Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Diabetes and Energy
Smith, ap, dom
Author of Energy Medicine for Healthy Living Resources
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recently learned that *8.1 million women in the United States have Diabetes and
it is on the rise. While there are two types of diabetes, (Type I and
II), it is Type II that develops after the age of 40. It usually
progresses slowly and can go unidentified for many years. Let's empower
ourselves by looking at what causes this illness and how can we prevent
What is Type II Diabetes and How is
Diabetes occurs when the cells in the body reject insulin or the body is not
producing enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is essential for the
body to use glucose for energy. When we eat food, our body converts
sugars and starches into glucose to give our cells fuel to function. It
is the role of Insulin to take the glucose (sugar), from the blood and
transport into the cells. When insulin is not being produced properly,
there is a build up of sugar in the blood preventing absorption into the
cells. This is when diabetic complications occur.
several factors associated with Type II Diabetes:
- Genetics: There is a tendency
for Type II Diabetes to run in the family, but don't let that
"energetic thought," become a reality for you as there are lots
of ways to prevent this illness
- Sedentary Lifestyle
- Overweight and Obesity
- High Blood Pressure
- High Fat Diet
- High Alcohol Intake
Prevention: exercise regularly, eat healthy
(green rich diet), eliminate or reduce alcohol consumption, avoid all
artificial sugar substitutes like aspartame and use the energy medicine tips
described below to restore harmony.
Common Symptoms of Type II Diabetes?
important to note that symptoms will vary from person to person.
- Frequent urination
- Areas of skin darkening
- Weight loss
- Still hungry after eating
- Increased thirst
- Feeling of weakness and
- Loss of consciousness, (this
symptom is rare)
- Slow healing
- Blurred vision
- Urinary tract infections
Medicine Quick Tips for Diabetes
Diabetes, it is vitally important to work your Spleen energy to bring balance back
to your blood sugar. In Oriental Medicine the energies of Spleen and
Pancreas are treated together. Your primary focus would be to strengthen
the Spleen Meridian and Organ. This can be done a number of ways.
The best place to begin is by:
Sedating Triple Warmer Meridian as it first draws energy from the Spleen
compounding the deficiency. Pick your favorite method by using Triple
Warmer Acupressure Sedating Points, do the Triple Warmer Smoothie, or hold the
Triple Warmer Neurovascular Points.
Strengthen Spleen Meridian to help create a new pattern of insulin production
in the Pancreas. You can begin by holding Spleen Acupressure
Strengthening Points, tap or massage Spleen Neurolymphatic Reflex Points, tap
or massage the Spleen Source Point (SP 3), or flush the Spleen Meridian by
tracing it backwards one time and forward three times.
To promote overall health and wellness and maintain vitality, you will want to
commit to doing The Daily Energy Routine and check for any Homolateral energy
imbalance. Substance testing for foods, nutritional supplements and
medications by a qualified Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner will assist
the Spleen in proper metabolism and improve blood sugar balance. Also
doing the Triple Warmer / Spleen hug several times a day will harmonize and
support these two systems.
Areas Diabetics Should Monitor Carefully
There are a
lot of complications caused by diabetes that require extra attention. If
you have diabetes, make sure you monitor these five areas on a regular basis.
how diabetes alters the way food affects your body. Know the signs of low
blood sugar. Have a plan in place to correct your blood sugar levels when
have a higher risk of heart attacks and stroke. Optimal cholesterol and
blood pressure goals are lower for diabetics.
higher blood sugar levels, bacteria grow and infections develop more quickly.
Treating infections early on can prevent serious complications later.
may suffer from neuropathy, or nerve damage in their feet and can get an injury
or serious infection without feeling it. Give your feet a regular visual
has been shown to decrease blood sugars and improve insulin resistance, the
main issue for those with type II diabetes.