Spider veins, or varicous veins are not pretty, they often appear on your legs and thighs, but they can also find their way to other places on the body. If you want to get rid of them with a natural approach, you need to have a little patience, be willing to get in to a routine and give them some attention every day – follow my hot tips here.
Some facts about spider veins
Spider veins or spider nevi are tiny, little varicous veins – like a mini version of varicous veins. They are not painful, but we don’t like the looks of them. They appear close to the surface of the skin on the face, on legs, under and on breasts. Even though women get them more often due to hormonal imbalances, men can definitely get them too.
If you are experiencing spider veins – you are most likely not the only person in your family that has them. They belong to the group of venous insufficiency conditions like haemorrhoids, swollen ankles and varicous veins.
Other reasons for spider veins include hormonal changes especially in pregnancy or if you have been taking contraceptive pills. Even exposure to sunlight and being overweight can also bring them on.
My hot tips for this condition:
- Move your legs – even low intensity walking helps – increasing circulation in your legs
- Get a massage or light CUPPING – you can book an appointment here
- Elevate your legs when you are sleeping
- Get more antioxidants in your food
- Take supplements containing Citrus bioflavonoids
- Apple cider vinegar – on a cloth, wrapped on you the veins for 30 minutes
- Witch hazel oil is also very good – apply morning and night
- Castor oil has also got stimulating properties
- Mustard oil will also help the blood circulation and strengthen the valves
- Renu28 gel will renew the blood vessels in the area when applied 3x within 5 minutes at least twice a day.
Foods that can help for spider veins
To increase the circulation – move the Qi as we say in Chinese medicine you can add some beet root, parsley, guava, blueberries, cherries, red grapes, citrus fruit including the pith, rye and buckwheat to your diet. Garlic, chili and other warming herbs like cinnamon (ceylon type) are also good – just do not overdo it with these.
Herbal treatment that may be useful in alleviating symptoms associated with spider veins are magnolia flower, skullcap and wild angelica. We might also have to add some artichoke depending on your health and your situation.
For a customised treatment I strongly suggest you to see a qualified practitioner.