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The blood circulation system is the channel through which blood flows in the body. It is divided into the cardiovascular system (arterial system and venous system) and the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is an auxiliary device of the venous system. The blood circulation system is composed of blood, blood vessels and heart. If it is divided into two parts, it is composed of blood vessels and heart. The cardiovascular system is a closed transportation system composed of the heart, blood vessels, capillaries and blood. At the same time, many hormones and other information substances are also transported by blood to reach their target organs to coordinate the functions of the entire body. This article focuses on the smooth circulation mechanism of the vascular network.
Blood circulation disorders
The physiological functions of body tissues and cells depend on the normal blood supply and body fluid environment. Under pathological conditions, when functional or organic diseases of the heart or blood vessels occur, and the body's compensatory function is insufficient, it can cause blood or body fluid circulation disorders, causing metabolic disorders, dysfunctions and morphological changes in related organs or tissues, and appear Various clinical manifestations, severe cases and even life-threatening. The causes of death of some important clinical diseases are based on blood and body fluid circulation disorders, such as myocardial infarction caused by coronary atherosclerosis; intracerebral hemorrhage caused by cerebral arteriosclerosis; pulmonary edema when left heart failure occurs.
Blood circulation disorders (non-smooth blood circulation) can be divided into two types: systemic and local. Systemic blood circulation disorders are common in heart failure. Local blood circulation disorder can be manifested as: abnormal local blood volume, such as congestion and ischemia; abnormal local blood characteristics and vascular contents, such as thrombosis, embolism, and infarction; changes in the permeability or integrity of the blood vessel wall, such as Bleeding, edema, etc. Systemic and local blood circulation disorders often affect each other, and local blood circulation disorders can affect systemic blood circulation. For example, cardiac and coronary artery blood flow disorders cause myocardial ischemia or infarction, which can lead to heart failure. Conversely, systemic blood circulation disorders can cause local tissue changes to varying degrees. For example, left heart failure causes pulmonary congestion, right heart failure causes liver congestion, lower extremity edema and other local circulatory disorders.
Smooth blood circulation can support the flow of oxygen into different parts of the body, help regulate body temperature, and resist infections and diseases; support the flow of nutrients into different parts of the body, supply cells with various nutrients, and smoothly complete the metabolism. On the contrary, poor blood circulation may lead to a series of sub-health symptoms, such as loss of appetite, digestive problems, malabsorption, nerve palsy, skin discoloration, varicose veins and weakened nails, etc., and even cold stomach, cold body, and numbness at the extremities. , Obesity and other health problems.
Unsmooth blood circulation is caused by many reasons, such as high blood pressure or low blood pressure, high blood sugar or low blood sugar, high uric acid, and high cholesterol, which can affect normal blood circulation; automobile exhaust, kitchen fumes or smoking (including second-hand Smoke), the carbon monoxide and other toxic gases produced will destroy the cell layer and form plaques in the arterial wall; unhealthy lifestyle (alcoholism, drugs, staying up late, depression, stress, excessive exercise, etc.), eating too much, high salt and high fat Fast food or barbecue, etc., can also affect blood circulation. Since the non-smooth blood circulation is mainly caused by diet, exercise, environment and lifestyle, do we improve blood circulation through these specific aspects of health management? Let's discuss it together below.
Poor blood circulation 12Major symptoms
1, Numbness and tingling of limbs: The most common symptoms of poor blood circulation are numbness and tingling in the hands and feet (extremities). When the blood flow is restricted (the blood vessels are not open), oxygen and nutrients cannot reach the limbs sufficiently, the nerve endings are undernourished.
2, Cold hands and feet: Decreased blood flow can cause the hands and feet to feel colder than other parts of the body. When blood cannot flow at a healthy speed, this may cause the temperature of the skin of the hands and feet to fluctuate. Usually, the temperature of the hands and feet is lowered to ensure the temperature of the internal organs, thereby reducing the basal metabolic rate, which is also one of the signs of body cold.
3, Swelling of feet, ankles and legs: Poor circulation can cause fluid to accumulate in certain parts of the body. This is called edema. Symptoms include: heaviness and swelling, firmness, warm skin, joint stiffness, and pain in certain parts. First, edema usually occurs in the legs, ankles, or feet. Edema in the lower limbs may also develop when blood collects in these areas. Pressing on the edema may leave a dent on the swollen skin; second, when protein-containing fluid accumulates in the abdomen, it is called ascites, which may be due to poor circulation and cirrhosis of the liver; Of the three, edema may also be a sign of heart failure. This happens when the heart cannot circulate sufficient blood throughout the body. The blood pressure rises, forcing the fluid in the blood vessels into the surrounding tissues.
4, Memory loss and difficulty concentrating: Poor blood circulation will affect the function of the brain, leading to memory loss and inattention, which may be mistaken for sleep problems or dementia. These and other cognitive problems may come from: less blood flowing into the brain, less blood drawn from the whole body, certain changes in blood pressure, etc. The essence is the lack of oxygen and nutrients in the brain, especially water and fat.
5, Digestive system problems: Digestion depends on blood flow. Poor blood circulation may be related to oxidized fat, because oxidized fat will accumulate on the inner wall of blood vessels in the abdomen (usually oxidized low-density lipoprotein LDL). Digestive problems related to decreased blood flow include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in the stool, constipation, and cramps. The gastrointestinal tract is called the second brain and is also the human body’s "largest immune tissue". Digestive problems can also affect human immunity.
6, General fatigue: Poor blood flow can affect energy levels and cause fatigue. A healthy body, first of all, is energy balance, and energy comes from nutrients transported by the blood. When the circulation is not good, the heart must work harder, and the myocardium is fatigued (strain), which will cause further fatigue, and therefore do not want to exercise, the basal metabolic rate further drops, forming a vicious circle.
7, Joint and muscle spasms: Poor blood circulation can cause pain in the legs, feet, arms and hands. Cold hands and feet may be painful or throbbing, especially when they start to warm up and blood flow back. Poor blood circulation in the legs and arms can also cause pain in these areas, including the calf muscles. This kind of leg pain is worse when sitting or standing for a long time. In addition, when blood cannot circulate normally, oxygen and nutrients cannot reach the tissues effectively, resulting in stiffness and cramps.
8, Skin color changes: When insufficient arterial blood reaches the body tissues, the skin may appear pale or blue. If blood leaks from the capillaries, these areas may appear purple. The following areas may be discolored: nose, lips, ears, nipples, hands, feet, etc. In fact, there is an obstacle to venous blood return.
9, Leg or foot ulcers: Poor blood circulation will affect the body's ability to heal, resulting in ulcers on the legs and feet. Ulcers can also occur when blood pools in the veins of the legs, causing swelling under the skin. Although most of it occurs in people with diabetes, poor blood circulation can also occur in non-diabetics.
10, Varicose veins: Varicose veins are common in people who stand for a long time. Poor blood circulation causes varicose veins, and varicose veins make it difficult for blood to return to the heart. They can also cause symptoms such as heavy legs, leg pain, itching, swelling, and veins that look like knots. Varicose veins mostly occur in the lower extremities. The main reason for the formation is that the congenital vascular wall membrane is relatively weak or maintains the same posture for a long time and rarely changes. Blood accumulates in the lower extremities, destroying the venous valve over time, resulting in excessive venous pressure, causing the blood vessels to protrude from the skin surface.
11, Body cold: First of all, poor blood circulation leads to lower body temperature, and lower body temperature leads to vasoconstriction, leading to further deterioration of blood circulation. This process can also be reversed, that is, low external temperature causes vasoconstriction, and vasoconstriction leads to lower body temperature. The problem of lower body obesity caused by body cold is a problem of blood circulation, including lymphatic circulation. Because of the cold body, the fat cells in the lower body cannot effectively separate fatty acids and pass into the muscle tissues that require fatty acids through the lymphatic vessels and blood vessels, which makes the lower body easy to gain weight.
12,obesity: Poor blood circulation and lower basal body temperature. In addition to body cold, obesity is the main symptom. These problems may cause the lymphatic circulation to be impaired, which leads to local fat accumulation. Generally easy to accumulate fat: arms, abdomen, legs. Blood is more difficult to circulate in these places. Especially in the current lifestyle, sitting for a long time will cause further congestion in the blood circulation of the abdomen and legs, resulting in a thin upper body and obese lower body.
What are the serious consequences of poor blood circulation?
1, Numbness and cramps. Such symptoms can be observed in the hands and feet, especially the legs. After overactivity, the legs become too tired and painful. One way to solve this problem is to raise your legs while sitting or sleeping to relieve pain. In addition, poor blood circulation can cause redness and swelling in certain parts of the body.
2, Leading to symptoms such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, varicose veins, neurosis, myocardial infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, insomnia, dreaminess, dizziness and severe dizziness, And various syndromes. This is actually a vicious circle, because the "four-high problem" is one of the reasons for poor blood circulation.
3, Cyanosis This is a medical symptom that a specific area of the body turns purple. The color of the skin is bluish, indicating that a certain part of the body is not getting enough oxygen. The cause of the blushing can be any disease or disorder. The main causes of acute cyanosis are heart failure, asphyxia, shock, left heart failure, etc. In addition, there are some reasons that can cause chronic cyanosis, such as lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congenital heart disease, and heart failure.
4,thrombus. The oxidized cholesterol retained in the blood will make the blood become turbid, viscous, and adhere to the blood vessel wall; as the blood vessel wall begins to thicken and harden, the blood path becomes narrower. If platelets in the blood occur The coagulation phenomenon will produce thrombus, which is the main killer of cerebral embolism, myocardial infarction and limb thrombosis.
5, Stroke. The brain is the organ with the highest oxygen consumption in the human body. When the blood flow in the brain decreases, the oxygen supply is relatively reduced. At this time, the aging phenomenon of blood vessels begins to occur, and the blood flow becomes cloudy and unclear. Once the blood stops flowing, brain cells begin to die, causing stroke. Just like the river’s sedimentation is too high and the waterway is blocked, the water cannot pass normally and cause the dyke to break. If the heart and cerebrovascular thrombosis are caused by the blood flow, it will cause cerebral stroke (including cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral embolism). .
6, Hormone imbalance. If the blood circulation system is a highway, then hormones are the key means of transportation through these important passages. Hormones are constantly driving on the highways in our bodies, transmitting messages and signals between our body's systems and organs. The car (or hormone) manufacturing plants for the endocrine system in the entire body are: pancreas, thyroid, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, and so on. Once the blood circulation is poor and the transportation of various hormones is blocked, our metabolism, growth, development, reproduction and other physiological functions will be excited or inhibited, which will speed up or slow down their activities, which will lead to a series of health problems. Even loss of immunity, leading to organ failure.
Five simplest measures to improve blood circulation
1, Insist on using hot water to soak your feet every day, It is best to buy a foot soak bucket, the water temperature is about 45 degrees, soak it for ten minutes (not too long) before the ankles; when the feet become red and hot, it means that the blood circulation in the feet is smooth. It is recommended to massage the feet with hands while soaking the feet to better promote blood circulation;
2, When you are not working with your hands at leisure (waiting for a car, riding in a car, or walking, watching TV), rub your hands together, squeeze your fingers tightly and then loosen them, repeat the operationMovement can improve the peripheral circulation of the fingertips;
3, Take more time for slow exercise, Such as tiptoe, hand shake, arm swing, Tai Chi, yoga, slow walking, shopping, square dance, etc., can make all parts of the body exercise and strengthen blood circulation throughout the body;
4, The quality of sleep directly affects whether the blood circulatory system of the human body can function normallyTherefore, we must pay attention to the combination of work and rest, develop a good work and rest habits, and ensure at least 8 hours of sleep a day, which is conducive to the body's energy storage
5, Adhere to "Doctor Long Time Space Meridian Exercise" every morning and evening(Please refer to the related blog post), within two weeks, the effect is completely different.
What foods can improve blood circulation?
1, Warm drinking water: In the human body, the proportion of water accounts for 70%, the proportion of water in the brain tissue is as high as 80%, and the water in the blood is as high as 90%, and even the bones have about 15%. Blood circulation is mainly promoted by the water in the blood. The best drinking water is light salt water, light tea water, and fresh fruit and vegetable juice; of course, cold boiled water and mineral water are also possible, but coffee, milk tea, carbonated drinks, etc. are not recommended. 6-8 glasses of water a day varies from person to person;
2, Cold water fish: Cold-water fish such as salmon and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids (other high-fat fish can also be used). These fatty acids are a kind of healthy fat that is beneficial to the heart and circulatory system. In addition, it also helps reduce inflammation and stiffness of platelets in the blood. Therefore, it is recommended to eat this fish at least two or three times a week;
3, High vitamin Cvegetables: Bell pepper, cabbage, amaranth, green pepper, broccoli, carrot, white radish, bitter gourd, tomato, spinach, celery, wax gourd, seaweed, Chinese cabbage, etc. to get vitamin C. Vitamin C can help transport arterial blood directly into cells. Vitamin C is very helpful in the formation of collagen. The main component of blood vessels is collagen. As we age, collagen is lost and blood vessel walls become less elastic. Stability of blood pressure, thick blood; heating, acid and alkali can destroy vitamin C;
4,nut: Nuts are very beneficial for improving blood circulation and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and L-arginine. Magnesium is an important mineral that can help the arteries relax, allowing them to expand and contract. L-arginine can produce nitric oxide, a compound that helps arteries dilate;
5,green tea: Green tea can help enhance the elasticity of blood vessels so that it can increase blood flow. Not only that, green tea also contains antioxidants, which can improve health; other teas also contain tea polyphenols, which can improve the body’s antioxidant capacity, reduce blood lipids, relieve blood hypercoagulability, enhance red blood cell elasticity, and relieve or delay atherosclerosis; Drinking tea regularly can soften arteries;
6,garlic:Garlic can lower blood pressure, blood lipids and cholesterol, can stimulate blood flow, and contains anti-inflammatory and anti-harmful microorganisms properties to maintain a healthy digestion process; garlic contains organic compounds (sulfur amino acids), which stimulate the production of interferons and help the body fight infections And eliminate toxins; garlic can produce allicin, which can
Restore the balance of flora;
7, Beetroot: Beetroot is rich in nitrates and is known for improving blood circulation. Nitrate is converted into nitric oxide (NO) in the body, which relaxes blood vessels, increases blood flow, and ultimately decreases blood pressure, which helps the arteries dilate and improves heart function;
8,dark chocolate(74%): This dark chocolate contains antioxidants, which can promote blood circulation. Dark chocolate also contains flavonoids, which can help the body resist free radicals and prevent inflammation;
9, Rich in vitamin Efood, Such as nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.), purple cabbage, sweet potatoes, yams, spinach, cabbage, lettuce, etc., because vitamin E has the effect of dilating blood vessels and improving the microcirculation of peripheral blood vessels in the limbs;
10, Kelp (seaweed):Kelp is rich in fucoidan and laminarin. These substances have heparin-like activity, which can prevent thrombosis, lower cholesterol, lipoprotein, and inhibit atherosclerosis;
11,Black Fungus: It has the functions of replenishing qi and strengthening the body, nourishing the kidney and stomach, and promoting blood circulation. It can resist thrombosis, lower blood lipids, and resist lipid peroxidation, thereby reducing blood viscosity, softening blood vessels, making blood flow unobstructed, and reducing the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. Black fungus also has a strong adsorption effect, which is conducive to timely excretion of metabolic waste from the body;
12, Shiitake(Fungi): There are adenine, choline and some nucleic acid substances in shiitake mushrooms, which help prevent arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease;
13, Hot and mild food. Such as beef, lamb, chicken; sardines, mackerel; carrots, onions, green onions, pumpkins, chestnuts, walnuts, apples, dates, etc., as well as ginger, onions, garlic, pepper, pepper, pepper and cinnamon, etc., can increase the body's calories and improve the foundation Metabolic rate, promote blood circulation.
14, Ginger: Ginger contains anticoagulant gingerone, gingereneol and other substances. Regular consumption can dilate blood vessels, accelerate blood circulation and prevent thrombosis; it will promote the opening of the pores on the body and the whole body will warm up. The best way to eat it is minced ginger or ginger powder (turmeric, curcumin).
15,onion: The great thing about onions is that the quercetin contained in it can not only inhibit platelet aggregation and prevent thrombosis, but also prevent free radicals from damaging arteries and blood vessels, making the inner walls of arteries smooth and elastic. Onions contain diallyl disulfide, sulfur amino acids and cysteine, which have a good lipid-lowering effect. Onion is one of the very few vegetables known to contain Proproadenosine A. It is a strong vasodilator that can reduce peripheral vascular resistance and blood viscosity, and lower blood pressure.
16,celery: Celery element (apigenin) in celery can lower blood pressure and affect central nervous system. Celery yuan also has a certain effect of dilating peripheral blood vessels, which is also related to the antihypertensive effect.
17, Leek: Leek is rich in potassium. Eating leeks can optimize the balance of potassium and sodium in the body, which is beneficial to people with high blood pressure and heart disease.
18,shallot: Allium can relieve cardiovascular sclerosis. Green onions also enhance fibrinolytic activity and reduce blood lipids.
19, White cauliflower: The rich potassium in white cauliflower plays an important role in heart activity; it also helps prevent high blood pressure.
What fruit is best to eat to improve blood circulation?
1,grape: In 1997, the University of Wisconsin found that drinking three cups of purple grape juice a day can reduce platelet aggregation 40%, similar to the thrombolytic, anticoagulant and fibrinolytic effects of aspirin. Especially the flavonoids contained in grape skins play a certain role in preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Grapes also contain proanthocyanidins, because proanthocyanidin molecules can be directly absorbed into the blood, and quickly act on the endothelial cells of the blood vessel wall, causing the endothelial cells to release endothelial factors, that is, nitric oxide. Because proanthocyanidin has such an important effect, it has become a component of many quick-acting heart-saving medicines. It can quickly cause vasodilation, promote blood circulation, especially can dredge the heart and brain microcirculation and skin microcirculation, and improve blood supply.
2,lemon: The citric acid in the lemon combines with calcium ions to form a soluble compound, which can alleviate the effect of calcium ions in promoting blood coagulation and prevent hypertension and myocardial infarction. Modern medicine believes that strong alkaline lemon is a good medicine for curing diseases. It can relieve cold symptoms, strengthen blood vessels, prevent arteriosclerosis, enhance body resistance, eliminate fatigue, beauty and weight loss.
3, Citrus fruits: This fruit is known to be rich in vitamin C, which can help transport arterial blood directly into cells. Vitamin C can also promote the formation of collagen (same as vitamin C-rich vegetables); other vitamin C-rich fruits include kiwi , Grapefruit, strawberries, bananas, pears, peaches, etc.; citrus fruits are cool fruits, eat less if the body is cold and the stomach is cold. Kiwi, grapefruit, strawberry, banana, and pear are also cool fruits.
4,pineapple(Pineapple): Pineapple contains at least 5 kinds of proteolytic enzymes, which can not only make blood clots disappear, but also stop the formation of blood clots early, reduce blood viscosity, and have antithrombotic effects; but pineapple is a cool fruit with cold body Eat less cold ones.
5, Grapefruit: Citral in grapefruit can significantly reduce the overall oxygen consumption of mice, and can also optimize the animal myocardial ischemic ECG; Citral can inhibit platelet aggregation. Grapefruit is a cold fruit, eat less if you have cold body and stomach.
6, Olive: The oleic acid rich in olive oil can reduce the total cholesterol and oxidized cholesterol content in the blood, increase the content of high-density lipoprotein, and achieve the purpose of preventing cardiovascular diseases. In addition, the polyphenol compounds can also reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease.
7, Hawthorn: Flavonoids, triterpene saponins (ursolic acid, oleanolic acid, maslinic acid, etc.) in hawthorn, saponin tannins, free acids, fatty acids, vitamin C, inorganic salts, etc., can expand peripheral blood vessels, with slow Lasting antihypertensive effect.
8,apple: Apples are rich in polysaccharide acids, flavonoids, potassium, vitamins E and C and other nutrients, which can decompose the fat accumulated in the body and have a significant effect on delaying and preventing the onset of atherosclerosis.
So, is there any staple food suitable for improving blood circulation?
1, Sweet potato and purple potato: Sweet potatoes are rich in potassium, β-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B6. These ingredients help prevent arteriosclerosis and make blood vessels younger. Among them, β-carotene and vitamin C have anti-lipid oxidation and prevent atherosclerosis; folic acid and vitamin B6 help reduce the level of cysteine in the blood and prevent it from damaging arteries. Sweet potatoes also contain a lot of mucus protein, mucus polysaccharides, vitamin E, etc., which can maintain the elasticity of the human cardiovascular wall and prevent the occurrence of atherosclerosis.
2, Yam: Dopamine in yam has the function of dilating blood vessels and optimizing blood circulation. Yam is rich in vitamin E, which can dilate blood vessels and improve the microcirculation of peripheral blood vessels in the limbs. The latest research found that: dopamine cells in the brain are directly involved in movement control, and dopamine can increase the "exercise energy" of Parkinson's patients.
3,corn: Corn is rich in fat, and the content of unsaturated fatty acids in its fat, especially linoleic acid, is as high as 60% or more, which contributes to the normal metabolism of body fat and cholesterol, and can reduce the oxidation and deposition of cholesterol in blood vessels, thereby softening Arteries.
4,oat: Contains protein 15.6%, which is more than twice that of rice; is a low-sugar, high-protein, high-fat, and high-energy food; contains fructose-derived polysaccharides, which can be directly used by the human body, which can reduce the low levels of people with high cholesterol Density lipoprotein LDL cholesterol raises its HDL cholesterol; its high-quality dietary fiber has the effect of relieving colon cancer, diabetes, constipation, varicose veins, phlebitis and other diseases.
5, Xiaomi: Rich in B vitamins, dietary fiber, niacin, magnesium and other nutrients, they can inhibit vasoconstriction and lower blood pressure. However, millet is cool in nature and can be cooked with red dates and eggs.
What kind of tea to drink to improve blood circulation?
1, Spring tea drinking: Scented tea is warm in nature. Drinking scented tea in spring can exude the cold air accumulated in the human body in winter, promote the generation of yang in the human body, and promote blood circulation. The scented tea has a strong fragrance, fragrant but not floating, refreshing but not turbid, invigorating, eliminates spring difficulty, and improves the basic metabolic rate of the human body.
2, Drink green tea in summer: Green tea tastes slightly bitter and cold, and has the functions of dissipating heat, relieving heat, detoxification, removing fire, reducing dryness, quenching thirst, promoting body fluid, strengthening the heart, and making blood circulation smooth and not sticky. The drink not only has the effect of relieving heat and reducing heat, but also has the effect of adding nutrition.
3, Drink green tea in autumn: Green tea is moderate in nature. Green tea is between red and green tea. It is neither cold nor hot. It is suitable for autumn climate. Regular drinking can moisturize the skin, benefit the lungs, nourish body fluid, and moisturize the throat. It can effectively remove residual heat from the body, restore body fluid, and promote blood circulation. Provide adequate moisture.
4, Drink black tea in winter: Black tea is sweet and warm in nature and rich in protein. Drinking in winter can nourish the body, accumulate yang, generate heat and warm the abdomen, and provide more calories for the blood circulation of the body, thereby enhancing the body's ability to adapt to the winter climate.
What food can avoid poor blood circulation?
1, Cold food: Some women are worried about gaining weight and try their best to eat light weight loss, such as vegetables, radishes, tofu, etc. As a result, these are cold foods, causing cold body and stomach, lower basal body temperature, and gain more weight. Try to avoid cold foods: tofu, mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, eggplants, white radishes, lettuce, kohlrabi, root vegetables, day lily, mung bean sprouts, cucumber, loofah, wax gourd, watermelon peel, sweet potato, rape, spinach, amaranth , Celery, grass sprouts, green bitter gourd, tomatoes, lettuce, water spinach, lotus root, gourd, cabbage melon, melon, sugar cane, bamboo shoots, straw mushrooms, ground ears, spurs, mustard greens, water white, kelp, seaweed. If you must eat, you need to consult a Canadian registered dietitian and registered health manager: Dr. Long, he will recommend a healthy recipe suitable for your physical constitution.
2,trans fat: Please read the relevant blog posts of Dr. Long.
3, Harmful artificial food additives: Please read the relevant blog posts of Dr. Long.
4, Genetically modified food and genetically modified food ingredients: Please read the relevant blog posts of Dr. Long.
Acupuncture points that improve blood circulation
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the hands and feet are always cold, which may be related to deficiency of qi, stagnation of qi, and insufficient yang (that is, poor blood circulation in Western medicine). Acupoint therapy can be used to improve symptoms. Mainly lies in dredging the meridians, promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, improving blood circulation and metabolism. If you frequently massage the following 3 acupoints, you will definitely receive satisfactory results.
1, Massage Yongquan Point. First use your right palm to quickly rub the palm of your left foot, and then use your left palm to quickly rub the palm of your right foot until you feel warm. Rub 100 times every morning and evening, and then rub each toe for more than 100 times. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that many meridians of the human body are gathered in the soles of the feet and are closely related to the viscera, tissues and organs of the body. In particular, stimulating the Yongquan point is beneficial to nourish the kidney and yang, strengthen muscles and bones. Constantly rubbing this acupoint will inevitably promote the recovery of the symptoms of cold hands and feet.
2, Press the air(Inside the thigh). There is a beating artery under this point. First press and rub the Qi and Chong points, then press and rub the artery, one loosening and one pressing, alternately until the legs and feet feel hot down.
3, Knead and pat Shenshu (both waist eyes). Slightly beat each for more than 100.
According to the view that "movement produces yang", the symptoms of cold hands and feet can be improved by strengthening the exercise of hands and feet. In addition to the above methods, you can also perform a full range of exercises by walking, jogging, climbing stairs, and dancing. If the hands are cold, the upper limbs should be more active, if the feet are cold, the lower limbs should be more active.
Other points of the body
1,waist. The waist is the second cold-fearing part of the human body. It is the organ of the kidneys. The kidneys love warmth and dislike cold. Once it feels cold, it will immediately become emotional. Men will suffer from weakness in the waist and knees, impotence and premature ejaculation; women are prone to menstrual disorders, dysmenorrhea, etc. . Therefore, both men and women must wear a mid-length coat when it is cold, and do not leave the waist exposed. Usually use both hands to rub the waist: After rubbing the hands with both hands, press tightly on the waist and eyes (located in the 3.5-inch depression next to the spinous process of the third lumbar vertebrae, waist eye points, and vein points), once a day in the morning and evening, and do 50-100 each time It can warm the kidney yang and reach the blood.
2, Back. The back is the yang of the yang (Dazhui, body column, Zhiyang, etc.). If you neglect to keep your back warm, it will be vulnerable to the invasion of wind and cold, which will damage the body's yang, resulting in a decline in basal body temperature, a decline in immune function, and of course poor blood circulation. . It is best to wear a cotton or wool vest in winter. When the weather is good, don’t forget to sunbathe your back. The heat will make your whole body comfortable.
3, Jianjing. Massage the Jianjing point can not only start blood circulation, but also make the shoulders and neck warmer, and can also help relieve neck and shoulder pain, head-heavy stiff neck and other problems. The specific operation method is: the person being massaged takes a sitting position, the person being massaged stands behind him, his hands are spread out, his four fingers are brought together, and naturally placed on the person's shoulder wells, the four fingers and the thumb are relatively vigorously doing rhythmic pinching movements. The intensity should not be too heavy and the time should not be too long. Especially those with high blood pressure or cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases should not overdo it.
4,ear. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that "kidney resuscitates the ears" and regular massage of both ears can not only prevent chilblains, but also help keep the kidneys healthy and smooth the blood. Here are the three most commonly used methods. Pull the earlobe: Rub the earlobe with the thumb and index finger of both hands until it becomes hot, and then pull the earlobe down 15-20 times. Ear tip lift: Use your own hands to pinch the upper contours of the ears to properly lift the ear tips. During the lifting, your thumb and index finger will rub the ear tips by the way, and wait until the massage heats up. Helix: Put your thumb on the inside of the helix, and place the remaining four fingers on the outside of the helix. Knead gently for 2-5 minutes, then lift it up, as long as you feel the heat.
5, Yangchi. Yangchi Point, as the name suggests, is the place where Yang Qi gathers. It is located at the midpoint of the horizontal stripes on the back of the wrist. Stimulate the Yangchi acupoint for a long time, with slow exertion, and alternate hands rubbing to relieve the symptoms of cold hands.
6,D. "Lingshu" records: "If there is insufficient yang and excess yin, intestines and abdominal pain in the cold middle will be adjusted to Zusanli." Regularly rubbing Zusanli can nourish the middle and nourish qi and keep the lower limbs warm. When massaging, generally use your thumb to focus on Zusanli, apply vertical force, press down, and knead slowly. The remaining four fingers are clenched or opened to support and use coordinated force to allow the stimulation to fully reach the deep layer of the muscle tissue, producing feelings of acid, numbness, swelling, and pain. After a few seconds, gradually relax and repeat the operation several times.
Guyang keeps warm five points, moxibustion warms the yang to increase basal body temperature
1, Dazhui Point: Dazhui point is the meeting of the "Three Yangs" and the "Du Channel", where the Yang Qi of the whole body meets. Massaging Dazhui is equivalent to turning on the main switch of the whole body "heating".
2, Laogong: The five elements of Laogong acupoint belong to fire. You can use moxibustion, pressing, rubbing and other methods to do counterclockwise massage. Press each acupoint for about 10 minutes during the massage, 2-3 times a day, which can warm your hands, help heat and calm the mind. Heart, promote sleep.
3, Yongquan: As the saying goes, "If you want the elderly to be safe, Yongquan is always warm." Many people are most afraid of the cold in their feet. They can't get warm with cotton shoes. There is also a "heating" switch on our feet, which is Yongquan. Insist on moxibustion can increase energy, increase physical fitness, and improve cold resistance.
4, Throttle: Throttle, as the name suggests, is the door of the wind, on the bladder meridian, one inch and five centimeters on each side of the second vertebrae, also known as the hot house, not only the entrance of wind, but also the invasion of various evils such as cold, humidity and heat. The portal of the human body.
5, Shenque: The cold season is easy to catch cold and diarrhea, and the "heating" switch in the abdomen is our belly button-Shenque point. Frequent moxibustion can make the abdomen warm and the complexion ruddy, relieve symptoms such as abdominal pain, bowel, edema, swelling, dysentery and rectal prolapse.
Effective nutrients to improve blood circulation
Coenzyme Q10, proanthocyanidins, curcumin, seal oil, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vitamin B complex, garlic extract, ginkgo extract, nitric oxide, arginine, citrulline, mannitol, etc. How to take it, must be based on your own physical fitness, please consult a Canadian registered dietitian and registered health manager: Boshilong.
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