Posted on: May 27, 2015 at 9:30 am
Last updated: September 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Our heart works hard to pump blood to every part of the body, including our hands and legs.


But some people suffer from poor circulation, which occurs when the limbs don’t receive a sufficient amount of blood.

Symptoms of Poor Circulation

There are some tell-tale signs of poor circulation for you to know whether or not your circulatory system is doing a proper job of flowing blood through your body.  These include:


– Spider veins

– Varicose veins


– Fingers and/or toes are commonly cold

– Numbness in fingers and/or toes

Poor circulation may occur for different reasons. Those who smoke or heavily consume alcohol may experience poor circulation as they block the oxygen flow to our limbs. Caffeine is also linked to poor circulation.

If you suffer from kidney disease, your circulatory system may also be compromised resulting in symptoms of poor circulation.

Stress also plays a huge part in your circulatory system. While stressed, your neck and shoulders could experience spasms as nerves are pinched and block blood flow form the arms and hands.

Luckily, there are many home remedies you can use to relieve the cold, numb feelings of poor circulation and keep your blood flowing regularly!

Top Remedies for Poor Circulation

1. Cayenne Pepper

This hot pepper will help dilate blood vessels to increase the flow of blood in your body. Eating cayenne pepper stimulates the heart and increases the strength of your arteries, improving blood circulation.

2. Hot and Cold Application

If fingers become blue from poor circulation, you may apply heat to them to dilate the blood vessels and promotes circulation. Wearing thick, warm socks can also help increase your overall body temperature and ensure proper circulation.

3. Use Essential Oils

Massaging the body with essential oils will help with circulation as well as with warmth.

Essential oils will help keep the skin soft and supple, promoting healthy circulation while raising the internal temperature by passing heat through tissue layers.

Using oils like eucalyptus or lavender could also help reduce stress!

4. Watermelon

Fruits with lycopene prevent plaque build-up, which causes obstructions in the flow of blood.

5. Meditation

Using meditation to cure poor circulation will help reduce stress and relax the body. This will cause blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow.

6. Hydrotherapy

It not only feels great, it also treats poor circulation! Water is often used to increase blood flow with a special technique.

While in the shower, allow hot water to fall on the areas affected by poor circulation. Hot or warm water will increase flow to those areas. After using warm water, turn on the cold water to allow blood to flow to your internal body parts.

7. Exercising

Stretching will increase circulation and muscle tone. Yoga is a gentle exercise that is also relaxing to help promote blood flow.

Wrist rotations and arm exercises will help circulate blood to your hands, while walking and swimming are great for circulation to the legs and feet.

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