Alternative therapies to prevent or treat varicose veins:
Chinese traditional medicine.
MTC has its own interpretation of what varicose veins are. The source of the problem is poor circulation, stagnation of Qi and Blood. In addition to individualized acupuncture treatment, the following herbs can be taken. Dang Gui, Huang Qi, and Gui Zhi. The specialist will tell the dose and how to use it.
Medicinal plants used for the treatment of varicose veins:
- Calendula infusion or oil can be applied in the form of a compress. To alleviate leg pain, you can drink a cup of calendula every day.
- The herbs that repair and tone the veins are the berries of the common hawthorn, horse chestnut and yarrow (they can be drunk as an infusion). In addition, horse chestnut is astringent and strengthens blood vessels.
- Alternatively, you can spread on them a horse chestnut or comfrey ointment, but without massaging, apply lotions or creams as gently as possible.
- Yellow clover is a good venous tonic, rich in coumarin with anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used as an infusion or tincture.
- Yellow clover should not be used if you are taking warfarin or other similar medications.
Rosemary essential oil mixed with a base oil can be massaged onto the legs. Lavender and juniper essential oils can be diluted and massaged onto the affected area or placed in the bathroom.
Orthomolecular nutrition and oligotherapy can help improve with some nutrients and trace elements:
- Increase the consumption of vitamin E, C, and bioflavonoids as they improve the health of the blood vessels.
- Copper, like vitamin C, is also used for the maintenance of elastin and collagen.
- Both Folate and vitamins B6 and B12 help remove homocysteine from the blood. High levels of amino acids can damage endothelial cells, increasing the risk of clot formation in the veins.
- Vitamin E helps maintain platelet health by preventing platelets from clumping and sticking to the walls of blood vessels, forming clots.
Recommended foods and feeding tips:
- Drink a juice rich in vitamin C every day, such as pineapple, carrot, or citrus fruit.
- Increase the consumption of cherries, berries, and grapes.
- Cut down on dairy products, fried foods, red meat, salt, sugar, and caffeine.
- Raw beets (Beterraga) can be consumed every day.