Are you Diabetic? Crushed that you cannot make Cupping Therapy a part of your life? With the eye on World Diabetes Day, let’s take a look at why that is.
Diabetes in a nutshell..
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s also your brain’s main source of fuel.
If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood, although the reasons may differ. Too much glucose can lead to serious health problems. Some of these health problems include risk and occurrence of:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of the breakdown of muscle and fat that happens when there’s not enough insulin)
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing sores
- High blood pressure
- Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal or bladder infections
It is however, for your own safety, that Diabetes is contraindicated to Bellabaci Cupping. Those reasons include:
- Diabetes gives you a slow healing time and lessened sensation. So, cup kisses can evolve into an extreme form.
- Diabetics are most of the time on medical treatment and cupping may interfere. Always check with the prescribing doctor before performing cupping therapy if you have a diagnosed medical condition.
- Cupping may place extra strain on already strained kidneys.
- Blood glucose levels may become affected, leaving the patient weak or worse.
FYI: In the eastern countries, cupping is performed on patients with Diabetes as that is part of their normal and Traditional Chinese Medicine. These patients are usually not taking mainstream diabetes drugs, like the western cultures. The treatments are practiced by doctors though, accompanied by herbal medicine and acupuncture.
PS! Now, because the Bellabaci Team is passionate about your health and well-being, we will be launching an amazing alternative, so that you can still treat pain, cellulite, circulation and skin. The healthy and natural way that we are famous for that is.. So stay tuned, and be prepared to be blown away!
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Happy Cupping (almost) Everyone!