What Causes Varicose Veins and How To Treat Them Homeopathically?

The medical definition of varicose veins is a valve dysfunction causing swelling in the veins typically in the legs. It can be profoundly painful and folks who suffer can grow very self-conscious of the unsightly blue protruding veins.

Unfortunately most systems of medicine rarely get at the root cause for why an individual is suffering varicose veins and they may be prescribed thick, tight stockings to compress the veins against the leg. These can be hot and unwieldy in summer months.  If the issue becomes protracted, then surgery to remove the vein may be recommended by the allopathic physician. There are also other equally barbaric treatments that involve killing the veins using repeated doses of radioactive dyes which can have highly toxic side effects.

First of all, let us take a look at possible emotional reasons for why you’re suffering with varicose veins in the first place. The following are excerpts from “Messages From The Body” by Narayan-Singh Khasla,

“VARICOSE VEINS (Swollen veins due to improper heart valve functioning)

“Love is a poison apple.” They are experiencing deep emotional conflict and tension

concerning being able to love and nourish themselves, and about letting love in. They are also feeling that they are going in the wrong direction, and that they are not being able to be nourished by their surrounding resources. It started in a severely exploitive and rejecting family in which love was untrustworthy. They don’t feel that they deserve love, and in their experience, what passed for love in their family was most untrustworthy. So they now distrust love in all of its manifestations, and it is causing great problems for them in dealing with life.


“Leave well enough alone!” They are in a situation they hate, and they are full of seething resentment about the slow return of invested love. They are also feeling over-worked and overburdened. Yet they are convinced that they dare not speak the truth about the situation, for fear of the dire consequences. It is a discouragement and despair life orientation generated by an exploitive, withholding and suppressive dysfunctional family.


“Overload.” They are living a lifestyle that involves their being responsible for more than they can handle, and they are feeling overburdened and burned out. They desperately want to put an end to that, and they really want to run away from it all. They are deeply discouraged, and they are highly negative and resistant to their situation. They were placed in a position of heavy responsibility that was beyond their capacities by their dependent and dysfunctional family.


“Engulfment-anxiety.” They have a lot of concern about sharing their love with someone dependent on them, of losing their individuality and/or of becoming unlovable or unable to love.”

 Website: http://narayansinghkhalsa.cl


For those suffering inflamed, sore and itchy varices, the homeopathic remedies most often prescribed to cure the underlying cause, including the state of mind are:

  • Arsenicum Album – Look for burning and shooting pains in the legs with itchy varices especially behind the knees. Also the legs just may feel tired and heavy with swelling in the feet accompanied by burning, hard, black-blueish shiny vesicles on the instep. The patient may describe open ulcers on the soles of the feet and on the toes.

  • Calcarea Carbonica – There may be an overall swelling in the legs with burning and shooting ulcers where the varices are located. There may be a general fatigue in the legs with hard swelling and pain right into the malleoli joint in the ankle as well as the soles of the feet.

  • Hamamelis – The thighs will feel sore as if bruised with weakness in the knees. The varices will feel under pressure with prickling, stinging pains with much sensitivity.

  • Pulsatilla – there may be a pulling, or drawing, pain with great fatigue in the legs, especially the knees with numbness after standing for long periods. There will be pain in the tibia with tension and drawing in the calves accompanied by hot swelling of the legs and pain in the tibia as if from a bruise. The soles of the feet may also exhibit shooting pains when touched or during movement.

  • Graphites – There will be tension and pulling in the varicose veins upon extending the legs. The patient may describe stiffness and a want for flexibility in the knee which does not allow for squatting. The patient  will report cramps in the legs starting in the muscles of the calves and seizing the whole leg. There will also be congestion in the feet when standing upright with hardness and shooting pain.


In pregnancy we would add one more remedy indicated for varicose veins:

Ferrum – Will show up as stiffness and heaviness in the legs with swelling of the knees and the joints of the feet. There will be a drawing pain especially when starting to walk. There will also be cramps in the calves of the legs, the soles of the feet and the toes. The toes may be curled up and contracted producing violent tearings and shootings especially at night in the limbs.

3 thoughts on “What Causes Varicose Veins and How To Treat Them Homeopathically?

  1. Tess

    Just to add in accord with the info in this post. the German New Medicine explanation is of varicose veins as a ‘self devaluation “ball and chain” conflict,’ that the person experiencing this symptom feels burdened and restricted by some circumstance/relationship in their life, that is a ‘weight on their leg.’ Cramping pain occurs in the conflict active phase, due to ulceration of the vein, and the swelling and thickening of the vein occurs in the healing phase as the vein wall is repaired. Varicose veins as a chronic condition, would be caused by hanging healing, possibly triggered by the symptoms themselves throwing the individual back into the conflict active phase, due to the pain and restricted movement the condition entails.

    The ‘biological meaning’ (as opposed to the spiritual/emotional meaning you’ve already elucidated) of the condition occurs in the result of the healing phase, which is the strengthening of the wall of the venous blood vessels to a higher level of fuctioning than prior to the conflict. This would be, presumably (doesn’t say in my GNM book :D) to furnish stronger ability to bear/pull weight on the leg from thereafter.

  2. Sandie

    I have busted veins on my face. The apple portion of my cheeks each have several blue veins. I also suffer from a heart flutter and more recently accelerated heart beat. I have been healed once before of uterine cancer by a man who works with energy and trained in orthobionomy. In my earlier years I had numerous lacerations all over my cervix which I cleared up by visualizing clear water running thru my body and taking the unhealthy cells away. Currently I am suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding and at times massive blood clots. My heart palpitations began 12 years ago. My menstrual problems began approximately 5 years ago and gradually became worse in the last 2 years. I have battled since puberty with my weight and today am 320 lbs at 5’10. I might add that I am a woman of medium bone structure. My ideal weight is 170 lbs. I was abandoned by my father who later became a diabetic and died from a heart attack. I know little of his fathers families health history. My mothers had lung cancer twice and died from chemotherapy treatments. My grandfather gave my grandmother syphilis each time he came home from his long absences for work. Depression has been a large issue in myra maternal families history. My great grandmother spent her last years in bed due to depression and my grandmother suffered from severe depression until she died from old age at 95. My eldest sister has scoliosis and exhaustion. My other sister is a sex addict. Sexual abuse was almost a theme in my life, having been raped on several occasions. Sexual perversion was rampant in my fathers family as was incest. I have a slight case of what I believe is psoriasis on both breasts. Dry skin, though I drink more water than anyone I have ever known it is persistent. As of the last year I have found my hair is thinning at a rapid rate. I have a low sex drive and low energy in general. I am married to a man who has intimacy issues and has lost his sex drive for the last several years. In the last year I have noticed that I suddenly became extremely flabby and have aged drastically in that time. 3 years ago anyone would be shocked that I was not 10 years younger. 10 years ago people were shocked that I was not 15 years younger than my age. Suddenly, I feel and look my age. I feel with everyone happening with me that I am in a state of emergency and must find help immediately. I do not believe there is help to be found in the medical society and have chosen not to subject my body to their poisons or their knives. What do you do that can help me recover my health?


    “I feel with everyone happening with me that I am in a state of emergency and must find help immediately. I do not believe there is help to be found in the medical society and have chosen not to subject my body to their poisons or their knives. What do you do that can help me recover my health?”

    I’m in a similar situation, but different. My question is: I’ve been studying homeopathy for about 4 years. I have no intention of “being a homeopath” but I’m doing it to be a better patient so I can give good, reliable information to my homeopath.

    I read your recent post on hpathy.com and felt that you are definitely a healer, but I’m wondering about your methodology using combination remedies. I’ve been taught the ADVANCED METHODS of the 5th and 6th Organon, which seems to clearly state: single remedies, medicinal solutions. So I’m wondering how you are so successful with finding the cure for so many people when (according to what I’ve read/understood maybe incorrectly) that we should follow the single remedy/medicinal solutions method.

    How would you treat for venous stasis and leg swelling from the calf up to the knee? The swelling is like a balloon on the right leg, with much less swelling on the left leg. Right leg started spontaneous leg wounds in 2003. Then one of them led to 24 hours in a little hospital in MD with antibiotics dripping into my arm, which led to MRSA, which was healed with acupuncture several years later.

    The current hom is doing well with restoring a progressively more pain free existence for me after 4 falls on cement and a car accident, but he’s telling me I have to do something about the legs! So I’m terribly confused! Will or will not the constitutional remedy that is working so well impact the leg situation? I do not intend to see an MD. I know 100% like the person above that the allopathic healthcare system has nothing to offer, but how do I heal the legs and continue to increase pain free days until I’m able to attain a state of being where my beginnings (my family was like the one that caught my eye to read this post) melt into the universe and I’m free from it? I’m sure that my legs are 100% the mirror image of my deceased grandmother’s, who died at a young age from a blood clot in her leg. Did I adore her so much that I created these legs like hers as a refuge from my horrific relationship with my mom, which I changed a lot before she passed away with Alzheimer’s disease.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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