The causes that the capillary decreases
Q6. Which shoes decrease the capillary?
(A) Tight sneakers (B) Loose sandals
A6. (A) Tight sneakers
Shoes that don’t fit well can cause ghost vessels. Especially tight shoes compress the capillary and make the blood circulation bad. It is necessary to choose the shoes which perfectly fit your feet.
Even if you wear shoes fitting your feet, exercising with wearing the shoes for long time accumulates waste products in the feet and makes the feet swollen, so it is important to take off shoes and release the pressure.
High heels put a weight on the toes and compress the capillary of the toes, causing ghost vessels. To prevent the decrease of the capillary, it is better to take off high heels every 2 hours and massage the feet.
Clothes tightening your body such as skinny jeans also decrease the capillary, so it is better to wear such clothes not every day but a few times a week.
Q7. Which sitting posture decreases the capillary?
(A) Leaning against backrest (B) Stoop
A7. (B) Stoop
The heart is located in the front side of the body so blood is delivered from the heart through the back side of the body. Stoop posture makes the curve of the blood vessel steep and decreases the blood delivered to all over the body. If you continue the stoop posture for a long time, the blood circulation of all the body becomes bad, causing ghost vessels of the capillary (Fig. 2).
Sitting with crossing your legs is not good for the capillary as well.
There is an artery behind the knee which delivers blood to the tip of toes. Crossing the legs compresses the artery, preventing the blood circulation to the toes.
Proper sitting posture is straightening the back to reduce the curve of the blood vessel and spread the blood to the peripheral capillary.
Q8. In which part of the body does the capillary decrease if you massage strongly?
(A) Face (B) Legs
A8. (A) Face
Continuous strong pressure on the face cuts the capillary because there is less fat and muscles on the face. So it is better to massage the face as lightly as possible.
How to increase your capillaries within a week
Q9. Which is more effective to increase the capillary?
(A) Massaging ears (B) Rotating wrists
A9. (A) Massaging ears (Fig. 3)
The important thing is massaging peripheral parts of the body such as the ear because it increases blood flow and sends blood to the ghost vessels, resulting in healthy capillaries. It is good to massage the ears, twisting and pulling the ears a little bit for about a minute. It is effective that the ear becomes red and you feel warm on your face (cheek).
Massaging the tips of the fingers increases blood flow of all the arms.
Massage the sides of the nail and top and bottom of the nail for about 40 seconds a finger.
Rubbing the skin of the arm toward the heart increases blood flow more.
Q10. Which has a lot of capillaries and is effective to increase capillaries by giving stimulation?
(A) Achilles’ tendon (B) Calves
A10. (B) Calves
A lot of capillaries are concentrating in the calves. Stimulating the calves makes the blood tending to be stored in the lower body start flowing. That leads to increase the capillary.
Flexing and extending the ankles make the blood easily go back to the heart. (Fig. 4)
When you can’t take off your boots due to swelling of the legs, doing this exercise makes easier to take off your boots. It is good to do this exercise 20 times a day in the morning and at night.
Q11. Which ingredient stops the decrease of the capillary?
(A) Honey (B) Cinnamon
A11. (B) Cinnamon
Cinnamon contains a substance which activates Tie2 which prevents the capillary from becoming ghost vessels. Taking cinnamon prevents 90 % of the leakage of blood from the capillary which causes ghost vessels.
The cause of ghost vessels is that wall cells are peeled off from the capillary. Tie2 connects the wall cells to the capillary and keeps them strong.
About 0.6 gram (1/2 teaspoon) a day is good. Too much intake of cinnamon can cause disorders of other organs.
Rooibos tea, piper longum and Chinese quince (as a candy) also can activate Tie2 (Fig. 5).
Q12. Which cooking method prevents the decrease of the capillary?
(A) Grilled meat (B) Shabushabu (thin slices of meat parboiled in hot soup)
A12. (B) Shabushabu
AGE contained in a burnt deposit damages the capillary!
When AGE reacts with RAGE which is contained in the blood vessel, that stimulates and damages the blood vessel. A burnt deposit of any food contains AGE.
Q13. Which bathing method can be expected to increase the capillary?
(A) 42 degrees C (107.6 degrees F) for 3 minutes (B) 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) for 10 minutes
A13. (B) 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) for 10 minutes
Soaking in warm water of about 40 degrees C activates parasympathetic nervous system, the blood vessel expands and blood circulation gets better, leading to the increase of the capillary.
On the other hand, soaking in warm water of 42 degrees C contracts the blood vessel and the blood pressure goes up.
It is recommended to soak in lukewarm water for a little long time until you get slightly sweat. If you soak up to the chest, 10 minutes is good and if you soak up to a little above the navel, 20-30 minutes is good (Fig. 6).
Q14. Which bathwater additive can be expected to increase the capillary?
(A) Carbonated bath additive (B) Bath salt
A14. (A) Carbonated bath additive
Babbles of carbonated bath additive stimulate the capillary near the skin and increase blood circulation. High concentrated one is more effective.
8/19/2018 10:40:52 am
Excellent information. Thank you.
5/12/2019 05:48:42 pm
I saw the video on NHK program and it was instructional. Above information is helpful presenting what can we do day-to-day to reduce the chance of ghost capillaries. I will try to sit-up starting today and include massaging peripheral parts of the body. I have been drinking rooibos tea so far. Will use 1/2 teasppon of cinnamon (casias bark) as well. Thank you.
12/12/2021 09:28:43 pm
myfingertps are starting to feel numb.
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