Diabetes was identified as a medical problem many centuries ago, but it didn’t become a major health issue until people increased their consumption of processed foods while reducing their physical activity during the past 15 years. This has led to a steady increase in the number of overweight and obese people, with an increasing percentage of them developing insulin resistance and eventually becoming diabetic.
The bad news … Every minute across the world, 6 people die of diabetes … either directly or indirectly as the result of a complication. In total this disease is therefore the cause of almost 4 million deaths per year! Which are as many deaths as those caused by AIDS.
The prevalence of diabetes on a global scale is increasing at an alarming rate. In 2000, there were around 171 million diabetics. Today there are 246 million. And by 2025 this figure is expected to reach 380 million!
Currently 8.3% of the U.S. population, or 25.8 million Americans, are known to have diabetes mellitus; and another 7 million Americans have the disease but are unaware of it or will develop the disease during their lifetime.
The good news is that studies and research in China have shown that Reflexology is an effective treatment for type II Diabetes Mellitus.
The world is evolving and so is Reflexology! Have you heard about the breakthroughs in Reflexology happening around the world in the past ten years?
Modern Reflexology is both a science and an art. As a science it requires careful study, faithful practice, a sound knowledge of the techniques and skill. As one of the healing arts, Reflexology yields the best results when the Reflexologist works with the European Reflexology Method combined with dedication, patience, focused attention and TLC (tender loving care).
The course Can Reflexology Reverse Diabetes? offers a wide range of holistic treatment options for the diabetic or pre-diabetic client including European Reflexology techniques.
Although Diabetes is considered to be a modern day disease, Diabetes actually got its name in the first century from Aretaeus a Greek physician. The entire history of Diabetes is covered from that date through 1921 when Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin as a diabetes medication, right up to 2007 when Diabetes patients were first treated with stem cells from their own bone marrow so that they no longer required insulin treatments for extended periods of time.
Detailed information about the primary three types of diabetes:
The section on Blood Glucose Management explains simply how the body’s more than 70 trillion cells regulate the blood glucose (or blood sugar) by using two hormones secreted from the pancreas – insulin and glucagon. When there is an imbalance of these hormones diabetes or hypoglycemia may be diagnosed by your doctor.
If you are in practice as a Reflexologist or Health Care Practitioner, it is important to know the following information about your diabetic or possible diabetic clients – risk factors, diabetic diagnosis, treatment guidelines and diabetic complications.
Also included are comprehensive sections on:
The final section contains specific protocols, methods and suggestions on how to work with your diabetic clients to help reverse their symptoms.
Can Reflexology Reverse Diabetes (Module 4) continues the European Reflexology Method protocols taught in Module 1. It is strongly suggested that students complete Module 1 to understand the foundation of European Reflexology before continuing their studies with modules 2 – 6.
I understand that this is an online course and I will be given access to the virtual classroom when I sign up even if it is 2am on a Sunday morning.
The Universal College of Reflexology is offering 21st century continuing education programs available to students all around the world through their on-line learning campus. The European Reflexology Diploma program comprises of a total of six courses. Courses are priced individually, and may be taken at the students own pace.
Module 1 – European Reflexology Method, is the prerequisite for the other courses in the Master European Reflexology Diploma program.
Modules 2 through 6 continues the fascinating journey into Mastering European Reflexology.
Each of the six courses listed above, are certificated in their own category and when all six modules are completed, the student is eligible to apply for the Master European Reflexology Diploma.
It is strongly suggested that the modules be taken in numerical order 2 – 6, however students can choose to select individual courses after completing the foundation and prerequisite Module 1 European Reflexology Method.