Reflexology For Diabetes

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE DIABETES

Diabetes compromises a patient’s health from skin complication to stroke. Feet are especially vulnerable because blood vessel damage or nerve damage lead to foot problem. Diabetic neuropathy occurs when the patient starts to lose sensation in the feet. If not controlled diabetes can put you at risk for a host of complications that can affect nearly every organ in the body. They include the heart, blood vessels, eyes, Kidneys, nerves, gums & teeth. A study was conducted in First Teaching Hospital, Beijing Medical University, China – 1993. Study: 32 cases of Type II diabetics were randomly divided into 2 groups. One of the groups was treated with conventional wester hypoglycaemic agents & reflexology and the other group with just hypoglycaemic agent. Result: After daily treatment of over 30 days, fasting blood glucose levels and cholesterol levels & other factors were greatly reduced in the reflexology group while no significant change was observed in the medicine only group. Reflexology also helps to control blood pressure, relieves pain, reduces anxiety, ensures good sleep, improves energy levels, Detoxifies & optimizes the function of all organs.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE CELLS

Reflexology can assist by increasing the circulation in the transpartation of energy to all the cells of the body and in removal of the waste products, thereby helping to prevent disease. Remember that everything you do in life has an effect on the cells of your body.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE NERVES

Reflexology helps to open up neural pathways, assisting in the control of stress levels and has an analgesic affect, reducing pain by releasing endorphins (natural painkillers) in to the system.

REFLEXOLOGY AND DIGESTION.

After a reflexology treatment it is common to have a bowel movement, which cleans out the colon. Sometimes this waste can be responsible for raising cholesterol and oestrogen levels in the body. Removing waste products efficiently leads to better health and well-being, and proper absorption of the nourishment from food.

REFLEXO LOGY AND BLOOD CIRCULATION

Reflexology can help increase the circulation, thereby preventing a sluggish blood flow that could result in clotting . The relaxation aspect of reflexology treatment can help to prevent high blood pressure, angina, heart attacks and strokes.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE SKELETON

Reflexology can help the distribution and absorption of vitamin D and minerals into the bones, to promote a healthy skeleton. It can also ease the aching joints associated with arthritis, improving mobility and helping to heal fractures.

REFLEXOLOGY AND THE SKIN

Reflexology can help to revitalize the condition of the skin by encouraging an adequate blood and nerve supply that reaches all parts of it. It can also reduce the incidences of skin-related conditions such as acne, by stabilizing the production of sebum and keeping bacteria levels under control.