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Other Natural Remedies for Spider Veins
Your acupuncturist may recommend that you use one or more of these natural remedies if you have spider veins.
Before you try any herbal remedy, talk to your acupuncturist first, as some remedies can interact with the medications you take.
Spider veins may not be a serious health problem, but they can make you feel self-conscious about the way you look in shorts or skirts. Abnormal leg veins, including spider veins and varicose veins, affect 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the U.S., according to the Office of Women's Health. Acupuncture treatments improve the appearance of spider veins naturally and help you feel better about your legs.
What is Acupuncture?
Thousands of years ago, Chinese medical practitioners theorized that many common health problems occurred due to a blockage of Qi, a life force that runs through your body. When they tested their theories and inserted thin needles into strategic locations in the body to free the blocked Qi, pain and other symptoms decreased. Acupuncture continues to offer impressive results with no side effects, unlike many traditional forms of medical treatment.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins, those thin blue or red veins that appear just below the surface of your skin, occur when the valves in your veins do not close completely, allowing blood to back up in a section of a vein. Several factors increase your risk of developing spider veins, including:
How Can Acupuncture Treatment Improve the Appearance of Spider Veins?
Weak muscles and connective tissue can cause blood to pool in your veins, causing spider veins. Since the muscles and connective tissue are governed by the spleen network, your acupuncture practitioner will concentrate on breaking up pooled blood by inserting acupuncture needles in the parts of your body that correspond to the spleen. When the blood breaks up, the veins begin to become less noticeable.
Your acupuncture practitioner may also recommend herbs and supplements that will help reduce your symptoms, suggest dietary changes and provide information on exercises that can increase blood flow to your legs. Making lifestyle modifications may also help decrease your symptoms. For example, if you spend long hours sitting at a desk, your practitioner may recommend that you get up and take short walks at regular intervals.
Would you like to get rid of unsightly spider veins naturally? Call us and learn how acupuncture treatment can help you.
Office on Women’s Health: Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Fact Sheet, 7/6/2012
Women’s Health: How to Get Rid of Those Evil Spider Veins, 3/6/2015
Doctors Health Press: Natural Ways to Treat Spider Veins, 8/27/2015
Acupuncture.com: Varicose Veins? Natural Secrets for Restoring Beauty