Traditional Chinese Medicine shows that poor blood circulation occurs because there is not enough energy to move the blood along. Acupuncture can help people with poor leg circulation by using acupuncture at certain points.
Acupuncture needling at certain points on the body can get the energy moving again – which will improve blood circulation to the legs and other parts of the body.
The goal of Acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine is to move around energy (known as Qi)
When you are seen by your Acupuncturist, you will be evaluated for the individual health concerns you have. Not everyone is alike, and there are a variety of causes for poor blood circulation. This means that, depending on the individual, there are a number of different places where Acupuncture needles can be placed in order to improve circulation. Some examples of key points to improve circulation include the intestines, liver, spleen, and bladder to move blood and improve blood quality. Acupuncture points are selected based on a person’s cause for poor leg circulation.
There are several reasons for poor leg circulation
There are several different reasons for someone to experience poor circulation in their legs. Some of the more common causes include varicose veins, diabetes, peripheral artery disease, and more. Poor blood circulation can be a life-threatening condition. When blood can’t properly circulate, oxygenated blood can’t reach all the areas of the body, leading to harmful consequences.
Some individuals with poor leg circulation don’t have symptoms. For individuals who experience symptoms, they may have leg cramping while they are in motion, ie walking, but the cramping may subside when the person is at rest. Individuals may also experience coldness in feet, numbness or tingling in toes, skin wounds that do not heal well, and a higher risk of infection of the feet or legs may also occur.
Acupuncture can help with poor leg circulation
Poor leg circulation is not a condition to be ignored. If you find that you are experiencing poor leg circulation, consider checking to see if your condition can be helped with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
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