How to Improve Blood Circulation with Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine may help you improve your circulation, all without a prescription. Check out your options.

Instructions

  • : Consult your doctor before starting any regimen of alternative medical therapies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TIP: Drink plenty of water -- dehydration will thicken blood and make the heart work harder.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FACT: As of 2010, the American Heart Association reported that peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects almost eight million in the U.S.

You Will Need

  • Doctor
  • Supplements
  • Natural foods
  • Vitamins
  • Garlic

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