Raynaud’s is a circulatory disease that affects the hands and feet. It produces pain and tingling. The other signs include the fingers or toes turn white, red and then blue. Raynaud’s is most prominent in women starting in the teen years and progresses from there. Symptoms of Raynaud’s are much worse in those who smoke or those who are stressed. Causes often come from smoking or from injury due to vibrating equipment.
The medical community treats Raynaud’s with circulatory medicines which can keep symptoms under check (Band-Aid effect) and may come with side effects.
Naturally, we need to find a way to reduce stress and improve circulation with a combination of cell salt, herbs, nutrition, and homeopathic medicines. Results take from three to six months, so be patient.
The most important thing you can do is to stop smoking as it is a major cause. Also remove most alcohol, coffee and black tea. It is also important to exercise regularly to promote good circulation.
Make sure you get an exact diagnosis as it may look like Buerger’s disease or other problems.
Supplements for Raynaud’s include:
Grape seed extract (200mg per day) for connective tissue health.
B-Complex – to help reduce stress.
Fish oil (6,000mg per day) – a good source of omegas.
CoQ10 (200mg per day) – for circulatory health.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Raynaud’s
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Choose 2 or 3 herbs and use together.
Hawthorn berries – circulation tonic and reduces nervous tension.
Amla – high in vitamin C and strengthens veins, arteries and helps adrenals.
Gingko – strengthens the veins, promotes circulation, and memory.
Ginger – circulatory stimulant and promotes better digestion.
Horse chestnut – strengthens the veins, arteries and promotes circulation.
Cell Salts to Help with Raynaud’s
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1 Calc fluor 6X – connective tissue health
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation, hands hot and swollen
#12 Silicea 6X – pain between toes, connective tissue strength
Raynaud’s Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Agaricus – sensitive to cold and itching; also for frostbite, twitching, tics and gangrene.
Hepar sulph – toes and fingers swollen and sensitive to cold and cold wind.
Mercurius sol – very sensitive to temperature fluctuations; cold sweaty with oily perspiration.
Pyrogenium – numbness, coldness, cramping of fingers and toes; when there is threatened infection; perspiration.
Rhus tox – sensitive to damp cold with stiffness and better from continued motion.
Sepia – poor circulation with heavy feeling; feels exhausted; with hormonal imbalances.
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Copyright 2015 by David R. Card