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Benefits of Himalayan Hot Stones for Diabetes
As of 2010, an estimated 285 million people worldwide had Diabetes, with its occurrence increasing rapidly and experts estimating this number to double by 2030. 
Diabetes, known medically as Diabetes Mellitus, is a condition in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because the body does not produce enough insulin to metabolize the glucose, produces no insulin, or has cells that do not respond properly to the insulin that is produced. 
Glucose cannot enter our cells without insulin being present - insulin makes it possible for our cells to take in the glucose. So, even though the blood has plenty of glucose, the cells are not getting it due to the insufficient production of insulin, or the inability of the cells to use the insulin. 
Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues, as well as your brain's main source of fuel.  When your cells do not get glucose, you are essentially starved for energy, resulting in Fatigue and Stress.  While the excess blood glucose eventually gets discarded as waste, causing frequent urination and excessive thirst.
Over time, all of this can lead to serious health problems by causing damage at the cellular level.  Cells especially prone to damage are in the eyes, kidney, heart, blood vessels and nervous system.
The diabetic becomes more vulnerable to retinopathy and neuropathy, as well as kidney and heart disease. The Connective Tissue of the Body is prone to thickening and stiffening of the fascia surrounding the muscles and organs.
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Himalayan Hot Stones can have a cumulative positive effect on the symptoms of diabetes by:

  • Enhancing relaxation and sense of well-being
  • Increasing blood and lymph circulation
  • Normalizing function in feet and hands caused by Neuropathy
  • Increasing mobility and flexibility
  • Helping insulin absorption and regulation of glucose levels


Himalayan Hot Stones achieve these benefits for Diabetes by generating negative ions in the atmosphere, through heat applied to the muscles and connective tissues, and by topical absorption of minerals and nutrients through the skin.

By increasing the concentration of Negative Ions in the air, Himalayan Hot Stones promote the production of serotonin in the body and by reduce the effects of adrenaline.
We have all experienced the invigoration of being in the country, beach, woods, or mountains.  One of the reasons for this is because these natural settings all expose us to a large concentration of Negative Ions.  Positive Ions are created by the Electromagnetic Radiation from our computers, cell phones, tablets, televisions, microwaves, and all electronic appliances.  Positive Ions drain energy from our bodies, increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, decrease the body’s immune response, and contribute to disease.  When Himalayan Stones are heated by light, the moisture that the salt naturally attracts from the air is evaporated and Negative Ions are created, reducing the Stress and Fatigue caused by positive ions, and enhancing relaxation and a sense of well being.

Additionally, as the Himalayan Hot Stones are applied topically to the body, the heat helps tense muscles to release and the Sympathetic Nervous System is disengaged returning control to the Parasympathetic Nervous System, the part of your brain directly responsible for Relaxation and Rejuvenation.  At the same time, the heat applied to the muscles increases tissue mobility and joint flexibility by reversing the thickening/stiffening effect in the muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as decreased range of motion in the joints, caused by high glucose levels.  Heat from the Himalayan Hot Stones will also improve circulation in the involved area by dilating blood vessels and expanding arteries and veins.  Circulation is often impaired in diabetics due to the damaging effects of elevated blood sugar levels on the cells of the body.  Improved circulation also improves the cells' insulin uptake.

Magnesium and Sulfate contained in Himalayan Hot Stones also helps to improve the body’s ability to produce and use insulin, thus helping to regulate blood sugar and reducing the incidence or severity of Diabetes.  Researchers and physicians report that raising your magnesium levels may also help to ease muscle stiffness and tension by helping to detoxify the tissues.

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