There is some very good news for diabetics. A 2014 study reports reflexology therapy may be effective in reducing neuropathic pain from diabetes and improving the quality of life for patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, people with diabetes can develop painful nerve damage known as neuropathy. Symptoms can be light, manifesting as a tingling sensation, or excruciating, as in stabbing pain. They can also be frightening, as when hands, arms, feet, or legs fall numb. An astonishing 60 to 70 percent of diabetics experience neuropathy in one form or another.