Natural and Alternative Varicose Veins Treatment Options

Varicose Veins Treatment {introduction}

Varicose veins occur when valves that control the flow of blood through the veins become weak, causing blood to pool inside the vein. This causes the blood vessel to swell and contort, becoming visible just beneath the skin's surface. Varicose veins commonly form in the legs, with symptoms including veins that can be seen through the skin, leg cramps, mild swelling of the ankles or feet, discoloration of the skin where the vein is located and itching in the affected area. Some risk factors for varicose veins are being overweight, prolonged periods of immobility, family history and aging.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for varicose veins.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Varicose Veins

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.

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Herbal Formulas

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Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Varicose Veins related articles

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Forum posts related to Varicose Veins

Listed below are forum posts related to this condition. You can click on the posts to submit comments. If you would like to submit a forum post/question related to this condition, please click to submit. For all recent activity see our forum.

  • red13's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 01/19/2014 - 4:25pm
    Contributor ~ red13


    I am a TCM student and am seeking advice. I have developed 3 major conditions that have been confirmed:

    - Kidney Yin deficiency

    Mainly from excessive masturbation. It depleted some of my jing reserves, but I can...

    Comments on this post (9)

  • Roxi's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 09/08/2013 - 12:28pm
    Contributor ~ Roxi
    Hi - I have been getting acupuncture for a few months now once or twice a week. I originally went to get help with fibroids and bloating. I have noticed improvement in mental clarity, energy, post traumatic stress disorder, and mood but I have...
    Comments on this post (4)

  • Joe McCormack's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 03/27/2012 - 7:07am
    Contributor ~ Joe McCormack



    I am treating a client who is 32 weeks pregnant and she is suffering from vaginal varicose veins.

    The points I am using are:

    st 13. sp 9, gb 34, liv 8, and Du 20.

    I am wondering is there anyone out...

    Comments on this post (2)

  • Skye's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 08/28/2011 - 10:10pm
    Contributor ~ Skye

    Hello Friends, Next week I will turn 60.  Although I have given up ice cream and changed to a very healthy diet & supplements, my health has suffered. For the past 8 yrs., no doctor could make a diagnosis because all of my labs were...

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  • I_Danne's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 06/12/2011 - 9:03pm
    Contributor ~ I_Danne

    Hello.....I have been receiving acu txs for quite awhile and it doesn't seem to be helping me with the broken capillaries that I have which keep getting more and more discomforting.

    Comments on this post (3)

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    Acupuncture Points for Varicose Veins

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

    There are no points listed for this condition at this time.

    Professional Practitioner Information

    Below you will find links to technical information largely of interest to professional practitioners.

    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Varicose Veins

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Varicose Veins

    There are no tcm formulas for this condition at this time.

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Varicose Veins

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no tcm herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Western Herbs and Varicose Veins Medical Information

    Western herbs for Varicose Veins

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Varicose Veins - Western Medicine Information

    At this time no Western Medicine information has been completed for this section.