Natural and Alternative Raynaud's Disease Treatment Options

Raynaud's Disease Treatment {introduction}

Raynaud's Disease is a disorder that causes the arteries to constrict for brief periods, limiting blood flow to the extremities—typically the fingers or toes. These "attacks" can be brought on by emotional stress or exposure to cold temperatures, and last anywhere from less than a minute to many hours. During a Raynaud's attack, little to no blood flows to the affected area, causing the skin to turn pale and the affected area to feel cold or numb. As blood flow returns, the skin may turn red and feel a burning or throbbing sensation. In rare, severe cases of Raynaud's disease, the artery constriction can lead to tissue decay, or gangrene.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Raynaud's Disease.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Raynaud's Disease

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".


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Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Raynaud's Disease related articles

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Forum posts related to Raynaud's Disease

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  • juliemay's picture
    Submitted On Mon, 07/16/2012 - 1:02am
    Contributor ~ juliemay

    hello

    I have a client who has been complaining about restless feet she feels the desire to scratch or rub them on a rough surface now she had developed the same in her hands! any ideas of what this could be and the best way to treat it?...

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    Acupuncture Points for Raynaud's Disease

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.


    Professional Practitioner Information

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Raynaud's Disease

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Raynaud's Disease

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Raynaud's Disease

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

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    Western Herbs and Raynaud's Disease Medical Information

    Western herbs for Raynaud's Disease

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

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    Raynaud's Disease - Western Medicine Information

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