Proper circulation of the blood is very important to the overall health of yours cells in repair and regeneration. With better circulation the cells receive an ample supply of oxygen and nutrients as well as more efficient removal of waste products. This can prevent varicose veins, promote better healing, promote healthier muscles/tissues and regulate body temperature throughout the extremities.
Acupuncture has been used to increase circulation for centuries. The techniques inherent in the practice of acupuncture stimulate sympathetic responses causing blood vessel dilatation and increased blood flow. This is most notable in the periphery where increased blood flow can be seen. It also occurs internally to maximize nutrient transport and waste removal in the internal organs. By increasing blood flow, the removal of lactic acid and restoration of oxygen to the tissue is improved helping to reduce discomfort and cramping. By decreasing both muscular stresses and vascular tone the body has the ability to decrease both systolic and diastolic pressures thereby regulating blood pressure.
Acupuncture can be used in the treatment of high blood pressure, hypertension, claudication, Raynaud’s Disease and poor circulation that results from a number of lifestyle factors, illnesses, pharmaceuticals and western medical procedures.