No abnormal feelings on his leg and feet at all.

blood sugar around 170

  • Changed some points due to the change of his pulse + no herb (he still has some left, I told him again, he need to take those herbs!)

This patient is still coming for treatment. I’m totally sure that I’m able to treat his diabetes…..but he needs to do as what I told him to.

Orange Acupuncture
Winston Wang