The abnormal sensation of numbness which appears in any body part, but mostly in the legs, hands and arms is called tingling. Our central nervous system is responsible for this sensation.
Another word for it is paresthesia. The symptoms people usually describe are: burning, tingling, loss of sensation and numbness, as well as the inability to stay in the same position for some period of time.
The condition appears because of poor circulation. Patients are recommended to have a balanced diet, full of foods rich in zinc, vitamins A, B and C, magnesium, cinnamon etc.
Tips and home remedies to fight tingling in legs and arms
These are some causes for numbness of tingling:
- Nervous exhaustion or fatigue
- Stay in the same position
- People with atherosclerosis
- Lack of blood supply
- People with diabetes
- Lack of minerals like potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium
- People with herniated discs
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- People with hypothyroidism
- People with multiple sclerosis
- Intoxicated nerves because of substances like tobacco, alcohol, etc.
Make sure you control the intake of cholesterol levels and fats.
- Sleep well
- Do sports that keep the circulation in good condition. Avoid the ones that cause tingling.
- Have a good diet
Natural remedies for tingling:
Combine a cup of milk with a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Heat it on low. After a while, add some honey. Drink this once a day and it will improve your circulation.
Turmeric for massage:
Combine some water with turmeric to create a paste. Massage your legs and arms with it for several minutes.
Apply some fresh Aloe Vera juice on the affected parts. You can also consume 3 tablespoons of this juice between meals.
Add garlic in your meals or eat raw garlic cloves on an empty stomach.
Drink 1 liter of mineral water on an empty stomach very slowly. This will improve your circulation.
Combine a tablespoon of cinnamon powder in 1 glass of warm water. Stir it well. Drink this once a day.
Combine 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Drink this in the morning for 1 week. Cinnamon possesses powerful anticoagulant properties.
Dip a piece of cloth into warm water. Put it over the problematic area for 5 or 7 minutes. This should be repeated for several times until you’ve noticed that the tingling has passed.
Combine some mustard oil, hot olive oil and coconut oil in the palm of your hand. Put it on the problematic area. Massage it using circular movements for 5 minutes. If you need to repeat it, you can do it.
Do simple exercises for your hands and feet for 15 minutes a day. It would be the best to do them in the mornings, but also throughout the day.
You can also do aerobic exercises for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week:
- Riding a bicycle
Caution: Make sure you avoid high impact exercises if you feel numbness in your fingers and feet.
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