Homeopathy can help to palliate the symptoms of poor circulation. Chronic venous insufficiency or “poor circulation” is a group of symptoms and signs that are due to a malfunction of the venous system.
The valves on the inside of the veins are injured or not present. The veins are dilated, which prevents the valves from closing properly.
All of this hinders the return of blood to the heart. The blood starts to accumulate causing a venous reflux, which raises pressure within the vein.
The most characteristic features of venous insufficiency or “poor blood circulation” are: pain, heaviness, itching, cramps and leg fatigue.
The signs are varicose veins, skin disorders (cyanosis, dermatitis, hyperpigmentation and skin ulcers) and swollen ankles or oedema.
High-risk groups are people who spend long periods of time sitting or standing, and those who are genetically predisposed to the condition.
Homeopathic treatment for blood circulation
The treatment of venous insufficiency is focused on slowing advancement and preventing the emergence of further complications.
The main aim is to palliate symptoms with homeopathy and to prevent the recurrence of ulcers, thus improving quality of life.
Venous insufficiency that presents with swollen, tired, heavy legs can be treated with Hamamelis compose.
20 drops will be taken three times a day, especially in the hot summer months. A background treatment is needed.
Calcium floratum is used for varicose veins. It is a medicine that acts upon the constitution and is slow acting.
It helps to tone the veins and works when the walls of the veins are distended.
Pulsatilla are used when the venous system and blood circulation in the limbs become worse in excessive heat or cold.
Patients feel a need to raise their legs, as symptoms are worse when the legs are suspended. Pulsatilla varicose veins are a deep shade of blue.
Sepia officinalis is a medicine that is indicated for anything that aggravates venous congestion, such as a sedentary lifestyle.
It is recommended for instances when hormonal fluctuations affect blood circulation in women: menstrual cycles, pregnancy, puberty or the menopause.
It is used to treat varicose veins that stem from pregnancy.
Hamamelis is indicated for varicose veins and haemorrhoids. It is usually used in conjunction with other vein toners such as Aesculus. It is a medicine that has tropism for the venous system.
Lachesis mutus is a very good remedy for varicose veins that cause purple blemishes and look like they are about to burst.
It is important to follow a diet that contributes towards improving circulation and preventing venous insufficiency. Diuretics, antioxidants, omega 3, potassium and fibre (to prevent constipation) will all help.
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