How to Lower Blood Sugar Naturally with Herbs and Chinese medicine
Blood Sugar level – or your blood glucose level – describes the amount of sugar in your bloodstream. Having a balanced amount of sugar in your blood is essential – in addition to powering your brain glucose also fuels every cell in your body. When your blood sugar is balanced you will feel energetic, happy, productive, and have no problems sleeping. When your blood sugar is imbalanced however you may experience a brief sugar high…followed by a sugar crush. Low blood sugar levels are associated with reduced energy, lower mood and a diminished ability to concentrate and lose weight. Keep reading to find out ways to lower blood sugar naturally
Where does the blood sugar come from, and why?
The sugar in our blood comes from the food we eat. Your blood sugar levels change throughout the day and are typically at their lowest point before your first meal. Physical or emotional stress for both men and women triggers the release of hormones that can create high blood sugar levels. For women, menstruation and menopause cause hormonal changes that affect blood sugar levels. If you are interested in managing your blood sugar levels naturally it is important to take control of your emotions, to try to reduce stress and to work on correcting the underlying causes that can contribute to imbalanced blood sugar levels. In this article we will share some helpful hints and tips about thats that can manage your blood sugar naturally, including information about herbs to help control blood sugar
The role of the pancreas
After eating your pancreas secretes insulin – a hormone that allows your body to either use the glucose from your food, or to store it for future use. Insulin regulates your blood sugar levels, and its role is to prevent these from getting too high or too low. If your blood sugar levels are often higher than they should be you may develop insulin resistance – which can lead to pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It is therefore important that if you have elevated blood sugar levels but do not have high enough levels to develop diabetes, that you take steps to reduce them.
Lower blood sugar naturally with Chinese Medicine
There is a wealth of research that demonstrates that acupuncture is effective at helping to improve blood glucose management. Through the use of single use sterile acupuncture needles that stimulate specific acupuncture points a highly skilled acupuncture practitioner is able to move stuck energy around the body. In doing so they are able to boost the body’s metabolism and to encourage the release of balanced amounts of hormones. Chinese medicine works by addressing the individual imbalances that lead to blood sugar irregularities. By doing this the body is able to eliminate the blood sugar imbalances. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory acupuncture and herbal treatment work by regulating and promoting the circulation of blood and our natural energy levels – our Qi. By doing this we are able to balance the function of the organs – including the pancreas. When the pancreatic function is improved the sugar levels will become balanced – naturally.
Research into acupuncture demonstrates that it can:
- Help with weight management
- Protect the function of the pancreas – which leads to improved insulin production
- Improve insulin resistance
In addition to stimulating the acupuncture points with needles your practitioner may also warm up the acupuncture points and meridians with a herb called Moxa in a process is known as moxibustion. A number of large scale studies have demonstrated that moxibustion is a helpful herb to help control blood sugar.
Herbs to help control blood sugar
There are a number of herbs that are excellent at helping to control blood sugar.
GinSen’s Blood Sugar Remedy is a natural supplement to support your body’s natural blood sugar and insulin balance. This supplement has been formulated by Chinese Medicine experts with the aim of supporting balanced blood glucose levels, boosting energy, and suppressing food cravings. This supplement contains a precise mix of herbs that have been shown to help control blood sugar. Here are the all natural ingredients:
Dietary tips to manage blood sugar naturally
In addition to acupuncture and taking herbs to help control blood sugar there are several simple delicious yet effective changes that you can make to your diet and lifestyle – that don’t require you feeling hungry for most of the day!
Eat plenty of healthy fats. Coconut oil, avocado, olive oil, nuts and seeds are great sources of healthy fats. These fats help slow the release of glucose in the bloodstream and also provide more satiety (make you feel fuller) for longer periods of time.
Eat little and often
Why not try eating breakfast – a mid morning snack – a light lunch – a mid afternoon snack, on to dinner and a light snack before bedtime. The reason for this is that large, infrequent meals will cause bigger shifts in your blood sugar levels than several smaller meals. By eating smaller portions throughout the day you will maintain steadier blood sugar levels.
Ensure your main meals are well balanced and make sure that they contain plenty of protein and fibre. When we consume healthy sources of carbohydrates with plenty of good fat and protein, the glucose from the meal enters our blood slowly, which is what we want.
Lifestyle tips to manage blood sugar naturally
Let’s get physical!
Exercise is fantastic as it encourages the cells in your muscles to absorb more glucose – it uses it to fuel movement and tissue repair. Engaging in exercise therefore lowers blood sugar, and if you keep it up long term exercise also makes cells more responsive to insulin and helps prevent resistance. Try to get your heart rate up and sweat at least 3 times a week. Not only will you feel great but your sugar levels will heave a huge sigh of relief!
A lack of sleep can raise the stress and appetite hormones that make you hungry. This makes it harder to say no to those sugary snacks, so try to adopt some regular sleeping habits, put away your tablets nice and early, and make your sleep a priority.
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