How to Improve Blood Circulation with Alternative Medicine

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You Will Need

  • Doctor
  • Supplements
  • Natural foods
  • Vitamins
  • Garlic


  1. Consult your doctor before starting any regimen of alternative medical therapies.

  2. Step 1

    Take alpha-lineolic acid

    Take alpha-lineolic acid. Alpha-lineolic acid is one variation of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants and fish oil, which has been shown to reduce inflammation, and combat heart disease.

  3. Step 2

    Eat fruits and vegetables

    Eat a diet of fruits and veggies -- whole foods as medicine -- to improve your blood's consistency. Foods rich in vitamin B, like potatoes, chili peppers, lentils, and beans, are good for the blood.

  4. Drink plenty of water -- dehydration will thicken blood and make the heart work harder.

  5. Step 3

    Maintain vitamin C

    Maintain a high level of vitamin C, which increases nitric oxide used by the body to relax and dilate blood vessels. Sources include dark green vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, berries, and citrus fruits.

  6. Step 4

    Reduce blood pressure

    Mix blond psyllium husk with your food, sometimes used as a thickener for frozen dairy desserts or to soften stools. Taken orally, blond psyllium can reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, as well as lower blood pressure.

  7. Step 5

    Include garlic

    Include garlic in your diet, for its compounds that work as effective suppressants on blood cholesterol, a kind of blood thinner. The wonder herb is a broad-spectrum antibacterial and antifungal agent, too.

  8. Step 6

    Load up coenzyme Q10

    Load up on coenzyme Q10, which helps regulate the heart's beating and the body's circulation. Use alternative medicine through food-based products whenever you can and worry less about drug interactions.

  9. As of 2010, the American Heart Association reported that peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects almost eight million in the U.S.