Diabetes Reflexology Foot Massage
Reflexology massage is simple to perform without any known side effects, have many benefits not only in controlling diabetes, also beneficial for overall body system. For diabetic patents, reflexology is very much helpful in lowering their quantity of medicine taken to control blood-glucose level.
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High glucose causes & how the reflexology helps to relieve it?
Causes of high blood-glucose may be due to defect in carbohydrate or glucose metabolism. This defect may be due to stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas, or muscle cells. These problems can be resolved by stimulating the respective reflex points of the organs. See the picture below for reflex points of the different organs.
Reflexology diabetes foot massage
Diabetes may be caused due to some minor defects is the organs such as Pancreas, Liver, Small intestine, Muscular system and or other glandular systems.
It is always preferred and advisable to start the reflexology treatment with massaging endocrine glands (all the seven glands); which controls the entire metabolic system. Followed by; massaging the organs that may cause blood-sugar/glucose rise and organ that may be affecting by the high glucose level in blood. Massaging the reflex of,
- The Endocrine system
- Organs involved in the cause of High blood sugar.
- The organs that are at risk due to high sugar/glucose level in blood.
Reflexology massage Endocrine system
- Pituitary gland
- Pineal gland
- Thyroid & parathyroid gland
- Thymus gland
- Adrenal gland
- Pancreas gland
- Testes (for male) or Ovaries (for women)
Massaging the reflex points of the endocrine glands helps to normalize the sugar/glucose level in blood. Concentrate much on Pancreas, because this is responsible for insulin secretion.
Reflexology to organs responsible for carbohydrate metabolism
Carbohydrate is the major food constituent in the daily food intake. If the digestion and absorption of the carbohydrate are properly carried-out, then blood-sugar/glucose level is maintained in a normal level. The organs that are responsible for carbohydrate digestion, and absorptions are:
- Small intestine - absorbs glucose after digestion
- Liver - Glycogen & Fat storage
- Muscle cells - defects will cause insulin resistance
Massaging the reflex points of stomach, small intestine, liver, pancreas, and muscle cells can help to normalize the carbohydrate metabolism and thus blood-sugar/glucose level is maintained at the normal level. Provide special attention, if there is any pain, numbness in these reflex points. Because a different sensation at this area means there may be some defect in these organs. If that particular point shows any positive change after massaging, then increase the frequency of massage to that location. If happen otherwise, discard massaging those reflex points.
Reflexology to avoid diabetes complications
Long term of high level of blood-sugar/glucose can cause nerve damage, which can lead to.
- Nerves damage
- Heart problems
- Kidney problems
- Eye problems
- Sex & urological problems
Massaging the reflex points of these organs can be helpful to avoid any complication due to long term of diabetes. Thus, Diabetes Reflexology Massage not only controlling the blood-sugar/glucose level, but also protects organs that may be affecting by long term of diabetes.