We list out new and natural remedies to improve microcirculation to the body’s tissues
Microcirculation is a term used to describe the countless small vessels in the vasculature that are embedded within organs and are responsible for distribution of blood within the body’s tissues, as opposed to the larger vessels which transport blood to and from the organs. When you experience physical pain somewhere, it usually means there is poor microcirculation in that area. Inadequate circulation can lead to poor absorption of nutrients and oxygen, increased toxins in the body, and eventually to cell damage. This is the kind of cell damage that results in foot ulcers in advanced diabetic patients. On the other hand, increased microcirculation to the brain results in improved memory and cognitive ability.
So, what can one do to increase microcirculation? Apart from exercise and a healthy diet, you could try some natural remedies and new discoveries.
- For instance, begin your day with a tablespoon of lemon juice in a glass of warm water together with a pinch of cayenne pepper and a little honey. Cayenne pepper stimulates blood flow, equalises blood pressure and alkalinises the body.
- Or you could have one to two teaspoons of pure apple cider vinegar with honey and warm water. This is a natural blood thinner and helps with weight loss.
- When done correctly, pranayama is extremely beneficial in opening up microcirculation channels.
- Niacin or vitamin B3 is also helpful for dilating blood vessels and increasing circulation.
- Herbal remedies such as arjuna, turmeric and ginkgo biloba also increase microcirculation. Ginkgo biloba is natural and safe, but can have serious side-effects if consumed excessively.
- The new European BEMER therapy, now available here, has been showing great results. It has been scientifically proven to increase microcirculation by 26 per cent! People have been saved from amputation with this therapy, and in an ongoing study in Hungary, it has been shown that muscle strength improves and that multiple sclerosis patients report less fatigue with this therapy.
- The essentials oils of cypress, myrtle and lemon also dilate capillaries and increase circulation. Use olive oil as a base for the massage. Citrus oils such as grapefruit oil and orange oil are also natural blood thinners.