On the occasion of World Diabetes Day:

Tehran (IP) – An Iranian traditional medicine healer says that lifestyle modification can significantly control diabetes.

Iran PressIran News: "Walking regularly is a very good way to control and prevent diabetes," traditional medicine healer Hossein Kheirandish said on Sunday, referring to diabetes treatment methods.

Speaking at a press conference on the occasion of World Diabetes Day, he added: "Diabetes is the root of several other diseases, which will increase the level of black bile (Saudā') in body."

Kheirandish said: "Depression and rise of black bile (Saudā') level are the side effects of contracting COVID-19, which provides the basis for diabetes. As a result, we need to change our behavior and lifestyle to prevent the development of diabetes."

Emphasizing the importance of chewing food well, the traditional medicine healer said: "Drinking cold water while having meals, not chewing food well is harmful and every food we eat should be chewed and eaten thoroughly."

Referring to other measures to prevent diabetes, Kheirandish said: "Drinking cold water, especially with salts, cools the stomach and will pave the way for diabetes."

He considered breathing soft air in the form of daily deep breathing and walking to be effective in preventing diabetes and said: "Walking is a very good preventive factor for all types of diabetes."

Kheirandish mentioned using the extracts of nettle, fenugreek, and mint as the most important food sources in controlling diabetes.

Referring to the great emphasis on traditional medicine and its potential in the treatment of diseases, he noted: "Traditional medicine in Iran takes the first steps for change, and from now on, using scientific methods in traditional medicine will begin, and the next decade will be a decade of scientific work in the field of traditional medicine."

World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign focusing on diabetes mellitus and is held on 14 November each year.

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The Iranian traditional medicine is based on four humors of phlegm (Balgham), blood (Dam), yellow bile (Safrā'), and black bile (Saudā').

The four humors are based on the teachings of Abu Ali Sina, the renowned Iranian scholar and physician, into an elaborate medical system.

Iran is a leading country in traditional medicine with thousands of years of background in the field. Recently, the country has initiated a project to use the capacities of traditional medicine further.

Earlier, the Iranian Minister of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education, Bahram Einollahi, said at the closing ceremony of the second national festival on Iranian traditional medicine that 17 traditional medicine products had been permitted for the treatment, nine of which had entered the market.

Reported by Mojtaba Darabi


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