Category Archives: Circulation

Improve circulation and thin blood?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I notice that my hands and feet are usually much colder than the rest of my body. In which ways can I improve my circulation, perhaps even thin my blood? A: Your situation may not be as directly related to the viscosity of your blood as the state of your vital…

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Suggestion to improve my circulation?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I often have cold feet and generally poor circulation. Can you suggest a way to improve my circulation? A: From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, your hands and feet may feel cold due to stagnation of qi in the middle of your body where it prevents the vital substances, including blood,…

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What can one do for hypotension?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What can one do for hypotension? Books always mention hypertension but not hypotension, which gives me dizzy spells and is tiring. A: Hypotension is often caused by a deficiency of blood volume, and you should first rule out anemia and other related conditions. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have shown efficacy in…

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Diet for weak pulse and poor circulation?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I am vegan and I also have a hypothyroid problem. I have normal blood work, but I am always cold. My TCM doctor says I have a weak pulse and a yin deficiency, and advised me to eat ginger and sesame seed oil with every meal, but not to overdo or…

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