Poor Circulation

By butterfly_8 Latest Reply 2008-07-04 13:17:24 -0500
Started 2008-07-02 09:21:58 -0500

Hi friends,
Is theur anyone out there with information on how to trat poor circulation in the extremities. Do you have any special exercises or herbs that may be of help? I need to speed up healing and common sense over more medication if possible.

4 replies

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-07-04 03:51:08 -0500 Report

I try to keep my legs and arms in motion. I tap my foot or twiddle my thumbs while sitting. Anything to keep them moving so they generate the need for oxygented blood flow.
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butterfly_8 2008-07-04 13:17:24 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info.I have started to massage and move my feet more since I cannot walk like I did before. I believe the lack of exercise is not helping the healing process.

GabbyPA 2008-07-02 12:48:17 -0500 Report

Hi Butterfly_8

There is an article in the News and Articles section on herbal treatments for diabetes. John C. posted it and I got a lot out of it. Here are a couple of herbs that may help your circulation issues.

  • Gingko Biloba -- used primarily to increase circulation. But since it is a blood thinner, it should be used with caution, especially if you're already taking any other type of blood-thinning substance.

  • Evening Primrose Oil -- studies indicate that the GLA (gammalinolenic acid) in evening primrose oil can help prevent -- and potentially reverse -- the nerve damage (neuropathy) commonly caused by diabetes. General recommended dose: 1,000 mg evening primrose oil three times a day.

I just started taking both of these items in my daily routine. I only take 2600 mg of evening primrose, but 3 capsules would put me way over. Check with your health food store for that, it is usually located with the oils or the diabetic support products.

butterfly_8 2008-07-02 14:01:56 -0500 Report

I have just ordered those two herbs today. I am happy to know somene has actually used them with good results.