There are numerous alternative therapies that can help a person who has Type 2 diabetes. This is because they all work in different ways. Chiropractic is one such therapy that can help to ease some of the problems associated with diabetes.
Many people are under the false assumption a chiropractor cracks bones and that’s all. The truth is the total opposite. This therapy is manual manipulation of your vertebrae in such a way as to put them back into alignment.
Under the spine is the spinal cord which is your body’s main nerve and it’s where many main nerves originate. By easing the pressure on these nerves, a chiropractor can help to heal many other problems within your body.
The nerves controlling your pancreas can be eased by adjusting your lower thoracic vertebrae. This also helps your body to improve the regulation of insulin and the release of glucagon. Adjusting vertebrae that are misaligned can improve blood flow to all parts of your body. Regular, early treatment from a chiropractor maybe can prevent you from needing insulin injections.
It’s also important to remember all the signals going to your spinal cord will then be sent to your brain. If certain signals aren’t working properly, you can experience many types of medical problems including digestive issues and urinary tract problems.
The human body is remarkable in the way it works, and seemingly unrelated problems in other parts of the body can have an effect on your diabetes. For example, if you have muscles that are too tight, or pinched nerves in your neck or middle back, your pancreas won’t work as efficiently as it should.
It may not produce enough enzymes to digest the carbohydrates, fats and proteins you consume, and/or it can affect insulin production. These events mean your blood sugar levels may become unbalanced and you may suffer from low blood sugar or even high blood sugar.
Chiropractors work on fixing vertebral subluxations (misalignments in the vertebrae) because they determine how well the nervous system and organs work together. If you have either too many or a few large subluxations, there will always be problems between your organs and nervous system.
It’s important to understand chiropractors aren’t magicians. They can’t cure Type 2 diabetes. What they can do is use their skills and knowledge to ensure your body is functioning at the best level possible by aligning your vertebrae properly. Then your body’s natural healing processes can do their job much more efficiently.
When you visit a chiropractor, it’s important to tell him you have Type 2 diabetes. Don’t just mention the headache or backache you may have, because then they’ll only treat that or anything else they discover. As with your medical doctor, you should always disclose all health issues because you don’t know what a chiropractor can do to help you if he knows everything about you body.