Last Updated on March 17, 2023 by Dr Sharon Baisil MD
In a recent study conducted by Domer Laser, millimeter wave acupuncture point treatment has shown significant improvement in the clinical symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. The study aimed to observe the changes in clinical symptoms and blood glucose levels in 30 patients before and after treatment with millimeter wave acupuncture points, comparing them with 30 cases in the control group. The results showed a clinical symptom improvement rate of 90% in the treatment group, which was significantly higher than the 26.7% in the control group, with a significant difference of p<0.01 between the two groups.
Millimeter wave therapy used advanced millimeter wave pulse frequency irradiation treatment technology to stimulate the body’s acupuncture points, convert energy, improve the body’s immune function, and microcirculation, and regulate the human endocrine and nervous system. The patients were treated with the same medication, and the diet and exercise were kept constant. The treatment group received millimeter wave therapy in addition to the standard medication, and the control group received only the standard medication. The acupuncture points stimulated were Lung Yu, Pancreatic Yu, Spleen Yu, Zhongyuan, Guan Yuan, Yuzhi, Tai Xi, Foot San Li (right), and Yong Quan (left), which were common points. The millimeter wave probe irradiated Qu Chi (right) and Foot San Li (left) for 30 minutes each time.
The clinical symptoms were observed and recorded for each patient before treatment, including pain in the limbs, loss of skin sensation, numbness, fever, cold sweats, excessive sweating, diarrhea, constipation, and difficulty in urination. After a course of millimeter wave treatment, there were different degrees of relief of subjective symptoms and total effective rate, while the control group showed only slight relief. There was a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01).
Furthermore, there was no significant change in blood glucose levels before and after the treatment in both groups. There was also no significant difference in liver function and kidney function before and after treatment, and no adverse effects were observed during treatment.
The results of this study indicate that millimeter wave acupoint therapy has better efficacy in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. It is a non-invasive and non-medicated treatment that could serve as an alternative or complementary therapy to traditional medication in the management of diabetic neuropathy.
Read the full research article below:
Clinical observation of millimeter wave acupuncture point treatment for diabetic neuropathy – Domer Laser
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical efficacy of millimeter wave acupuncture points in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. METHODS: To observe the degree of reduction of clinical symptoms and changes in blood glucose in 30 patients before and after treatment with millimeter wave acupuncture points, and to compare with 30 cases of the control group. RESULTS: The clinical symptom improvement rate of 90% in the treatment group was significantly higher than that of 26.7% in the control group, with a significant difference of p<0.01 between the groups, while there was no significant change in blood glucose. Conclusion: millimeter wave acupoint therapy has better efficacy on diabetic neuropathy.
Keywords: millimeter wave, acupoint therapy, pond urine disease, neuropathy
Millimeter wave therapy is a high-tech electronic treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine based on the principle of traditional Chinese medicine meridians in China, combined with modern electronic millimeter wave technology non-mediated and non-invasive. Its principle is to use advanced millimeter wave pulse frequency irradiation treatment technology supplemented with specific frequency electrical impulses to stimulate the body’s acupuncture points, so as to achieve the conversion of energy, improve the body’s immune function, improve the body’s microcirculation, regulate the human endocrine and nervous system, to improve and treat the role of diabetes. In order to further understand the results of this method on the treatment of neuropathy in diabetic patients, clinical observation was conducted in our department from January 2000 to November 2000.
Subjects and methods
Sixty patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus diagnosed according to the annual diabetes treatment standard were randomly divided into treatment and control groups. Among them, 37 cases were male and 23 cases were female, and the age was (51.3sh2.6) years. There were no significant differences in age, sex, and disease duration between the 2 groups.
The patients were treated with the same medication and the diet and exercise were basically constant. In the treatment group, millimeter wave therapy was added, and the computerized diabetic treatment instrument was used to stimulate the acupuncture points of Lung Yu, Pancreatic Yu, Spleen Yu, Zhongyuan, Guan Yuan, Yuzhi, Tai Xi, Foot San Li (right), and Yong Quan (left), which were common points, and the millimeter wave probe irradiated Qu Chi (right) and Foot San Li (left) for 30 min each time. Fasting blood glucose and 2h postprandial blood glucose was measured once every 2 weeks, and the clinical and neurological examinations in the hospital were performed by the designated physician. Blood glucose was measured by a blood glucose meter. Clinical symptoms were observed and recorded for each patient before treatment, including pain in the limbs, loss of skin sensation, numbness, fever, cold sweats, excessive sweating, diarrhea, and constipation, and difficulty in urination. All subjective symptoms were graded as none, mild, moderate, or severe, and significant improvement was designated as improvement grade 2, improvement as improvement grade 1, and no change as ineffective. Statistics were performed with x ' test, and t-test.
Change in subjective symptoms
After a course of millimeter wave treatment, there were different degrees of relief of subjective symptoms and total effective rate, while the control group was only, with significant differences between groups (P < 0.01). For details, see Table 1.
Table 1: Changes in subjective symptoms after millimeter wave therapy for diabetes
Changes in blood glucose before and after treatment
The fasting blood glucose and 2h postprandial blood glucose after treatment decreased to some extent compared with those before treatment, but there was no statistical difference. For details, see Table 2.
Table 2: Changes in blood glucose before and after millimeter wave therapy for diabetes mellitus (mmol / L)
In addition, there was no significant difference in liver function and kidney function before and after treatment, and no adverse effects were observed during treatment.
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the common complications of diabetes mellitus, and its pathogenesis may be related to neurotrophic disorders due to endoneurial microangiopathy, abnormal internal metabolism of nerve axons and Schwann’s cells, and inadequate supply due to vascular lesions. It may also be associated with lipids, blood rheology, concomitant nutritional disorders, and vitamin deficiencies. The main pathological changes are segmental demyelination of nerve fibers, impaired regeneration of axons, and “degeneration”, characterized by early involvement of sensory nerves, with pain and numbness in the limbs as the prominent clinical manifestations, and severe pain often makes patients lose confidence in overcoming the disease, but there is no breakthrough in its treatment so far.
The principle of millimeter wave acupuncture point therapy is that millimeter wave action on the biological body that is absorbed by the epidermal tissue, biological action of the pathway have nerve body fluids and meridian pathways, because the biological tissue DNA, RNA, protein macromolecules and biofilm have their inherent oscillation frequency (0.15×1010 ~ 3x1010HZ). This frequency is right in the millimeter wave range (3×1010~3x1011HZ). Therefore, resonance occurs when millimeter waves act on these macromolecules and biofilms, and the energy is enhanced, resulting in changes in the microstructure of tissues, increased activity of proteins, amino acids, and enzymes, increased cellular metabolism, capillary dilation and extension, changes in blood flow velocity, increased blood flow, improved microcirculation, accelerated metabolism of pain-causing substances, and promotion of nerve metabolism.
The observation results showed that some patients complained of different degrees of relief of pain and numbness in the extremities during this treatment, and generally felt that their mental state had improved significantly compared with that before the treatment, and their weakness was reduced and their physical strength was enhanced.
In some patients, pain was reduced, swelling in the lower limbs disappeared, and nocturia was reduced. This result suggests that millimeter wave treatment has a better effect on the clinical symptoms of patients with diabetic neuropathy. It was also found during the treatment that as the intensity of acupoint stimulation increased, the patients’ subjective symptoms improved more significantly.
The patients’ blood glucose decreased to a certain extent after the use of millimeter wave acupoint therapy compared to the pre-treatment period, which was not statistically significant when compared to the control group, then indicates that millimeter wave acupoint therapy has no significant effect on blood glucose.
In conclusion, millimeter wave acupoint therapy has a certain therapeutic effect on diabetic neuropathy, which can improve patients’ symptoms such as pain, numbness, abnormal sensation, fatigue and weakness of the extremities to varying degrees and improve patients’ quality of life, and the treatment itself has no toxic side effects and can be used as an adjunctive treatment for diabetic patients, which is worth further observation and application in the clinic.
Shi Shilih, Concordia Endocrinology and Metabolism Beijing Science and Technology Press