A study from 2014 reported that reflexology can be very effective in reducing the neuropathic pain from diabetes and improve the quality of life for those who suffer from diabetic neuropathy.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases explains that those with diabetes can develop painful nerve damage familiar as neuropathy. The symptoms may be light and can manifest through tingling sensation, or excruciating like stabbing pain. There might be frightening symptoms as well, including falling numb of legs, feet, arms, and hands. Around 60-70% of the diabetics experience neuropathy in one form or another.
What is the solution?
These techniques are recommended by modern reflexology for treating the pain caused by neuropathy in the feet and hands.
Feet – Target the pressure point a thumb-width below the ankle bone on the inside fold of the leg. This is K6 point. With your thumb apply some pressure.
Hands – Apply pressure L10 which can be found in the center of the thumb pad on the palm side of the hand.
Reflexology can help diabetics without neuropathy, too!
Foot massage can help in maintaining healthy blood-glucose levels.
This method helps as it stimulates the stomach, liver, intestines, pancreas, and muscle cells. They are all linked to carbohydrate and glucose metabolism.
You can ask someone to help you, or do it by yourselves in order to massage the points in your feet associated to the endocrine system and organs which are a cause of or effected by high blood pressure levels. These are the pancreas, adrenal, thymus, thyroid, pineal, and pituitary glands, the testes, and ovaries, as well.
Source: Healthy Tips World
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