Qigong and how it helped Raynaud’s Syndrome

Hey there.  Just a short note about how Qigong made my fingers better quickly.

Raynaud’s Syndrome is defined as a condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and cool in certain circumstances.

It is a phenomenon in which smaller arteries that supply blood to the skin constrict excessively in response to cold, limiting blood supply to the affected area.

The fingers, toes, ears, and tip of the nose are commonly involved and feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. It’s often accompanied by changes in the color of the skin.

That is right off of a Google search.

Back in 2011 or 2015, I can’t remember which, I had congestive heart failure. It go to where I would just take one step and I would get out of breath. This was super scary because I was in shape. I was riding a bike as transportation. For 6 years I rode a bike for transportation.

Anyway, while I was in the hospital for congestive heart failure, I remember my toes started to hurt like they were freezing. I remember going into the shower to run hot water on them hoping they would come back to life. It didn’t work and I started having an anxiety attack and crying. Why I did not call a nurse, I don’t know.

To make a long story short, I did everything right and the congestive heart failure went away. I did everything they told me to do, cut back on salt intake, change my eating habits, exercise, etc. Then I wrecked my bike going around a dead man’s curve and broke my ankle right when I supposed to go back to work. Man, I will do anything to get out of going to work.

The ambulance took me to the same hospital I was doing the cardiac therapy at but they said they couldn’t handle fixing my ankle. So they took me to a different hospital. I remembered while there that I had an appointment for an ECHO or an ECO, I am not sure. And ecocardiogram and yes I probably spelled it wrong. So I told the doctor at this hospital and they said they could do that test for me.

Later the doctor came in holding some papers and she said, “Wow! Rarely do I ever get to give good news, but your heart is practically back to normal!” It was a high five and crying kind of moment. I had done everything right.

Fast forward to today, sometimes my fingers get numb and feel like they are freezing and change to a white color on the tips.

Now that I think about it, I used to wake up and my ear would hurt like crazy and I just thought it was because of the way I had been sleeping or something. I now think it is because of Raynaud’s syndrome.

So if I go outside in the cold and stay for a length of time, my fingers start getting cold. The other morning I woke up that way.  I took photos of my fingers.

I ran them under hot water thinking this would warm them up and this sensation would go away. Hot water does not help.

I decided to try doing Qigong because I am learning it and it makes claims of improving health. It claims to promote longevity, but of course that remains to be seen.

So I started doing the two exercises I have learned so far ( I am a bit behind in class and maybe I should be doing my Qigong course instead of writing about it)

Good news! It helped right away. I was pleasantly surprised. Within a few minutes my fingers started tingling like when some part of your body has going to sleep and it starts waking up. Less than 15 minutes later my fingers were fine. And that’s just after a few minutes of the first exercise.

I took time stamped photos of my fingers and posted it on Facebook.

It is hard to hold on to anything with numb fingers. I did not have to lift a weight or climb on a piece of exercise equipment or get out a yoga mat or make room on the floor. I do these exercises standing anywhere. I need a little room to extend my arms.

I have noticed I am sore from sitting and typing or sleeping in an uncomfortable bed (one of the things on my list that I would like to upgrade) and doing Qigong helps me to not be stiff and sore anymore.

Click on the word Qigong anywhere and it will take you to the same course I am taking. I sure glad I found it. Marcus Santer offers a two-week trial for under five bucks and reminds you when your trial is almost up. I personally think this Qigong stuff is better than Yoga, especially easier than Pilates and more beneficial than lifting weights (which I did for years as some of you know).

I think it is a standalone beneficial exercise but he does offer videos of how to move your body in natural settings.

Keeping your body moving is one of the keys to longevity and good health. I think one of my next purchases will be a rebounder, a little trampoline you jump on. It is safe, low impact, fun and moves your lymph system which has no pump of it’s’ own and requires that you jump or do deep breathing.

Try out the Qigong For Happiness, Health and Vitality course. I am and I think it has been so worth it so far.

I have to get back to it in fact. Hey, we could talk about it here if you decide to go for it.

Remember the magic words to his Qigong are Relaxed and Gentle, not complicated and back breaking.

I hope you decide to check it out. You are worth it. Your loved ones think you are worth it and want you around for a long, long time.

Till next time,


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