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Varicoses of the Lower Extremities

  • Accumulation of Heat and Damp (acute condition)

  • Clinical manifestations

    • Varicose veins are combined with red, swollen legs. Veins are hot and burning
    • Fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irregular bowel movements
    • T: Red with yellow greasy coating
    • P: Wiry/rapid

    Etiology

    • Excessive alcohol intake, damp and heat producing foods

    Treatment Principle

    • Clear heat, drain damp

    Formula

    • San Miao Wan

    Points

    • Local points that are inserted around the varicose veins like Hua Tou Jia Jie Points around the spine. Needles are considered more effective than herbs for this sort of varicose condition.
  • Accumulation of Cold and Damp (chronic condition)

    Clinical manifestations

    • Varicose veins are combined with heavy extremities and distension.
    • Blue or purple veins, chronic
    • Copious urine, loose stools
    • T: White Greasy coat
    • P: Soft

    Etiology

    • Standing up too much, working environment

    Treatment Principle

    • Remove cold and damp

    Formula

    • Ji Ming San

     

  • Qi Deficiency and Blood Stagnation

    Clinical manifestations

    • Chronic physical weakness or Qi deficiency
    • Chronically carrying heavy things and/or standing for a long time.
    • Purple veins. Not as "big" as in damp/cold accumulation.
    • Achy, but not distended.
    • Fatigue, shortness of breath, pale complexion.
    • T: Pale
    • P: Weak

    Treatment Principle

    • Harmonize Ying, tonify Qi, Activate Blood

    Formula

    • Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang

 


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