Symptom family: Diabetes

TCM Herbal Formulas for Diabetes

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address diabetes, organized by formula type.

  • By Formula Type
  • Formulas that nourish yin and tonify
  • Formulas that clear qi-level heat
  • Formulas that secure essence and stop enuresis
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs
  • Formulas that vent membrane source
  • Formulas that release the exterior and purge the interior
  • Formulas that invigorate blood and dispel blood stagnation
  • Formulas that clear heat from deficiency
  • Formulas that release the exterior and clear the interior
  • Formulas that enrich yin and moisten dryness
  • Formulas that disperse dryness and moisten
  • Formulas that dispel summer-Heat and preserve body fluids
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that warm yang and tonify

All "formulas that clear qi-level heat" recommended for diabetes

Formula Key herbs
Bai Hu Tang Gypsum (Shi Gao)
Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang Gypsum (Shi Gao)

All "formulas that secure essence and stop enuresis" recommended for diabetes

Formula Key herbs
Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan Milkvetch Seeds (Sha Yuan Zi)
Sang Piao Xiao San Praying Mantis Egg-Cases (Sang Piao Shao)

All "formulas that clear heat from the organs" recommended for diabetes

Formula Key herbs
Yu Nu Jian Gypsum (Shi Gao), Prepared Rehmannia (Shu Di huang)
Yu Nu Tang Gypsum (Shi Gao), Prepared Rehmannia (Shu Di huang)

Acupoints for Diabetes

See more details below about Weiwanxiashu EX-B-3, an acupoint used to address diabetes.

  • By Meridian
  • Extra Points: Back (EX-B)
Weiwanxiashu EX-B-3

Weiwanxiashu EX-B-3

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 8th thoracic vertebra (T8).

TCM Herbs for Diabetes

Explore below some TCM herbs used to address diabetes, organized by herb category.

  • By Herb Category
  • Tonic herbs for qi deficiency
  • Tonic herbs for yin deficiency
  • Cool/Acrid herbs that release the exterior
  • Warm/Acrid herbs that release the exterior
  • Herbs that drain dampness
  • Herbs that stabilize and bind
  • Herbs that cool the blood
  • Tonic herbs for blood deficiency
  • Herbs that expel parasites
  • Herbs that clear heat and purge fire and/or clear summer heat
  • Purgative herbs that drain downward
  • Herbs that invigorate the blood
  • Tonic herbs for yang deficiency
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
  • Herbs that warm the interior and/or expel cold

"Tonic herbs for Qi Deficiency" recommended for diabetes

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Ginseng (Ren Shen) Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Atractylodes Rhizomes (Bai Zhu) Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Liquorice (Gan Cao) Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
American Ginseng (Xi Yang Shen) Not applicable
Jiaogulan (Jiao Gu Lan) Not applicable
King Solomon's Seal Roots (Huang Jing) Not applicable
Milkvetch Roots (Huang Qi) Not applicable

"Cool/Acrid herbs that release the Exterior" recommended for diabetes

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Bupleurum Roots (Chai Hu) Chai Hu Gui Jiang Tang | Da Chai Hu Tang
Kudzu Roots (Ge Gen) Ge Geng Huang Qin Huang Lian Tang
Mulberry Leaves (Sang Ye) Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang

"Warm/Acrid herbs that release the Exterior" recommended for diabetes

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Cinnamon Twigs (Gui Zhi) Chai Hu Gui Jiang Tang | Shen Qi Wan
Coriander (Hu Sui) Not applicable

"Herbs that drain Dampness" recommended for diabetes

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Poria-Cocos Mushrooms (Fu Ling) Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Corn Silk (Yu Mi Xu) Not applicable

"Herbs that stabilize and bind" recommended for diabetes

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Praying Mantis Egg-Cases (Sang Piao Shao) Sang Piao Xiao San
Schisandra Berries (Wu Wei Zi) Not applicable

"Herbs that cool the Blood" recommended for diabetes

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Unprepared Rehmannia (Di Huang) Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang | Yi Wei Tang
Goji Tree Root Bark (Di Gu Pi) Not applicable

"Tonic herbs for Blood Deficiency" recommended for diabetes

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Prepared Rehmannia (Shu Di huang) Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang | Qi Ju Di Huang Wan | Yu Nu Jian | Yu Nu Tang | Ba Wei Di Huang Wan | Da Bu Yin Wan | Liu Wei Di Huang Wan
Dong Quai (Dang Gui) Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang