Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I want to eliminate spider veins naturally. Can you give me a natural treatment?
A: According to the Traditional Chinese medicine theory, idiopathic telangiectasia, also known as spider veins, are signs of localized qi blood stagnation due to reduced microcirculation. There is also usually an underlying deficiency.
Although a case of spider veins is not a significant health issue, spider veins can be unsightly. I suggest you contact a licensed acupuncturist to discuss the proper topical and internal formulations of herbal remedies that can help. Some of the helpful herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica include Radix Angelicae Chinensis (dong quai), Astragulus, and horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum). A homeopathic remedy may include “Natural Treatment Protocol for Spider & Varicose Veins”.