Dr. Mindy Boxer – Acupuncture for Better Circulation


Perhaps the greatest benefit of Acupuncture is that this form of Medicine has been practiced for thousands of years and has been specifically used to increase circulation for centuries. At the bedrock of this medicine are the techniques used to stimulate Sympathetic responses resulting in Blood Vessel dilation and increased Blood Flow. Maybe a simpler way of explaining it is to say Acupuncture stimulates energy pathways in the body, thus enhancing blood flow.

Poor Circulation Causes & Symptoms

A lack of blood circulation can lead to a whole host of other health issues. Our blood carries vital nutrients throughout our bodies including oxygen, nutrients absorbed from food, and even hormones; without which we would be depleted and our organs would ultimately stop functioning properly altogether.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is just one consequence of poor circulation and it is estimated that nearly 1 million Americans suffer from this each year, with more than 5% of people 70 or older diagnosed each year. Signs of poor circulation include varicose veins, muscle cramps, swelling, sores, edema, numbness and tingling, and cold or discolored hands and feet.

Causes of poor circulation can include excessive Cholesterol in the arteries, Obesity, Diabetes, Smoking, Alcoholism, Stress and poor lifestyle choices like improper diet and little to no exercise. Modern medicine treats poor circulation in a variety of ways including through prescription medication, angioplasty, stents, and in the most severe cases, amputation. But there is a more natural way to deal with poor circulation.

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Acupuncture to the Rescue

Traditional Chinese medicine uses Acupuncture, Acupressure, and Herbal formulations to treat poor circulation. The difference is that Acupuncture isn’t just looking to treat the symptoms but seeks to address the root cause of the problem. And there are little to no side effects with Acupuncture treatment and the same cannot be said for prescription medications.

Acupuncture also uses Herbal formulas and modifications in Diet to address certain concerns. For example, foods like garlic, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and ginger can impact those suffering from poor circulation. However, you will want to talk to me first and come up with a game plan, especially if you are already on blood thinners for a circulation problem.

2016 study that looked at Acupuncture and its effect on Neuroregeneration in ischemic stroke. Researchers concluded that Acupuncture was shown to “activate relevant brain regions and regulate multiple signaling pathways that lead to excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, inflammation, neuronal death, and survival after interruption of blood supply.” This study also found that Acupuncture may play a key part in stroke preventive strategy as well. And other studies have also found Acupuncture to play a positive role in increasing blood flow.

If you are suffering from poor circulation, call me today and set up an evaluation.

A thorough health history will determine just how Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can help you get the blood flowing again.


Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
At age 15, Dr. Boxer began her lifelong practice of Yoga & Meditation, read many Nutrition books, began Juicing her Vegetables, and explored and all Raw Diet.  Recognizing the importance of Nutrition in overall health, she earned her Ph.D. in 1986 in Nutrition and Human Behavior, providing her with a solid foundation to counsel and educate patients on how to attain health and vitality.
Her informative Lectures and appetizing Cooking Classes were the perfect forum to educate the community about the effects of food on Mood and Behavior, as well as in innovative ways to balance Body Chemistry in order to achieve overall well being.
Sensing a need to expand her training and understanding of the human body as a whole system, Dr. Boxer continued her studies in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine,  and in 1993 earned a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Medical Board of the State of California in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is also licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
These diverse disciplines give Dr. Boxer a unique view of the human body and how to keep it functioning in an optimal manner. Her practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Functional Nutrition have a profound effect on Hormonal balance, Rejuvenation, and Immune system enhancement.

Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.


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