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How to Use Acupressure Therapy for Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes?

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Diabetes is the symptom of abnormality of body functions such as 'Inability to burn up sugars' and 'Insufficient production of insulin'. There is no cure of diabetes in alopathic system of treatment, but alternative therapies like acupressure offers preve

Diabetes is the symptom of abnormality of body functions such as 'Inability to burn up sugars' and 'Insufficient production of insulin'. There is no cure of diabetes in alopathic system of treatment, but alternative therapies like acupressure offers prevention and cure possibilties in this connection. People who have undergone acupressure diabetes healing find improvement in their blood glucose or sugar level after acupressure treatment. Acupressure can reduce the sugar level significantly in patients with diabetes, no matter what type it may be (types I and II both can be tackled with acupressure)

Acupressure stimulates different pressure points in the body and can help improve a person’s normal health levels. By tapping into these specific pressure points, you are helping your body release healing mechanisms. These healing mechanisms are normally trapped by stress and fatigue you subject your body to daily. Ancient Chinese medicine teaches us that by releasing these “pressure points”, we are also releasing any negative energy that may be associated with that particular pressure point. This can have a huge healing benefit on the body.

Applying gentle pressure on precise acupoints is believed to stimulate the central nervous system (i.e. brain & spinal cord) to release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and the brain. These chemicals release other chemicals, such as hormones, that influence the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. And thus naturally the blood’s sugar/glucose level normalizes without any negative side effect, but may be with positive side effects (additional benefits).

The important acupoints are spleen 6, Liver 3, kidney 3, stomach 40 and reflex points of liver, pituitary, pancreas, thyroid and adrenal.                                                          

Spleen 6 (Sp-6) diabetes acupressure point

Location: On the inside of the lower leg, one hand width (four fingers) above the tip of the ankle bone, on the back of the shin bone.

Procedure: Pressure and intention can be used to stimulate this point using a slight clockwise circular motion for 3 minutes on each leg daily for 8-12 weeks.

Benefits: This healing touch point is one of the most commonly used points and one of the most versatile. Because the point crosses the Spleen, Kidney and Liver meridians, it can treat many conditions associated with all three organs. It's an important point in the treatment of any digestive, gynecological & emotional condition.

Liver 3 (Liv-3) diabetes acupressure point

Location: On the foot, on the line between the big toe and the second toe. The point is located about 3 finger widths from the edge, in the depression the size of a finger tip you can feel there.

Procedure: Pressure and intention can be used to stimulate this point using a slight counter-clockwise circular motion for 3 minutes on each arm daily for 8-12 weeks.

Benefits: This accupressure treatment Relaxes & unblocks emotions (especially repressed anger) and Depression.

Warning: Don't to when weak or low on energy (in that case use SP-6).

Kidney 3 (K-3) diabetes acupressure point

Location: On the inside of the foot, halfway between the Achilles-tendon and the side of the ankle-bone.

Procedure: Pressure and intention can be used to stimulate this point using a slight clockwise circular motion for 3 minutes on each ankle daily for 8-12 weeks.

Benefits: This healing touch heals effects on the body of too much fear (Also for lower back-pain), Strengthens the immune system and relieves fatigue.

Stomach 40 (St-40) diabetes acupressure point

Location: On the anterior aspect of the lower leg, 8 fingers superior to the external malleolus.

Procedure: Pressure and intention can be used to stimulate this point using a slight clockwise circular motion for 3 minutes on each ankle daily for 8-12 weeks.

Benefits: It is known as the Phlegm point. This acupressure treatment helps resolve phlegm throughout the body.

There are no negative side effects when using acupressure as a natural treatment for diabetes. If you experience any pain or discomfort, you should report this with your practitioner.

Is acupressure safe?

Acupressure is generally reported as safe. No serious complications have been published, despite millions of treatments every year. Self-administered acupressure is believed to be safe with proper training. Vigorous acupressure may cause bruising in sensitive individuals. 

Source of point and pictures: Healthy Oasis

Useful links:

How to adopt Acupressure therapy for diabetes?

How to Treat Diabetes With Acupressure

A study : Acupressure therapy inhibits the development of diabetic complications in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes

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