Poor Blood Circulation, Peripheral Artery Disease

Jun 5, 2021

What is Poor Blood Circulation?

Poor blood circulation, also known as peripheral artery disease (PAD), is a condition that affects the blood vessels outside the heart and brain. It occurs when there is a buildup of plaque in the arteries, reducing blood flow to the extremities like the legs and arms. This can lead to several health issues and discomfort for individuals affected by this condition.

Causes of Poor Blood Circulation

Several factors contribute to poor blood circulation, including:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Obesity
  • Family history

Understanding the causes is crucial in developing effective treatment plans to improve blood circulation and reduce the impact on daily life.

Symptoms of Poor Blood Circulation

Poor blood circulation can manifest in various symptoms, depending on the affected area. Some common symptoms include:

  • Numbness or tingling sensation
  • Cramping or pain in the legs or arms
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Changes in skin color or temperature
  • Slow-healing wounds or sores
  • Erectile dysfunction (in males)

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention to properly diagnose and treat the underlying causes.

Holistic Treatment Options for Poor Blood Circulation

At Rochester Holistic Center, we offer a range of holistic treatment options to address poor blood circulation and peripheral artery disease. Our comprehensive approach focuses on improving overall health and well-being. Some of our treatment options include:


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing technique that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in the body. It can help stimulate blood flow, promote relaxation, and relieve pain associated with poor blood circulation. Our experienced acupuncturists create customized treatment plans tailored to individual needs.

Nutritional Counseling

Diet plays a crucial role in maintaining good blood circulation. Our nutrition experts provide personalized counseling to identify dietary deficiencies and recommend appropriate changes. A well-balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can support better blood flow and overall cardiovascular health.

Exercise and Physical Therapy

Regular physical activity and targeted exercises can help improve blood circulation. Our skilled therapists develop exercise programs to enhance cardiovascular fitness, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility. These activities can be tailored to individual abilities and gradually progressed over time.

Stress Management

Stress can adversely affect blood circulation. We offer various stress management techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, and relaxation therapies to reduce stress levels. By managing stress effectively, we can promote better blood flow and overall well-being.

Why Choose Rochester Holistic Center?

At Rochester Holistic Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive care and holistic treatment options for individuals with poor blood circulation and peripheral artery disease. Our team of skilled practitioners combines their expertise to develop personalized treatment plans that address the root causes and offer long-lasting results.

With a focus on the individual's overall well-being, we strive to improve blood circulation, reduce discomfort, and enhance quality of life. Our integrated approach, combining acupuncture, nutritional counseling, exercise, and stress management, ensures a holistic and effective treatment experience.

Contact Rochester Holistic Center today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards improving your blood circulation and overall health!