Anticipating Diabetes, Obesity and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Applying Integrative Techniques Using Functional and Oriental Medicine

  • Dagmar EhlingEmail author


Metabolic syndrome is rampant in our society with increases of epidemic proportions in obesity and diabetes. This paper provides an overview of integrative medical diagnostic and treatment options that favor proactive interventions to prevent the long-term consequences of these maladies. Topics include Oriental medicine, blood sugar balance, adrenal health, immune system, hormones, brain health, dietary modifications, including their application for patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a major cause of infertility. This approach offers useful and safe alternatives to drug therapy, bariatric surgery, and in the case of PCOS, assisted reproductive technologies, which have known risks, complications, and high costs. This paper suggests new possibilities for managing these issues proactively and effectively. Anticipation of outcomes of dysfunctional lifestyle choices offers the opportunity to prevent disease, i.e., “treat” it, before it occurs.


Diabetes Obesity Acupuncture Functional medicine Polycystic ovarian disease Oriental medicine Paleolithic diet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oriental Health Solutions, LLCDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Forschungsgruppe AkupunkturDüsseldorf und GrafingGermany

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