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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2023, 5(4); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2023.050404.

Treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy from "Qi"


Jiaru Xu1, Yuhong Duan2

Corresponding Author:
Yuhong Duan

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China

2Affiliated Hospital of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712000, China


Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) refers to a series of clinical symptoms resulting from the symptom-complex of excessive eating for a long time, a deficiency of qi, blood and body fluids, and blocked body channels. According to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine, the qi, blood and body fluids comes from the same source. Qi can not only generate body fluids, but can also promote the activity of body fluids and circulation of blood. Meanwhile, qi is also the fundamental substance constituting and maintaining the living activities of a human body. Therefore, treatment of DPN should focus on boosting qi, nourishing yin, as well as activating qi and promoting the circulation of blood. Clinically, treatment and diagnosis of DPN need to be considered in combination with other symptoms, with comprehensive analysis conducted on the basis of the four diagnostic examination methods.


Diabetic peripheral neuropathy; Diabetes arthralgia; Clinical experience

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Jiaru Xu, Yuhong Duan. Treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy from "Qi". International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 4: 16-21. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2023.050404.


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