Diabetes is a metabolic disorder unfortunately common in the modern world, in which a person’s body has become unable to transport glucose into the cells, either because insulin production is too low or because the cells no longer respond to it properly. As a result, blood glucose increases to unhealthy levels, causing a variety of symptoms.

Signs & Symptoms

The patients who consult us for diabetes experience:

  • Intense thirst and frequent urination
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Cuts and bruises that do not heal well
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
  • Frequent infections

that do not heal well

    • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
    • Frequent infections


    Over time, diabetes may also cause eye and foot complications, hypertension, heart disease, nerve damage and sexual dysfunction.


In our experience, several factors may play a role in the development of hypertension, including:

  • Diet, notably an excessive intake of salt and alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Chronic stress
  • Sleep apnea and chronic sleep deprivation
  • Genetics
  • Certain conditions, including diabetes and high LDL cholesterol
  • Hormonal changes, including menopause and pregnancy
  • Certain medications

How we treat it

Our extensive clinical experience at the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem has shown us that Chinese medicine offers very effective complementary treatments that can help to reduce the severity of symptoms of diabetes and help prevent the development of complications.


During an initial consultation meeting, we will consider the impact of lifestyle, diet and emotions on each of our patients to build the treatment protocol most appropriate to their needs, using a combination of:

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Reflexology
  • Naturopathic advice for lifestyle and nutrition

For a consultation meeting please call


Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander