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When it comes to treating and preventing varicose veins and varicose vein symptoms, Oregon patients have tried all sorts of things. If you are struggling with preventing varicose veins, you have probably heard about various alternative treatments, from compression stockings for varicose veins to acupuncture. For dealing with varicose vein symptoms, Oregon vein clinics generally recommend sticking to proven treatments, however. Here are a few alternative treatments, and why they may not work for you.

Compression Stockings for Varicose Veins

Compression stockings for varicose veins certainly have their place in treatment, but they typically only work on smaller veins and are more of a supportive treatment used to reduce symptoms rather than eradicating varicose veins completely.

If you use a permanent treatment like Venefit™ targeted endovenous therapy, for preventing varicose veins, you will likely use compression stockings as a way to further heal.

If you have a mild case of varicose veins, compression stockings can help with comfort, but if you want to get rid of veins for good you will have to use a different treatment.

Herbal Remedies for Varicose Veins

Herbal remedies like horse chestnut and butcher’s broom are often touted as useful in preventing varicose veins. Many of these remedies claim to reduce swelling and discomfort, so they may play some part in making symptoms less noticeable, but no herbal remedy can remove your varicose veins for good.

For permanently preventing varicose vein symptoms, the actual veins must be dealt with, below the surface of the skin. Be wary of herbal remedies, and always tell your healthcare practitioner if you intend to use them, as many can create complications with other health issues, treatments, and medications.

Acupuncture for Varicose Veins

Like the other alternative treatments for varicose veins we have explored, acupuncture may serve well as a way to reduce symptoms and take away some discomfort and pain, but it cannot get to the root of your varicose vein problem.

This type of alternative treatment may work well in conjunction with a more permanent method of preventing varicose veins, but there are definitely some considerations to keep in mind if you are thinking about acupuncture for varicose veins. Treatments that come too close to the veins themselves can lead to dangerous blood clots and other complications.

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