It is cold out, what can you do for Raynaud's?

Since winter has finally set in, several patients have asked about Raynaud’s and alternative treatment.  For those of you that don’t know what it is, Raynaud’s disease causes episodes of painful, white fingers and hands, usually on exposure to cold.

Some people find niacin to help.  The recommended dose is 100 milligrams of niacin twice a day, taken with food to moderate the flushing that niacin causes.

Biofeedback has also proven to be helpful for Raynaud’s.  I have to be honest, I don’t know much about biofeedback, so those of you who have experience it, please add your comments.