Are your hands and feet always cold? Have you been diagnosed with Raynaud’s? If either of these are true, acupuncture can help. Read this article and watch our video to learn more about the Raleigh Acupuncture Cold Hands/Feet Treatment.
Raleigh Acupuncture Cold Hands / Raynaud’s Treatment
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Western Medicine Treatment for Raynaud’s
Calcium channel blockers are most often prescribed. These drugs relax and open small blood vessels in your hands and feet, decreasing the frequency and severity of attacks in most people with Raynaud’s. These drugs can also help heal skin ulcers on your fingers or toes.
Acupuncture Treatment for Raynaud’s
Acupuncture increases blood circulation to the hands and feet, and it does so naturally, with no side effects. In addition, acupuncture empowers your body to sustain better circulation on it’s own. The difference is striking. The Western treatment requires you to stay on the medications forever. Acupuncture boosts your body to do the job itself.
How It Works
Chinese medicine works with the concept of Qi (energy). When the Qi flows properly in the body, we have good health. Two problems arise with Qi that can cause health issues. The first is weak Qi. The second is stuck Qi. Cold hands and feet can occur when Qi is either weak or stuck.
We call weak Qi “Qi deficiency”. Our body has to make Qi from the food we eat and the air we breathe. If our digestion is not efficient or our respiration is not optimized, we can become Qi deficient. Qi is responsible for moving the blood (blood circulation). Not enough Qi can result in poor blood circulation. This can cause cold hands and feet.
Stuck Qi is commonly referred to as “Qi stagnation”. Qi needs to flow smoothly through the body in order to nourish the organs, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Good blood circulation is dependent on good Qi circulation. If Qi is not able to flow it cannot do it’s job. Qi stagnation is a common cause of poor blood circulation.
Acupuncture is very good at increasing Qi production, moving stuck Qi and invigorating blood circulation. Regardless of the cause of your cold hands and feet, the Raleigh Acupuncture cold hands treatment can help.
What To Expect
When you come in seeking help with Raynaud’s or cold hands and feet we first will determine the root cause of your condition. Is it Qi deficiency? If not, is there Qi stagnation? It may be a combination of the two, or something completely different. Our intake exam will help us determine your Chinese medicine diagnosis.
Once we know the source of your condition we create a treatment plan to address it. On your very first visit we give you a complete acupuncture treatment. We use sterile, single-use, hair thin needles. You will hardly feel them. The treatments themselves are relaxing. Many of our patients fall asleep during the session. You will wake feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
You will start seeing a difference in your hands and feet after the first few sessions. Total treatment time for this condition varies patient to patient. But the average time is 6 to 12 treatments to restore good circulation to your hands and feet.
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