How to Improve Circulation Naturally

Posted by Man (Sojourning ) on 01/22/2014
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I am very interested in this Niacin issue. I find that a 250 mg dose of Niacin will keep me warm in very cold weather. so If I am going to go out int 5 degree Fahrenheit weather, then a dose of Niacin will work. I know this works. So now the question arises whether dissolving the Niacin in the DMSO would work even better? I am off to the lab to check this out. If I don't come back, please don't send flowers.

Vitamin K
Posted by Lanna (Wichita, Kansas) on 03/22/2013

My 12 year old special needs son suffers from chilblains in the winter months. His toes looked so bad this year that I got to searching for something that would help. I came across the following article on using vitamin K.

The researcher starts out by mentioning vitamin K is good for circulation, so thought maybe it would work for chilblains - which has to do with circulation. I gave my son one capsule a day and it cleared up the problem within days. I kept up this dosage for a week and now give it to him a couple of times a week. I will do so until it warms up outside.

General Feedback
Posted by Ruth (West Haven, Ct.) on 01/06/2013

The tips of my fingers get white in the winter and very cold... Then for whatever reason they might turn blue and still get VERY cold... Or maybe just one or 2 finger will turn color. In the summer they are pink.. Maybe meniere's disease?

General Feedback
Posted by Jane (Knoxville, Tn) on 01/07/2013

You may want to be tested for Raynaud's disorder. Often seen with Sjogrens:'s_phenomenon

It is important to keep your hands and feet protected from cold.

Geranium Essential Oil
Posted by Joan (Festus, Missouri) on 11/07/2011
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Another thing that you can use for poor circulation is geranium essential oil (EO). The way I use it is I take geranium EO and either add drops (maybe 4-5) to a bath and soak it in and/or take many drops like maybe 20-30 and add it to a carrier oil like warmed (liquid) Coconut oil (1 tablespoon) and mix it together and massage it into the legs, feet, and arms or anywhere you want on your body. Coconut oil will get hard when it falls below 76 degrees but that is ok. Once you have made this concoction, if it gets hard, just dig some out and rub it on your feet, lets, etc. Make sure you spend some time and really massage it in so you can get some benefit.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Christine (Tx) on 01/15/2018

Are you still taking HP? Did your wife's coldness come back? Any adverse reactions?

Posted by Mxramcer95 (Ashland, Massachusetts) on 02/18/2013

... I don't know who started this rumor, but hear me NOW... You don't EVER give vitamin C to a person with circulation problems. I knew 3 different people who DIED because of that...

Posted by Alexandra (Cheshire, England) on 02/18/2013

To: Mxramcer95 from Ashland, Massachusetts. I have just been reading this article,, and wondered what you make of it.

Posted by Crystal (Nashville) on 06/07/2015

It's most likely the turmeric. Turmeric has many healing powers, improving pain and circulation is just a couple to mention. Blessed be.

Posted by Justine (Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada) on 02/11/2009

Hi Melissa, I was recently diagnosed with Chilblain's, and I believe that might be what you have too. Are your toes a bit calloused, red/purple/grey, and puffy? It is caused when your toes are exposed to extreme cold. My podiatrist said I had frost damage! :)

He suggested rubbing "Rub A535" on them - it is a medicated ointment. You might remember it by its distinct wintergreen smell. It heats up when you put it on your feet, and keeps them warm all day! I put about 1/2 a teaspoon on each foot - focussing on the toes.

I am also going to try using cayenne, as I have always had cold hands and feet.

Posted by Gigi (Canberra, Australia) on 02/12/2009

Chilblains - The rub you have used, I cannot get here. What other herb or oil would you/anyone suggest. I have had chilblains during winter for years; it is a type of frost bite due to circulation problems I guess. I have had a doctor prescribe me medication that I later discovered was for angina! It made my heart pound dangerously; I have also been told to get biofeedback etc.

I believe there must be something out there that is natural and I can use safely. It is an uncomfortable problem to endure - wool socks etc do nothing to help.

Thanks for anyone's help. This is a great site, and I hope Codex never comes into play as it will affect all of us who value Earth Clinic.

Posted by Phil Felix (Margate, Florida) on 05/25/2009

I like to ask a question? Is there a remedy to cure poor circulation in hand finger tips?

Posted by Marion (Paphos, Cyprus) on 02/10/2012

Re: Chilblains. I am English and used to the cold and damp weather. When young, my sister and I both suffered from Chilblains. What caused it was sitting in front of the fire and getting our feet hot and then going away and they then cool down. Putting your feet directly near an electric or real fire can cause chilblains. As soon as we stopped doing this, we had no more trouble.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Cyndi (Ga) on 07/19/2017

Regarding the post from 2008 - how much Coconut Oil do you think he took daily to cure cold hands and feet?

Coconut Oil
Posted by Marla (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) on 01/21/2011

I was curious about the coconut oil for cold body temps. How does one take it and what quantity?? Thank you

Coconut Oil
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, La Union) on 08/28/2011

Hi Allykat... Your cold extremeties and swelling problems could be due to a lack of inorganic iodine in your diet and you may be hypothyroid because of this. Cold extremeties are a sign of this. To check, other hypothyroid symptoms are given here:

The extent of hypothyroid symptoms usually is dependent on age. Here is a link that describes the body's use and essential need for iodine(not just for the thyroid):

All western diets heavily lack iodine now. Dr Brownstein, from the Iodine Project, did a random research study on 500 people in the US. The outcome was that he found that 94. 7% were deficient iodine in their diets. See this link:

Taking Lugol's Iodine or Kelp (larger dose Lugol's is better for the whole body's iodine needs), Vitamin C, Magnesium capsules or Magnesium Oil, Selenium, L-Tyrosine, and Zinc would also help your problem. Vitamin C is necessary to aid iodine absorbtion problems caused by bromine in the diet(from bread). Selenium aids in the conversion of T4 to the more active T3 form of thyroid hormone. Tyrosine, with magnesium, also help to convert and store iodide as iodine in the thyroid gland and zinc stimulates the thyroid gland by suppressing excess copper uptake which tends to inhibit thyroid activity. Iodine also helps to remove cadmium, aluminium, lead and mercury from the body.

Daily Dosages:

Lugol's Iodine: 2 to 4 drops in a glass of water twice a day. Work up to this dose slowly.

Vitamin C(powdered form): 1000 mgs twice a day.

Magnesium Oil(70% solution of Magnesium Chloride): 10 drops twice day. Or take capsules of Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate -- 250 mgs twice day.

L-Tyrosine: 500 mg per day

Selenium: 200 micrograms twice a day.

Zinc: 25 - 50 mgs once a week.

Using Fulvic/Humic Acid drops would also benefit your condition by supplying all the minerals necessary for your body in regard to body enzyme processes, hormones etc. Fulvic acid solution contains 70 minerals in their most bioavailable and natural form. See this link for all the benefits:

Coconut Oil
Posted by Bobcat (Portland, Oregon) on 10/14/2012

Hypothyroidism can be caused by Fluoride in your drinking water. The Fluoride ion will also replace Iodine in the thyroid hormone rendering it useless.

If you have thyroid issues, the easiest thing to try, if you live in a fluoridated community, is to drink distilled, or spring water for a couple weeks and see what happens. Showering and bathing are a bit harder to control, but you can shorten eposure times here. See what happens. You can watch: and scroll to the second-to-last interview, for the chemistry professor who solved his thyroid problem this way.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Appadoo Priscilla (Phoenix, Mauritius) on 04/16/2016

How do we use coconut oil for cold feet?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses and Cayenne
Posted by Twi (Saskatoon, Sk Canada) on 01/29/2010

Thanks for your post. I went out the health food store today and purchased ACV, Molasses and cayenne with garlic capsules. Just wondering, does it matter what source the molasses comes from and do you need to drink this mixture on an empty stomach or at least well after or before a meal?

Thanks...I look forward to it's benefits
Be Well

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses and Cayenne
Posted by Niki (Minneapolis, Mn) on 01/20/2012

In order to get the health benefits from Molasses, you just need to make sure it is BLACKSTRAP Molasses.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses and Cayenne
Posted by Tim (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on 09/10/2020

What brands did you use?

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