Do you have some “floating hamstrings” in your legs? They look like worms crawling on your skin, curvy and pimple, and most of us are familiar with this condition – varicose veins. They are very common in adults, especially women. According to statistics, there are more than 3 million cases in the US per year.
During the day, the long periods we spend standing and working increase the pressure on the veins of the lower body, causing the veins to swell and enlarge. For most people who have varicose veins, the condition is more of a cosmetic concern than a health issue. However, it can cause annoying pain and discomfort and even lead to more severe problems, such as blood clots.
Sometimes varicose veins can limit your daily activities. You will feel worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time and might get better when you lie down for a while. The typical symptoms of varicose veins are observable:
- Dark purple or blue veins
- Twisted or bulging veins
- Swelling in the legs
- Aching pain and a feeling of heaviness in the legs
- Swelling and muscle cramping in the legs
- Changes in skin color around the veins
- Itching around the veins
Varicose veins are related to personal living habits, work environment, and genetics. Factors that can increase the risk of varicose veins are:
Age: Aging causes the valves in the veins to wear out, making it difficult for blood to flow normally.
Gender: Women are more prone to varicose veins. Changes in estrogen often lead to the relaxation of the vein walls, which can increase the risk of developing varicose veins.
Family traits: If your family has a history of this condition, you are at greater risk for varicose veins.
Standing or sitting for long periods: If you stay in one position for a long time, the blood cannot flow smoothly.
Obesity: Excessive weight puts more pressure on your veins.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy, the blood volume in the body will increase to support the growing baby. This change also carries the risk of dilated veins in the legs.
Prevention and treatment
In most cases, doctors may advise you to change your lifestyle to improve varicose veins. But if you are in deep pain, your doctors will recommend some more aggressive treatments.
The following changes may help prevent varicose veins from developing or worsening:
Avoid standing or sitting for long periods: Movement helps blood flow. Raising your feet above the level of your heart when sitting or lying down will support the venous return of blood.
Maintain a healthy weight: A fit body will improve blood flow and reduce the pressure on your veins.
Exercise regularly: Physical exercise is the best way to strengthen leg muscles, promote blood flow, and manage your weight.
Your doctor may advise you to wear compression socks or elastic stockings, applying gentle pressure on your legs to decrease swelling. And they also help promote your blood flow more smoothly to your heart. However, as varicose veins are chronic problems, patients will always have to wear them, which may cause itching, discomfort, and swelling in the long run.
Using Spooky2 to help clear varicose veins
1. DH Experimental for varicose veins
DH Experimental Presets are very popular among Spooky2 users, and in the database, you may search for “varicose veins” on the Presets tab, and the DH Preset for varicose veins will show up.
There are various transmission modes in the Spooky2 system, and you may use them according to your own needs: Remote, PEMF Coil, Contact, Cold Laser, Plasma, and Scalar. Check their suffixes and read about them carefully in the Note section. Then, use the correct Spooky2 accessories to apply these presets. To clear varicose veins, we recommend using Remote or PEMF mode.
2. Using varicose veins programs
Healing Preset will be another effective choice to help clear your varicose veins. Take Spooky2 Remote Mode as an example. Go to the Presets tab, and choose Shell (Empty) Presets > Remote > Healing (R) – JW. Then, go to the Programs tab, search the keywords “varicose veins” to find related programs, and double-click the program(s) you want.
3. Mixing DH Experimental and Spooky2 programs for varicose veins
Choose one generator port to run DH Experimental Preset, while running Spooky2 programs on another generator port at the same time. This idea came from one Spooky2 user, and he got great success within a short time.
The testimonial from that Spooky2 user: