I have been seeing more advertisements on TV lately for Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Treatments. In the past ligation (tying off the vein) and stripping were the norm for the procedure. Now through Sclerotherapy a very small needle is used to inject a solution into the affected vein, causing it to close down and dry up. I know this might sound like a good idea to a lot of people, and I even know people that have had some of these procedures done, but think about it, aren’t the veins there for a reason? Wouldn’t it be better to go to the cause and fix the problem, because if the veins you see are having problems doesn’t it mean that there are veins with problems that you can’t see?
Dr. Christopher states that “sugars, pastries, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, breads, candies, etc., leach the calcium out of the body, causing varicose veins, cramps, charlie horses, loss of teeth, nervous upsets, etc. “[SNH p.531] Here is what Dr. Christopher taught about Herbal Calcium: “We need calcium for nerve sheath, vein and artery walls, bone, teeth, etc. This combination is all pure herbs. It is also used for cramps, "Charlie horses" and for all calcium needs in the body.” If you have varicose veins then your body is telling you that it needs calcium.
Getting more calcium is going to help many problems that are caused by low calcium levels in the body, but what do you do about the varicose veins? It really is a simple solution that anyone can do at home. Make a strong White Oak Bark tea, simmering it gently until it reduced to one-forth. I would use a heaping teaspoon of herb to one cup of water, steep for 15 minutes, strain and then simmer down to 4 oz of liquid. Then soak stockings of white cotton in the concentrated tea and wear them, covering them with plastic, all night. Cut off the foot part of the sock to pull it up to where it is needed. I would do this nightly for six nights a week, also drinking a cup of regular strength tea 3 - 4 times a day, or taking 2 capsules 3 - 4 times a day for a few months. You can read Dr. Christopher's complete article at Herbal Legacy.
By correcting the problem we are avoiding worse problems in the future. I think that it is a blessing to have the varicose veins inform you that you are low on calcium so you can correct it. Bone loss with osteoporosis is much harder to deal with, so avoid that and other problems by building your body up with a good source of plant based calcium.
You can purchase these herbs and others at Herbs First.