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Ten Tips Help Cold Hands

1  Keep Your Neck and Wrists Covered if you Have Cold Hands.

        Primary
        blood vessels come close to the surface of the skin in the neck and
        wrists. If you keep these areas protected from the air, less heat will
        escape and will help prevent cold hands.

2  With Cold Hands, Try to Avoid:

        tight
        clothing, smoking, drafts, the wrong calcium supplements and margarine.
        Tight clothing restricts the blood flow into the extremities. Smoking,
        of course is known to clog arteries. Drafts affect people sensitive to
        cold much worse than others. Dolomite or “elemental calcium” can clog
        blood vessels. “Organic” calcium like bone meal or oyster shell does
        not do this. Margarine, contrary to popular belief, cannot be absorbed
        or digested easily into the body. As a result it tends to leave a
        residue in the arteries which can cause arteriosclerosis, resulting in
        poor circulation. Also, never eat “hydrogenated vegetable oil” which is
        the same thing as margarine!

3  Use Exercise or Physical Therapy for Cold Hands.

        Three
        exercise movements are helpful for cold hands. (A) While you are
        standing, rotate the shoulders forward, up and back in a circular
        motion for about 30 seconds. (B) Rotate the wrists in both directions
        for a total of 30 seconds. (C) Make a fist without digging the nails
        into your palm. (The final joint of your fingers is not bent.)
        Alternatively tense and relax the hands in this position for about 30
        seconds.

4  Supplement Your Diet.

        All
        of the following supplements are known to be helpful to improve
        circulation and cold hands. Many of them complement one another because
        they work in different ways. You can find many of the items in health food stores:
        ginger, fennel, cayenne, potassium, niacin, iron, vitamin B, vitamin C,
        vitamin E, lecithin, Ginkgo Biloba, apple cider vinegar, distilled
        water, lemon juice in hot distilled water. (Lemon juice in hot
        distilled water will have an amazing effect on cleansing your liver
        which is the “heat producer” for your body.) Also if you’re trying to
        avoid meat for whatever reason, this could be contributing to the
        problem! Some people just need to eat meat once in a while. Don’t be
        fanatical. Please allow about 30 days to see if any dietary changes
        have helped the situation. Also, most people develop a lining of old
        “mucoid plaque” in their intestines. People who have cold hands tend to
        have more of this layer than others. The supplements that you want to
        absorb through your small intestine cannot be absorbed very well if you
        have this layer of old material. You will see a direct connection in
        your hand warmth and the removal of old mucoid plaque in your
        intestines. Here’s what you can do about it.

        Herb teas that are warming: sarsparilla root, fenugreek.

5  Remove Fear.

        The
        most extreme fear response is called the “fight or flight syndrome.”
        This is when our adrenal glands produce adrenaline and our physical
        reactions change. These physical symptoms include cold hands, sweaty or
        shaky hands, rapid heart beat, shallow breathing, disorientation,
        misperception of time, upset stomach, dry mouth, memory lapse and
        others. This response is named for our reaction to a predator at our
        cave door during our supposed prehistoric days, to fight or to flee the
        danger. The adrenaline is nature’s way of giving us the extra quickness
        of mind and body to make a life or death decision very fast. The down
        side is that this leaves the body somewhat worn out and tense. Some
        sensitive people have a tendency to live their whole life in a
        quasi-fear state so that they are always walking around feeling
        anxious. As a result, they are constantly experiencing subtle aspects
        of the fight or flight symptoms, even though they are not conscious of
        any impending danger. It almost becomes a habit or an addiction. This
        person’s personality is what one might call a “fear personality.” The
        solution is to gradually lessen or remove the fear. There are many
        methods of reducing fear, including psychotherapy, hypnosis,
        affirmations or plain old willpower.

6  Breathe Deeper.

        People
        with cold hands tend to breathe shallow. Be aware of your breath and
        occasionally practice deep breathing. Eventually this will become
        automatic so that you won’t have to think about it. Consider this: the
        more deeply you breathe, the more oxygen you bring into your system.
        This oxygen is transferred from the lungs into the bloodstream and it
        is responsible for the transfer of heat throughout the body. The more
        oxygen you receive, the warmer you will be.

7  Practice Affirmations.

        Affirmations
        are a way to actually reprogram your subconscious mind. Believe it or
        not, saying “I have warm hands” to yourself can have a profound effect,
        if you do it right. First of all, create the statement so that it makes
        sense to you. (“My hands are warm, Heat comes from my hands, I embrace
        life with abandon, etc.”) Affirmations only work when you engage your
        emotions. You must be in a joyful state and you must believe it. If you
        have doubt or you are negative, it won’t work. Some people repeatedly
        say or write affirmations in the morning, evening, or at various times
        throughout the day. Because affirmations are a tool to create a new
        reality, do not get discouraged while you are currently playing out
        your previously-created reality. Allow for an overlap of realities with
        patience.

8  Reduce Stress.

        Many
        people have a healthy stress response. After the stressful event, they
        move on. But most of us tend to develop cumulative stress that builds
        and builds. This cumulative stress affects each person differently.
        Every illness in the world can be attributed to stress. Sometimes the
        tension is felt literally in the muscles of the body which has a
        sympathetic influence on the blood vessels. In other words, they
        constrict over time. With stress reduction techniques, the blood
        vessels can dilate back to their correct size. There are many different
        methods of stress reduction. Do some research and find one that seems
        suitable to your lifestyle.

9  See A Chiropractor.

        Although
        it may sound weird to most people, consider going to a chiropractor.
        Even if you don’t have back pain, your spine may be out of alignment,
        which can affect the proper functioning of your liver and other
        internal organs, because the spinal cord provides the neural
        nourishment to each organ. Your liver, among other things, is kind of
        like the ”heat producer” for the body. Think of watering your plants
        with a hose and the hose becomes kinked and the water won’t come out.
        That is what could be happening with your liver and it is not working
        right, as if someone turned off the switch. A chiropractor can detect
        this and set it right in one visit.

10  In the Meantime, Do Whatever is Necessary.

        Until
        the above suggestions provide a more permanent solution to cold hands,
        you still should do what it takes to keep your hands warm. This could
        include the obvious gloves and mittens to the less obvious warming
        creams, glove warmers and other devices.
        Also, before you need to play the piano try immersing your hands and
        forearms into the sink filled with warm water for one minute.

        Best wishes to you and keep me posted on your success!
        Howard Richman email

        These tips were prepared by pianist/teacher Howard Richman and are offered for free as a courtesy. To complement your goal towards increased hand warmth, you will find his Music for Stress-Release to be a powerful tool.

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