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The “pins and needles” effect

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
“pins and needles”

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

If you’ve ever had a foot or an arm “fall asleep”, then you’re familiar with the “pins and needles” sensation that ensues soon after you start moving your limb.  People of all ages can experience pins and needles, although it becomes more common with age.

This article explores the “pins and needles” effect and what can be done about it!

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5 typical symptoms of a poor circulatory system

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Circulation
poor blood circulation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Often we refer to swollen feet and cold hands as “poor circulation”, but what exactly does this mean?

Is our heart not pumping blood properly? Are our lungs not absorbing enough oxygen? Is that oxygen not being carried to the organs and tissues that require it? Is the blood thicker and thus slower? Are only our arms and legs affected by “poor circulation”?
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Skin brushing for better circulation?

by Sonia Chartier, on 8 February 2016, Body Care, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
skin brushing

We are so good at taking care of the skin on our face through our exfoliation, cleansing and moisturising routine, that we often neglect taking care of the skin on our body.

Did you know that the skin is an organ of elimination, and just like our kidneys and liver it releases more than a pound of waste products every day, so it is important to take care of it and give it a little extra helping hand.

This is where daily body brushing comes into play as this can aid the lymphatic system and give the body that extra boost…

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What makes your arms and legs fall asleep?

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 December 2015, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, ND

Your body has the wonderful ability to perceive its position in space. This is known as “proprioception” (proprio- = self, -ception = awareness). It does so by an intricate network of receptors and their association nerve signals that transmit stimuli (i.e. information) with regards to pressure, stretch, vibration, acceleration, etc.

This is part of the reason when you’ve been sitting (or standing) in a specific position for a too long period of time it begins to get uncomfortable and you need to move.

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Suffering from cold hands and feet?

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 December 2015, Circulation
cold hands and feet

Do your digits turn numb?
Do you have a blue thumb?
Do you yearn for hot rum?
There’s herbal help to come.

A friend who suffers terribly from chilly extremities, wearing wool unless actually on Safari, found that an unexpected benefit of the menopause was that the hot flushes warmed her up!

Should you have the misfortune to be a thermostatically challenged male, or a non-menopausal female with frosty feet, there is help at heated hand.

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