If you are prone to having cold hands and feet, you are likely suffering from circulation problems.
Below are a few things you can do to warm your body and unstop your blood flow.
Ginger and Cayenne
Do you have frequent cold fingers and toes when the rest of your body is warm? Ginger may be an essential element missing from your diet. This spice is available in a variety of ways – including tea, pills and powder. A 500 mg pill, one or two cups of ginger tea or sprinkling your favorite dishes with ginger seasoning every single day will get your blood moving again like it should so that you’ve got the extra warmth you need. Your fingers and toes should stay toasty in colder seasons as you make using ginger a habit – that’s not to say you shouldn’t dress warm, but rather that you’ll have the added benefit of natural heat that your body needs when it’s cold.
Unlike alcohol, which gives you a false sense of warmth and leaves you exposed to cold temperatures, using ginger over time makes you feel warm and actually warms your body as blood circulates from and to the heart correctly.
Soaking in a lukewarm or mild warm bath with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper or ginger powder – no more than two teaspoonfuls is needed – can also warm you up and improve blood circulation. Be careful not to use very warm or hot water, since both cayenne and ginger have great thermal qualities all their own and can really heat up your bath. Cayenne pepper can also be used as a seasoning with your meals when you want to give them an extra kick of flavor and a little more spicy hotness.
The health benefits of cayenne are nothing short of miraculous. It has been touted as a remedy for cancer, circulation problems, high blood pressure, ulcers, digestive problems, and so much more. Some people add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or powder to a single glass of water once a day to keep their metabolism revved up, so that weight loss is easier. Cayenne also serves as a blood cleanser and clears up venal and arterial clots – two reasons why it’s great for circulation problems.
Self Massage With Sesame
Purportedly, massaging the body from head to toe with generous amounts of sesame oil can improve blood circulation and even stimulate your immune system. As you target key points on the body, like you would with acupuncture or acupressure, blood flow is regulated. Sesame oil is important because it is a source of many antioxidants that, when absorbed through the skin, further assists with the destruction of free radicals and the breakdown of blood clots, which unleashes blood flow.
You can do the massage yourself. Heat the sesame oil so that it is warm to the touch and apply it generously as you massage it into your skin. Start at your head and slowly work your way down to your toes, in a circular motion using the balls of your hands. Be thorough and apply slight pressure. After 10 minutes, rinse off in a warm shower.