Diabetes TCM Singapore The treatment of diabetes in TCM in Singapore is widely known as Xiao-Ke (消渴”). In TCM, the syndrome particularly emphasizes upon wasting and thirsting. Yin deficiency results in the production of excessive heat within the body. Yin deficiency is related to lungs, stomach, and kidney disorder according to TCM principle. Chinese herbs and formulas are considered to be highly useful in curing diabetes along with acupuncture and acupressure. This helps in reducing blood glucose and prevents the onset of frank diabetes and its arising complications.