Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Varicose Veins - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of varicose veins generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

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.

There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.

There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.

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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for varicose veins:

Connections coming soon, for now please use our stores formulas by conditions page.

The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for varicose veins. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

There are no associated points at this time.

There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with varicose veins. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for varicose veins. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

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