Varicose veins is a common disease, a summer, it is easy to see some of the legs with “big green tendons”. The swelling and swelling of the blood vessels in the legs and the bluish color of the legs are known as varicose veins. Usually people do not know enough about varicose veins, at first found that many people do not pay attention to it until the varicose veins develop to the severity of treatment through surgery and other methods. According to Dr. Wu, a famous Chinese medicine doctor and chief physician of Dongcheng traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, people usually use surgery to treat varicose veins, and few people think of traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, patients often get better results through traditional methods of bloodletting and acupuncture.
Prolonged standing easily induces varicose veins.
Varicose vein is a common clinical disease, refers to blood stasis, venous pressure caused by excessive factors such as venous detour, expansion. Broadly speaking, varicose veins may occur in all parts of the body, and the exposure of blood vessels seen by people with the naked eye on the skin is the category of varicose veins that may occur.
Dr. Wu said that generally speaking, if varicose veins do not have adverse symptoms, nor have adverse effects, in fact, do not need too much treatment. Most of the varicose veins in need of treatment are concentrated on the lower extremities. Because people need to walk upright in the lower extremities, the lower extremity blood reflux is relatively slow compared to the upper body, which is more likely to lead to blood stasis, which in turn results in excessive venous pressure. Evoke varicose veins. From the pathogenesis of varicose veins, it is not difficult to see that standing for a long time is an important cause of varicose veins. Therefore, varicose veins are closely related to occupation, living habits, etc. Such as teachers, salespersons, surgeons, border guards, construction workers, service workers and many workers who need to stand up for a long time, all belong to the high incidence of varicose veins of the lower extremities.
So how to judge if there is varicose vein? According to Dr. Wu, from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, if a person’s lower extremities begin to develop a local vein to dilate and become thicker, for example, an earthwormlike object is lying on the skin, or a small snake object is lying on the skin. When his lower extremities begin to grow sour, weak, heavy, easily tired, and his ankles and feet have edema, The late leg often appears skin atrophy, pigmentation, the whole leg even like wearing a pair of black boots, detritus, itching and other symptoms, then this person is likely to suffer from varicose veins of the lower extremity, and the disease has shown a clear trend of aggravation. Some patients may even have lower extremity pain, intermittent claudication and other behaviors. Director Wu Zhongchao stressed that if varicose veins of the lower extremities are not treated promptly and the blood in the legs is not circulated for a long time, they will become inflamed, red and swollen, and inflammation will stimulate the nerves and lead to pain, causing phlebitis, deep venous thrombosis and other inflammatory syndrome.Severe cases may even affect the heart and other body organs, the consequences are very serious.
Acupuncture and moxibustion can be used to treat varicose veins.
For the treatment of varicose veins, Dr. Wu said that “internal administration + external application” is the main treatment thinking of Chinese medicine treatment of varicose veins. The so-called internal administration, mainly to take Xuefu Zhuyu decoction, and combined with Simiao decoction; the so-called external application, mainly to use Huangqi Guizhi Wu Tang bubble washing feet and legs.It should be noted that “internal administration + external application” although can delay the development of patients, but for the development of varicose veins disease, but can not play a radical role.
“patients who want a radical cure are best treated with acupuncture and moxibustion. “Dr. Wu said that acupuncture and moxibustion generally can be divided into several different methods, such as pricking the collateral and bloodletting, fire acupuncture, and so on.The so-called prickly bloodletting, that is, in the patients have occurred varicose veins spot bleeding, help patients with blood stasis in the body to remove, promote the blood circulation in the legs of patients. But the principle of fire acupuncture is similar to acupuncture and moxibustion, but fire acupuncture has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and blood stasis effects, and can also help patients to promote vasoconstriction. If the patient is in a serious condition, the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion is not good.Then you can choose fire acupuncture prick therapy. If the patient’s blood vessels have not been over-dilated (generally refers to the varicose veins of moderate and mild people, Wu Zhongchao said that the use of skin needle, local skin buckling pressure to the patient, to help patients close the blood vessels, eliminate blood stasis. For the severe patients with intermittent claudication and deep thrombosis, it is necessary to use the method of “deep fire acupuncture plus fire acupuncture around” to find the nodule in the place where varicose veins have appeared. What needs to be noted is, because each patient’s individual situation is different, so the patient once discovered the condition, should immediately go to the regular hospital to treat promptly, does not diagnose and treat by oneself.
Keeping away from varicose veins is the key.
Stay away from disease and focus on prevention. Dr. Wu said that varicose veins are hereditary, so if a citizen has a family history of varicose veins, then he should avoid sitting for a long time in his daily life. When choosing a job, you should also make a proper choice according to your own actual situation.
For the staff who need to sit for a long time, Dr. Wu said people should pay attention to appropriate changes in posture and leg interaction. For example, workers who have been standing outdoors for a long time, such as gas stations, can stand and squat for a while at work, often moving their legs, artificially helping their legs to circulate blood; in addition, These people who need to sit for a long time can also go to the regular drugstore to buy professional high elastic socks and put them on to a certain extent to help improve the symptoms of varicose veins.
In addition, Dr. Wu also introduced to the public a kind of health exercise that can be learned in daily life. Every day before falling asleep and getting up, he stretched out his lower limbs in bed, straightened his legs from the far end to the near end, and stroked his legs by hand. Repeat it five to seven times a day, which helps blood circulation in the legs. In addition, the use of meridian beat method (the leg warp, found where the leg varicose veins, with the hand pat where) can also be direct to the disease, to help alleviate the disease.Need to note that the use of meridian beating method do not force too hard leg skin patted out of the purple spot.