Acupuncture for diabetesby Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R.Ac. on 06/02/16
New research indicates that combining acupuncture with metformin improves insulin sensitivity in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Patients that did received both acupuncture and took metformin can see decreases in both fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin levels. Other factors involved in insulin resistance also showed improvements. Considering that many patients with Type 2 diabetes are already taking metformin as prescribed by their physician, adding acupuncture can be a valuable complement to their therapy.