Natural Health &

Relaxation Centre

Diabetes Risk Assessment

By Ria

Over the course of the years I have met quite a lot of clients/patients in my practice with diabetes. Some of them had already been diagnosed with diabetes but with others I suspected it.

I have seen wonderful results and thought that if I knew more about the symptoms I would be in a better position to help and support them. It will enable me to provide a preliminary risk assessment of a new or existing client. When I feel the risk appears, I can send them for further examination. It is very important to be able to easily diagnose it and to get the people at risk into the hands of medical professionals.

It is important for me as a therapist to be aware of diabetes because too many people are going undiagnosed. I can identify a client who, from their lifestyle, body characteristics and symptoms that are going unrecognised, are at risk. I can then carry out treatments in a way that recognises that a client is either at risk or give a treatment that is helpful and supportive.

The most common disorder is diabetes mellitus. This is due to a partial or full deficiency of the hormone insulin being produced, causing a disorder of the carbohydrate metabolism in which sugar is not oxidised to produce energy. There are two types; non-insulin dependent and insulin dependent.

It has been shown that the pancreas and its islets that produce insulin can recover very quickly if exposed to the proper healing environment. By addressing the major stressors which underlie the disease, through homeopathic treatment, Cranio Sacral therapy, nutritional counseling and herbal cleanses, even if 90% of them were destroyed at least 50% of them can recover so insulin is no longer necessary.

In my practice I work mainly with Cranio Sacral therapy, emotional release and Bach Flowers. Homeopathic remedies derive from plants, minerals and animal sources. It is bio-energetic in nature. Homeopathy is customised for each individual according to their mental, physical and emotional symptoms, as well as their personal characteristics. Therefore, even though there might be several people with the same disease, they will need completely different remedies to get to the root of their disease. For example, a person with diabetes might also have hypothyroidism or occasionally suffers with migraines or tends to be nervous. A good practitioner will take all this into account and therefore prescribe "Phosphorus" because this is the remedy that best matches his/her symptoms.

Cranio Sacral therapy is a light hands-on pressure to various parts of the body with major focus on the head and spine. Cranio Sacral improves the movement of the blood and other fluids through the body tissues, increasing resistance to disease invasions. It also improves the brain and the spinal cord, as well as restoring the flexibility and adaptability of the nervous system. This therapy also reduces accumulated physiological stress levels. With Cranio Sacral therapy we also work with the thymus gland and the whole immune system with amazing results.

In reflexology we may come into contact with eye related problems, so we always check the eye zone in the second or third toe. Kidney problems may also arise in this disorder, and this reflex area will be very tender when we begin to apply pressure and palpitation. A tenderness may be felt all through the same zone as the eyes. The liver and pancreatic areas will also be tender. It is imperative that care is taken so that there is nothing that can scratch a patient's skin, as loss of feeling and hypersensitivity are common in the feet. Particular problems to be aware of with this disorder are peripheral neuropathy with unexplained loss of sensations and pain. This will make the person more at risk from unnoticed wounds and hence infection.

Reflexology will help balance all the systems of the body and make the person relax completely. A good general treatment is one that focuses on the pancreas area as this will help to stimulate any remaining insulin cells. The liver is the area to work on to ensure functioning of its many metabolic functions. The liver has an active detoxification process. We also work with the immune system, the thymus and spleen to help trigger the body's defence system.

I have also experienced that most people with diabetes are very negative and do not have any confidence in life. During my Cranio Sacral therapy treatments I try to get rid of all this negativity, anger and resentment and try to make them see that life has so much to offer.

With the combination of reflexology, Cranio Sacral therapy, counseling and diet we can achieve a very great deal.

In our clinic we incorporate these therapies so that our patients will have far reaching beneficial effects sooner. When any changes are made that can affect blood glucose levels, careful monitoring of blood sugar levels must be done. Therefore, self-diagnosis and self-treatment of diabetes is not advised. Individuals should work closely, and only make changes, with a qualified healthcare practitioner.