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Circulatory Problems

Acupuncture/Naturopathic medicine and Circulatory Problems

Acupuncture can help to increase circulation and to decrease responses to cold weather which are known triggers for the disease.

Circulatory Problems Definition:

Circulation symptoms such as Raynaud’s disease occur when blood flow to a part of your body is reduced, usually as a result of a narrowing of the arteries. Raynaud’s disease causes typically your fingers and toes to feel cold and numb, when exposed to cold temperatures. In Raynaud’s disease, the small blood vessels that supply your fingers and toes are the most affected and go into “spasm” causing the numbness and color change.

Circulatory Problems Causes:

Causes of circulatory disorders include: narrowing of arteries due to spasm of arterioles, plaque build-up, and peripheral artery disease.

Circulatory Problems Symptoms:

Symptoms of circulatory problems include: cold hands and feet, numbness or tingling in hands or feet, changes in skin color of fingers and toes, leg pain, muscle spasms, pain worse with exercise.

Circulatory Problems Treatments:

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for circulatory problems such as Raynaud’s disease. Acupuncture can help to increase circulation and to decrease responses to cold weather which are known triggers for the disease.

Another component to helping circulatory problems is to enhance the blood vessels by eating certain foods that reduce inflammation, getting proper amounts of fats and essential oils, and taking certain herbs and nutrients to ensure proper blood vessel health.