Are Essential Oils the Answer to Varicose Vein Pain?
- Posted on: Dec 30 2018
In the past few years, we have experienced the extraordinary rise of essential oils to support optimal health and wellness. As a result of clinical testing and the widespread use of therapeutic grade oils, consumers can now find ways to integrate this natural therapy into their daily lives to help them avoid getting a cold, to fight indigestion and even to reduce stress. With all that essential oils can do, it only makes sense to see how they work on varicose veins.
What Essential Oils Have to Offer
According to studies, there is merit to the theory that essential oils can provide temporary relief from varicose vein pain. One way in which this has become common is to massage certain essential oils into the area of the leg that is affected. Not just any oils, either. Studies suggest that certain essential oils have a particular effect on tissue. These include:
The way that these oils can provide temporary relief from varicose vein symptoms is by reducing swelling and inflammatory discomfort and by increasing circulation. As valuable as the use of these therapeutic oils can be, it must be understood that their use is not a substitute for proper medical care. If your objective is to reduce symptoms for a few hours here and there, then a massage that includes a few drops of essential oil diluted in another product like olive oil or coconut oil may be great. If you want to get rid of the problem altogether, the better option is to see a vein specialist.
Safe, Effective Treatment for Varicose Veins
Patients of our Columbia, SC office receive care that is tailored to their needs. When the time comes to bid varicose veins farewell for good, treatment revolves around closing the vessels that have stopped working properly. Dr. Reynolds has treated thousands of patients in the last 25 years and has done so successfully using innovative vein treatments that use pharmacological agents, radiofrequency, and medical-grade adhesive.
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