According to the American Diabetes Association there are 23.6 million people in the USA, or 8% of the population, who have diabetes.
In 2008 around 2.3. million people in the UK have diabetes.
One of my close relatives has diabetes and the symptoms of a diabetic suffering a ‘hypo’ can be quite alarming. I’m not a doctor, but I know that diabetes is closely linked to problems with the pancreas and the production of insulin.
From what I can remember, the stomach changes food into glucose. Glucose enters the bloodstream. The pancreas makes little or no insulin therefore little or no insulin enters the bloodstream and as a result glucose builds up in the bloodstream.
So in our look to discover the best qigong exercises for diabetes, any that benefit the pancreas will be worth considering. So straight away we can include:
Big Turn of The Cosmos, Green Dragon Presenting Claws and Big Windmill Hand. All of the qigong exercises are of benefit to the pancreas and will therefore be of interest to anyone wishing to use qigong exercises to improve/overcome diabetes.
Another qigong exercise worth considering is Plucking Stars.
Remember the TCM view of illness is that it is caused by Yin/Yang disharmony. Whilst Yin/Yang disharmony can be exhibited in a vast amount of different symptoms, it is caused by blockages to harmonious energy flow through the meridians of the body.
The qigong exercises I have mentioned here are the most ‘cost effective’ for working on the symptoms we call diabetes.
Bye for now
Marcus James Santer