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CIRCULATION - Improvement

Circulation problems can result from arteriosclerosis causing blockage of blood vessels. High cholesterol, smoking, diabetes and old age are the main contributing causes. Other diseases such as the auto-immune disorders (SLE, Rheumatoid etc) can also diminish the circulation.

Symptoms arise from poor function of the tissues affected, eg heart disease, poor skin healing with scars and gangrene, dementia etc.

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This general category may help such conditions as chilbains, numbness and coldness of the fingers and toes.

All cases

 L9
 On the thumb side of the wrist at the crease in the hollow just outside the radial artery.
 Upper Limbs  
 P8
 On the palm side of the hand near the centre at a point near that touched by the middle finger if the fist is clenched
 H8
 On the palm side of the hand at a point near that touched by the little finger if the fist is clenched.
 Ll4
 Situated on the top of the hand in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger, around the highest point of the raised area occurring when the thumb and forefinger are brought together.
 LI10
 Two thumb widths below the outer end of the elbow crease when the elbow is partially flexed on the forearm, ie two thumb widths below LI11.
Lower Limbs   
 K3
 In the hollow between the lower edge of the inner ankle bone and the Achilles tendon.
 K1
 On the sole of the foot a third of the way back from the end of the toes in the centre.
 GB34
 In the hollow on the outside of the leg just below the top of the lower leg bone (fibula).

Try also Bafeng for chilblains of the toes.

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