"Raynaud's disease is a condition in which tiny blood vessels in the fingers, toes, nose, and ears go into spasm (called vasospasm). This reduces blood flow, so tissues get less oxygen. As a result, the skin changes color and may go numb or tingle; it feels cooler as well."   WholeHealthMD.com
from Medical College of Wisconsin
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Questions And Answers
About Raynaud's Phenomenon
from the NIAMS
Hands and Feet
from the American Institute of Preventive Medicine
by Linda Lazarides
Abstract of Journal Article Linking Diet to Raynaud's
Researchers Find Cause of Cold Sensitivity
from Ohio State University
"The blood vessels constrict to control blood flow because of an interaction between norepinephrine, a chemical produced in the body to maintain normal blood pressure, and Alpha-2A receptors, proteins normally found on the surface of cells in the blood vessels."
from Life Extension Foundation
Preventing Attacks: Behavioral Strategies, Specific Physical Therapies, Pharmacological and Nutrient Therapies
from Raynaud's Foundation
"Biofeedback has been particularly effective in the treatment of Raynaud's, a blood flow or vascular disease. Put very simply, the individual practices techniques to help learn to warm his or her hands or feet in order to increase blood flow."
Sufferers Warm To Acupuncture
"These results suggest that traditional Chinese acupuncture can induce long-lasting reduction of Raynaud's attacks."
Gel Improves Circulation In Raynaud's Syndrome
from Joseph Mercola, D.O.
"Application of a gel containing nitric oxide to the skin of patients with Raynaud's syndrome improves the blood circulation in their forearms and fingers..."
from Scleroderma: A to Z
Articles and links.
Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association
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