The capillaries decrease with age. Ghost vessels are the condition that the U-shape of the capillaries decreases and cannot be seen like a ghost (Fig. 1) (Fig. 2)
Essentially, if you have a certain level of youth, female hormone keeps the blood flow, but due to various causes such as stress, tiredness or intemperance, a lot of women have ghost vessels. If the capillaries disappear, sufficient oxygen and nutrition are not provided and wastes is not excreted and is accumulated. If you have any health issues including general malaise, most probably the number of the capillaries is decreasing.
Let’s check whether you have ghost vessels or not.
1. Gray hairs increased recently.
2. The eyes easily feel tired.
3. Dark circles under the eyes easily appear.
4. Swelling of the body easily happens.
5. Tiredness remains the next morning in spite of good sleep.
If one of the above questions applies to you, there is a possibility that you have ghost vessels. If two and more apply to you, the possibility is higher.
If the capillaries in the liver and kidneys become ghost vessels, detoxification doesn’t progress, resulting in not recovering from the tiredness.
How to check ghost vessels by looking
Look at the area below inside of the ankle. The condition of the capillaries is clear because the skin in this area is thin. (Fig. 3)
If the capillaries are normal, blue and thick blood vessels can be seen.
If the capillaries become ghost, purplish-red, thin blood vessels are floating around blue, thick blood vessels (Fig. 4) (Fig. 5). These are not really blood vessels but uncompleted blood vessels which are seen among the people whose capillaries become ghost vessels.
How to check blood flow of hands and feet (Fig. 6)
When you press the pad of the finger and release it, if the white part quickly returns to red, your blood circulation is good. If it takes time to return to red, there is high possibility that your blood circulation is not good.
The total length of the capillaries in our body is 2 times as long as going around the earth. More than 90 % of blood vessels in our body is the capillaries.
If the capillaries in the hands and feet become ghost, required oxygen and nutrition is not delivered to the area sufficiently, making the area cold.
If a part of the capillaries in the heart becomes ghost, that can cause heart attack.
Cancer cells tend to increase around the area of ghost capillaries.
Summary of diseases caused by ghost capillaries
Head: Hari loss and gray hair
Face: Pigmented spots and wrinkles
Neck and shoulder: Tightness
Heart: Heart attack
Hands and feet: Coldness
Serious disease: Cancer
3 Major Causes of Ghost Vessels
The width of the capillary is one size of the red blood cell. If the width of the capillary becomes smaller by some reasons, required blood is not delivered.
1. Lack of Exercise
We need to deliver nutrition through the capillaries to every muscle to move our body. But if you don’t move your body, our body judges that delivering nutrition is not necessary and the capillaries decrease.
When you gain weight with unnecessary fat, the capillaries go to the fat as well. But since the blood delivered to the whole body is constant, the blood is delivered to the excess fat, so the capillaries can’t receive sufficient blood. That causes the capillaries to become ghost.
When you eat food, blood gathers to the stomach and intestines. People who eat and drink too much or always eat something between meals have blood in the stomach and intestines chronically, making the blood in the limbs stagnate, damaging the capillaries.
Ingredient to improve Ghost Vessels
Long Pepper (Fig. 7), sometimes called Indian long pepper (Pipli), is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. (from Wikipedia)
In Ayurveda, long pepper is used as medicine to remove coldness. In the sixth or fifth century BCE, Hippocrates discussed it as a medicament rather than a spice in Greece.
It is recommended to use long pepper instead of other peppers like black pepper. It is good to take a half of tea spoon a day (1 gram). Maximum is one tea spoon (2 grams).
Ginger and cinnamon are also recommended.