Varicose veins is a condition in which the veins become swollen, bulging and painful. These particularly appear on legs, back of legs and ankles. Depending on their severity, varicose veins can be painful and can be worse at night and after exercise.
In the Chinese Medicine, the deficient energy called qi and the poor blood circulation cause the veins to bulge and become painful. According to the Chinese traditional medicine, varicose veins occur due to the weakness in the muscles and connective tissues. The spleen network of the digestive system governs this.
Dr Maoshing Ni says that the Chinese acupuncture treatment focuses on strengthening the spleen network to support healthy digestive function. In addition, toning muscles and activating blood and energy are important parts of acupuncture for the treatment of spider and varicose veins.
Dr Maoshing further states that he achieves great success by using acupuncture along with electrical stimulation, which results in restoring valve function. He further mentions that those who want to help themselves can also do acupressure at home.
Hong Jin explains that acupuncture works by way of redistributing abnormal blood and energy flow. This corrects poor blood circulation. When an acupuncturist inserts needles, it helps the blood move in the blocked veins and other surrounding blood vessels. She further adds that some herbal treatment along with acupuncture is very useful for the treatment of varicose veins. It takes 3 to 4 treatments depending upon the condition of the patient, Hong Jin adds.
Darren Starwynn, OMD, LAC explains that according to Chinese medicine, weak spleen function can cause malfunction of muscles and connecting tissues. This could be because of overconsumption of sweet and lack of exercise. Darren further maintains that many Americans weaken their spleen because of over sugary food intake and not exercising enough leading to the development of varicose veins condition. Acupuncture can be of great help as an alternative way to treat the condition.
Alan Janssen who is a professional acupuncturist says that more and more people are turning towards alternative medication to treat varicose veins. This is largely due the fact that more and more operations are unsuccessful. People are dissatisfied and so the word gets around. In Alan’s, own words:
“Getting surgery on veins is like shutting the gate after the horse has bolted.”
Other Alternative Options
Homeopathic medication is another alternative option. Like acupuncture, the advocates of homeopathy are of the view that homeopathic method of treatment is effective in treating several conditions without having any side effects of the conventional medication. Homeopathic medication can be either oral in the form of sweet pills or solutions to be mixed with water.
There are also external topical homeopathic medication to get rid of varicose and spider veins. For instance, H-varicose formula is a readymade solution by Healing Natural Oils, which is applied to the affected area for instant relief. According to the manufacturer, the H-varicose formula is guaranteed to work and that is why it comes with 90 days of money back guarantee.