Research: Acupuncture & Diabetes

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A 1997 study conducted by the University of Manchester appeared in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice Volume 39, Issue 2, February 1998, Pages 115-121.

The study followed 46 diabetic patients with chronic painful peripheral neuropathy and studied the long term effects of acupuncture.  63% of the patients were already following the standard medical treatment for painful neuropathy.  Patients received 6 treatments of acupuncture over 10 weeks.  By the end of the study, 77% showed significant improvement in their symptoms.  After the study, the patients were followed for another year, during which 67% were able to stop or reduce their medications significantly.  21% noted that their symptoms had cleared completely.