Foot Reflexology To Prevent, Reduce & Control Diabetes

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FOOT REFLEXOLOGY TO CONTROL, REDUCE & PREVENT DIABETES foot reflexology diabetes

Author: Ken Koh, Aug 3 2017

Throughout the years, massage & reflexology has been a recommended treatment for diabetes. The rest from the massage along with good circulation can control the complications of diabetes.

In the past 35 years, the adults living with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide. This persistent problem is caused mainly from poor diet and lack of exercise. Singaporeans are the second highest diabetics amongst the developed nations. Our cultural diversified diet is comprised mainly of carbohydrates which is essentially broken down to glucose. Furthermore, the 90% of the drinks sold in the market is heavily dosed with sugar contents.

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Diabetes is formed into 2 types:

Type 1 Diabetes is caused genetically and is often unpreventable.

Type 2 Diabetes is caused by lifestyle decisions – mainly associated with poor diet, weight management and alcohol intake.

The effects of diabetes will cause problems with blood circulation, occurrence of foot ulcers with potential amputations. Further complications can cause heart disease, kidney issue and blindness. There are many known methods to prevent or control diabetes. One popular method with surprising results is foot reflexology.

Foot reflexology have proven to be an effective method against diabetes. As the variation of diabetes is caused by the insulin production and blood sugar levels, certain foot reflexology points focusing on the endocrine is found to be highly effective. Applying regular pressure can control the organs responsible for carbohydrate metabolism which will normalize your blood sugar.

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Foot Reflexology on Endocrine System

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PITUITARY GLAND (HORMONE SECRETION)

Located in the center of your big toe, the pituitary gland is responsible for the discharge of almost every hormone in your body. These hormones controls the growth balance, metabolism  and sugar content of the blood level in energy. This is especially important for diabetics as sugar is the main culprit for the illness. Focusing on the pituitary gland during foot reflexology / foot massage in the long term can help to control metabolism preventing excessive accumulation of fats.

PINEAL GLAND (CONTROLS SECRETION OF INSULIN)

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Pineal gland in located on the top middle of your big toe. The main function is the production of hormone melatonin during night time. Melatonin controls the secretion of insulin which control your blood sugar levels. The focus on the pineal gland during foot reflexology / foot massage can stimulate the production of melatonin increasing insulin levels. The stimulation is essential as insulin is a vital treatment for diabetes.

THYROID GLAND (CONTROLS METABOLISM)

Thyroid gland is located at the base of the big toe. The main function of the gland is produce thyroid hormones that controls your metabolism. Focusing on the thyroid gland during foot reflexology allows your body to regulate your body weight, muscle strength and cholesterol levels. An unhealthy thyroid will affect how your body break down protein and carbohydrates. This is especially important for diabetes patients towards the road of recovery.

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THYMUS GLAND (BUILD IMMUNE SYSTEM)

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Thymus gland is located at the ball of your feet parallel to your big toe. The main function is the control of growth and development in the immune system and is only active until puberty. The failure to have a strong immune system will cause ‘rogue’ immune cells to cause type 1 diabetes. Regular foot reflexology session focusing on the thymus gland can stimulate a stronger immune system.

ADRENAL GLAND (BURN MORE CALORIES)

The adrenal glands is situated above the kidneys in our body. The reflexology point is located on middle of the foot, aligned to the big toe. The main function of the adrenal reflexology point is to increase the energy in our body to burn more calories. The hormones  from the adrenal gland can assist to conserve sodium and increase blood glucose level.

PANCREAS GLAND (CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR)

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Pancreas gland is located underneath the adrenal gland in the middle of your foot. The main function is the secretion of hormones insulin and glucagon. These hormones are essential to maintain ideal blood glucose level. Regular foot reflexology sessions focusing on the pancreas gland can help to maintain a healthy level of blood sugar level.

 

Focusing on the above-mentioned glands during foot reflexology / foot massage can induce a long term positive effect towards diabetes. Aside from preventing or controlling incurable problem, these reflexology glands can improve the overall being of your health. We recommend using foot reflexology / foot massage to assist with your battle against diabetes, however, please do continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle (inclusive of exercise) and regular intake of medication.

 

Precious Foot Reflexology Outlet

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Book an appointment in any of our 3 outlets in Singapore:

 

Precious Foot Reflexology (Toa Payoh Outlet): Block 177 Toa Payoh Central #01-134, Singapore 310177

Tel: +65 6354 1911

Precious Foot Reflexology (Clementi Outlet): Block 446 Clementi Central #01-197, Singapore 120446

Tel: +65 8363 4703

Precious Foot Reflexology (Jurong Outlet): Block 130 Jurong Gateway Road #01-217, Singapore 600130

Tel: +65 6563 3766

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