Help For Raynauds Syndrome,,,

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by elliespad, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    What can be done for Raynaud's syndrome?

    Raynaud's syndrome or phenomena is a condition where the blood supply to the fingers or toes (digits) is cut off when they are exposed to cold. Typically, the digits turn white and then blue. During an attack, there is often a feeling of tingling, numbness, or burning in the affected fingers or toes. Upon warming the digits usually turn red.

    Two natural medicines with confirmed benefit in Raynaud's syndrome are inositol hexaniacinate (a safe non-flushing form of niacin) and Ginkgo biloba extract. In fact, both of these substances are approved for the medical treatment of Raynaud's phenomena in Europe. The standard dose for inositol hexaniacinate is 600 mg three times daily. For Ginkgo biloba extract (24% ginkgo flavonglycosides) the dosage is 40 mg three times daily. I would also recommend keeping the hand and feet as warm as possible, avoid cigarette smoke, and follow a regular exercise program.

    [This Message was Edited on 12/03/2006]
  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

    is biofeedback thermal training, where temperature sensors are taped on to your fingers and toes; you can learn to bring up the temperatures permanently. If a therapist also uses hypnosis for the imagery of the sun or whatever, it can go a whole lot faster.

    all the best,

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