One of the common sub-categories of people which present with Diabetes is what is called a pattern of dysfunctional fluid metabolism in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The symptoms of this subcategory may include excessive fluid secretions from the eyes and nose, as well as bloating, and swelling of the extremities. Loose stools and or mucus in the stools may also be an issue. The underlying issue is that Fluids are nor being transformed, absorbed or eliminated properly by the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine the root of this problem is suboptimal digestion and gut function. Fix the digestion and you’ll fix the running/congested nose that we often refer to as hay fever - although it has become constant.
Acupuncture has been shown to effective in treating hay fever in a number of clinical trials and its effects have confirmed when systematic reviews have been conducted, so it makes sense to look at this problem from this perspective.
There are a lot of things you could start doing to improve your digestive function from a TCM point of view, and some of the things that will have the most powerful impact are things you can do yourself, like having regular meal times, and avoiding cold, rich or sugary foods. More detailed advice, acupuncture or herbal medicine can be sought as well.
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