12.28.2009

Massage Can Help with Diabetes Conditions

Almost 8 percent of the population suffers from diabetes. And of those 23.6 million diabetics, many of them also suffer from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. While PAD can be dangerous, recent research shows that connective-tissue massage improves blood circulation in the lower limbs of Type-2 diabetic patients, and may be useful to slow the progression of peripheral arterial disease. How cool is that?

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