People with diabetes may have circulation and nerves issues in their feet. Reflexology can help since it is highly beneficial towards both of those problems, while also giving the regular benefits anyone would get from a session.
Diabetes, often found in individuals with high levels of blood sugar, is a metabolic disease that results in the individual having high blood sugar levels.
Glucagon and insulin hormones control the level of blood sugar inside you. Glucagon secretes sugar from out of your cells and into your bloodstream, raising the levels, while insulin does the opposite. Diabetics often need insulin injections because their natural insulin hormone is not working properly.
Blood sugar levels getting too high by an improper lack of insulin causes increased urination, hunger as well as thrust. If the sugar levels remain unchecked, a diabetic’s eye lens may shape differently, creating a change in vision. This is fixed when insulin kicks in.
Other side effects of diabetes include nausea, hyperventilation, as well as pain in your abdominal muscles.
3 Major Diabetic Types:
Diabetes type one: Dependent on insulin, type 1 diabetes needs insulin injections since the pancreas is not making enough of the hormone on its own.
Diabetes type two: Body cells may create a resistance towards insulin which makes cells unable to pull sugar out of the blood.
Gestational diabetes: Pregnant women may develop diabetes since their pancreas requires producing more insulin than usual.
What Can Reflexology Do?
Reflexology can greatly help:
- Poor circulation
- Neuropathy, which consists of tingling, coldness, numbness pain, or complete sensation-loss.
- Make your body feel balanced
- Encourage vitality and health
- Encourage insulin production
How? Reflexologists can stimulate your entire body through your feet using specific areas and reflexive points. Work on the hormonal system as well as working on your pancreas will also help insulin producing cells to work better than they have. Also the liver would require some work because of its’ function as a processor, which is affected by high sugar levels in the blood.
Reflexology also helps symptom management; Every patient is treated differently but if, for example, an individual feels nausea, the key area focused on would be the digestive system. Excessive urination would be treated by focusing on the urinary system.
Diabetics looking to reflexology should have treatments one to two times weekly at first. Eventually when the patient feels better, treatments may have more time in between, becoming monthly or every other month. In some cases, such as those with gestation diabetes, reflexology may no longer be needed in time.