Varicose Veins | Symptoms and Natural Treatments

Varicose Veins | Symptoms and Natural Treatments

This article is the first from a set dedicated to varicose veins – their nature, symptoms, natural treatments and prognosis for recovery.

Nature of Varicose Veins | Symptoms

The dilatation of the veins, with thickening of their coats, is a condition known as varices, or varicose veins. This condition affects mainly the sub-muscular and the superficial veins, which are located directly under the skin.

Varicose veins are result of constitutional condition of the organism in general, and of venous circulation in particular. The exciting causes for varices are similar to those which give rise to hemorrhoids.

The most common place varicose veins appear is on the lower limbs.


Varicose veins often appear during the last months of pregnancy. Prevailing is the belief that this condition is caused mostly by the pressure of the gravid uterus upon the iliac vessels and inferior cava. However varices are seen also in women who are not pregnant; and if the pressure were the main cause, all pregnant women should suffer from varicose condition of veins, which is certainly not true.


The vessels assume reddish-blue, sometimes purple-violet color. The long standing and hanging of the limbs provoke aggravation and pain. Ulceration is possible, resulting in heavy bleeding from the ulcerated vessels.

It is a painful condition, carrying dangerous possibility for hemorrhages and substantial loss of blood.


The acute inflammation of the walls of blood vessels is called phlebitis. It may develop into a chronic state, accompanied by much pain and swelling of the affected area – usually the legs. Usually it is caused by bacterial infection from external source caused by injection or other laboratory or hospital manipulation; or is consequence from poor diet and bad nutrition of the cells and tissues which construct the vessels walls.

When the person already suffers from varices of the veins, an inflammation affecting same veins is very dangerous because it may lead to gangrene.

Natural Treatments & Prognosis for Recovery

Being result of constitutional weakness of human organism, varicose condition of veins is a chronic state. Contemporary allopathic medications consist mainly from external lotions and give palliative and only temporary relief.

The deep processes, which have brought the organism to this chronic condition, are pliable only to the influence of constitutional homeopathic treatment. The homeopathic remedies, prescribed by competent practitioner, will ameliorate the general health and thus will prevent the varicose diathesis from new manifestations.

The homeopathic treatment includes the application of tissue salts in low potencies; they act not only homeopathically but also influence the osmosis in the cells, thus strengthening vessel walls and preventing them from dilatation.

Additional to the homeopathic treatment, there are some essential oils which have excellent effect on the skin and on blood circulation in particular.

Homeopathic Treatment of Varices

Among the major remedies for treatment of varicose veins are Pulsatilla, Lachesis, Hamamelis, Fluoric acid, Carbo vegetabilis and Lycopodium clavatum. Though there are many others, all of them cannot be subject of one article.

The most marked characteristics of the remedies are presented, as far varicose veins are concerned. The correct prescription for cure of varicose veins however, as for every chronic state of human organism, should be based not only on the local symptoms of this affection but also on the certain mental, emotional and general physical symptoms of the individual which are related to his illness. Only then the prescribed remedy will cure in real homeopathic way. Therefore, the good knowledge of the remedies pictures is of utmost importance.

Continue to Part Two | Homeopathic Remedies for Varicose Veins