National Diabetes Reference Materials - An initiative under the War on Diabetes
Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture
Traditional medicines like Ayurveda
Herbal medicines and supplements
Continue with Western medicine unless otherwise advised by your doctor
advice from a T&CM practitioner before taking herbal medicines or supplements
monitor your blood sugar as advised
In Singapore, Traditional Medicine (TM) typically refers to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Traditional Malay Medicine (TMM) and Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM), while Complementary Medicine (CM) refers to all other forms of medicine that are non-mainstream, e.g. chiropractic, osteopathy, aromatherapy, etc.
Scientific studies on effectiveness of T & CM for diabetes and its complications are inconclusive or insufficient.
Only Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners are licensed in Singapore.List of TCM practitioners www.tcmpb.gov.sg
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