Varicose Veins Be Gone

Sometimes we let vanity get the best of us and other times it is a good thing that we pay attention to how we look.  When it comes to varicose veins, this is when it is a good thing to pay attention.  Not only are varicose veins not very attractive, they can be a sign that there may be something else going on in your body.

Varicose veins are actually the product of veins that are damaged.  The damage can occur because of a poor diet, heavy lifting, and standing or sitting for too long of a period of time, in addition to other factors.  What happens is the wall of the veins enlarges which makes the valves of the vein to malfunction.

Signs that you may have varicose veins are:

  • distended veins
  • swollen veins
  • painful leg veins
  • legs feel heavy, tight, and/or tired
  • numbness or tingling in the legs

Here are some natural ways to reduce pain associated with varicose veins, strengthen veins, and prevent varicose veins…

Bodywork
  • Walk every day; swim often
  • Don’t stand or sit too long…take breaks several times through out the day
  • Massage feet and legs twice daily (once in the morning & once in the evening)…optional – add essential oil for added benefits (i.e. myrrh, peppermint)
Supplements
  • Strengthen veins and increase circulation – Evening Primrose Oil 3000mg
  • Improve vein tone – Bilberry extract 4x per day
  • Reduce pain & heaviness with leg compress – apply Witch hazel compresses 2x daily
  • Reduce inflammation – take Protease IFC; apply aloe vera gel to legs and then elevate