Pearls 2020 June Live Webinar on TCM Management of Diabetes
Join renowned diabetes specialist Professor Xue Ju Fu and your host and translator Dr Greta Young to learn about the application of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment and management of diabetes. Online Webinar recorded June 26-27 2020, hosted by University of Technology, Sydney.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder in which the level of glucose (sugar) in an individual’s blood becomes too high because the body cannot use it properly. There are two common forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is due to destruction of the insulin producing islet cells in the pancreas (islet of langerhans). Type 2 diabetes is due to relative lack of insulin after many years of increased insulin production by the pancreatic islets, and resistance to the action of insulin in many tissues of the body, especially in muscle. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination (polyuria), increased thirst (polydipsia), and increased hunger (polyphagia). If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.
In traditional Chinese medicine, diabetes is categorised as “Xiao Ke Bing”. The disorder of “Xiao Ke” refers to the clinical presentations of excessive drinking, excessive intake of food and excessive urination, thus matching the three characteristic presentations of diabetes.
Professor Xue Ju Fu is the disciple of Professor Zhu Chen Yu who was a renowned diabetes specialist . In 1986, with the support of Zhu Chen Yu, the first integrated western and Chinese medicine clinic was established which is the current Beijing Xing Yuan Jin Fang Chinese Medicine Clinic In Shun Yi, Beijing. In January 2019, the Jing Fang College was established to promote continuous Chinese medicine education with Professor Xue as the founder member of this college. Professor Xue inherits the Road-tested clinical application of Diabetes treatment in particular the applications of many paired herbs to reduce the blood and urinary sugar.
Topics covered are:
- The concept of Diabetes and the TCM disorders of Xiao Ke characterised by insatiable thirst, urination and appetite. The traditional treatment strategy of Xiao Ke and Xiao Dan can be differentiated into upper Xiao, Middle Xiao and Lower Xiao with different treatments
- Si Jin Mo’s Treatment Approach of Diabetes
- Zhu Chen Yu’s Treatment and Pattern Differentiations of Diabetes
- Qi and Yin Deficiency (The most prevalent pattern with 63% of diabetes patients suffering from Qi and Yin Deficiency;
- Dryness heat entering the blood aspect;
- Yin deficiency with hyperactive heat;
- Blood stasis pattern
- Clinical application of Yi Guan Jian