Do you have cold hands? If so, this may be a sign of stress, especially if you are indoors and there's no reason for them to be cold. Biofeedback techniques may relieve the stress and the cold hands. Here's how: close your eyes and imagine yourself holding and playing with something soft and warm. Touch your cheeks, which are usually warm, and imagine the warmth flowing into your fingers. Interlock fingers, squeeze gently for one second, release for one second. Repeat sequence several times.
Cold hands may be indicative of other health problems such as thyroid or circulation. If your hands and feet are constantly cold, you may have hypothyroidism, or low thyroid. See Thyroid in our Folk Remedy Section for more information. For circulation problems, cayenne pepper may be of help by getting blood to flow to your extremities. Take cayenne capsules or 1/4 teaspoon in a glass of water several times a day. There may be several reasons for poor circulation, so you need to discuss them with your healthcare provider. Once you know the cause, you can choose an appropriate remedy.
Cayenne pepper In order to increase circulation to your extremities, take a rounded teaspoon of cayenne pepper in juice or water as needed. The pepper dilates your blood vessels and promotes increased circulation.