- by Dr. Mini Nair
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- Aug 11 2017
Can Ayurvedic Massage of legs help in curing Varicose Veins?
There are veins and arteries in the body, the veins usually carry blood from the periphery to the heart and the arteries from the heart to the peripheries. These veins they flow against the gravity and they have valves which help in the upward thrust of the flow. So these valves sometimes becomes weak and collapses and lead to pooling of blood within the veins and that is seen as swelling or varicosities. This varicosity is itself a serious issue but sometimes it can lead to other serious issues like pain, swelling, redness and thus becomes a complication, so before this we need to treat the tissue.so why does it cause this varicosities.
There are various factors like standing for longer period of time and sitting for longer period of time. Sometimes it can be because of pregnancy, post-menopausal and obesity is also seen as a contributing factor for varicositites. When you see for Ayurveda, prevention is the aspect here. When we see for the prevention of varicosity, once it sets in, then it is very difficult to reverse the condition. So when we are sitting for longer periods of time we have to take smaller beaks or if you are standing then you have to shift the pressure from the right leg to the left or go around walk, keep your legs elevated for some time these are some of the methods to prevent varicosities from happening to your veins. So it in some cases we even advise massages. The massages are done usually in the reverse order. Unlike the usual massages, the direction has to be given towards the heart. We need to take care of some serious issues like deep vein thrombosis. If you have clots within the veins, the massages can act as more harmful than working as a preventive measure.
Why because these clots tends to move and once they get lodged in the lungs, then they can lead to pulmonary emboli which are more serious than the varicosities. So care has to be taken or investigation has to be done. So we advocate these treatments of massages. Once it is ruled out that these clots are not within the veins. Massages can be done with pinda thailams, sahcahradi thailams or prapabhanjana vimardana thailam or kapasaswadi thailams. it care has to be given to see that obesity has to be ruled out and how we need to prevent this obesity and also healthy living style is also advocated.
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