In Chinese terms, the syndrome that usually corresponds to varicose veins is stagnant Qi and Blood with deficient Spleen and Qi sinking. The success of acupuncture depends on the severity of the varicose veins. In many cases improvement is minimal and treatment may seem ineffectual, but some women feel that it helps with the throbbing sensation and opt to continue with treatment, regardless of the success.
Acupuncture in combination with a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine appears to be the most effective in relieving the heaviness and pain. Needling will depend on where the veins are and whether or not it is possible to needle. Some women have very bad veins around the site of the acupuncture points, making it impossible to needle.
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