Do you feel the chill of winter approaching and dread the feelings of cold hands, cold feet, and other issues that worsen with the cold? At 1000metres and over we are living at high altitude which lessens the amount of oxygen in the air. This cools the lungs and even has a flow-on effect of cooling our blood down in general.

The Chinese herbal formula which I use by far the most in my practice, is one that has the function of warming the blood, building the blood, and promoting blood flow to the periphery. It also opens up blood flow in the Liver System which has many positive ripple effects on a variety of complaints. Patients happily report back about how much warmer they are feeling and even with conditions such as Raynaud’s Syndrome it yields solid results in my experience.

Often the type of patient that needs this formula will also experience the following types of symptoms; headaches or migraines, cramps, dizziness, low blood pressure, bruising and bleeding easily, dry skin, light sleep, weak or brittle nails, weak eyesight, anaemia, and hair loss. Women will often have period pain and clots coming through with their bleeding and have susceptibility to numbness and tingling in the arms at night. These symptoms do not have to be accepted as being normal. Why not get them addressed with Chinese medicine?

Written by Hamish Brown
The Way of Water Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture
Hamish works with Chinese Herbs for complex health conditions, and with acupuncture for pain relief.