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November 08, 2009

Acupressure Therapy Inhibits the Development of Type 2 Diabetic Complications

A 3 year study of patients with Type 2 diabetes were treated with regular medicines and participated in diet and exercise programs for the control of hyperglycemia and hypertension. The patients in the acupressure group received additional treatment of a 90-minute acupressure treatment 4–6 times per week for 3 consecutive years.

The accupressure group had significantly lower levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and higher levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) were observed and no significantly increased levels of serum creatinine and urine protein were detected in the AT group, as compared with that in controls.

Abstract: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine September, 2009

Posted by mpence at November 8, 2009 01:18 PM