Reflexology For Diabetes

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  China   Not indicated.  



Lin, P., "Two Cases of Diabetic Mellitus Treated with Foot Reflexotherapy." 1996 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 32-33.


  Two cases of diabetic mellitus were studied. Case #1 was insulin dependent with a high fever, and high blood and urine glucose levels. He had pain throughout his body and was unable to sleep. All foot reflex areas were highly sensitive. He was given a foot reflexology treatment. His pain was relieved and he was able to sleep. After one week, urine and blood glucose decreased. His Insulin was decreased and was taught how to do self reflexology. He remained stable for 2 years. Case #2 was a non-insulin dependent patient who had polydipsia, polyuria, and weight loss. He was given two sessions of foot reflexology after unsuccessful treatment of Traditional Chinese medicine. After the two session, He blood and urine glucose returned to normal.



Foot reflexology was found to be effective for the relief of diabetes mellitus.

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