Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Diabetes

Abstract

In Brief

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a system of healing that is thousands of years old. It has long been utilized in the Chinese culture to treat the complex of symptoms that Western medicine terms diabetes mellitus. This article will outline the key concepts and therapies of TCM that play a role in the evaluation and treatment of diabetic patients.

Footnotes

  • Maggie B. Covington, MD, is director of education for the Complementary Medicine Program and an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

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  1. doi: 10.2337/diaspect.14.3.154 Diabetes Spectrum vol. 14 no. 3 154-159