Treating The Circulatory System Part 2
Most diseases of the heart and the circulatory system require professional treatment, but essential oils can be use alongside conventional medicine to support recovery.
Inside your veins are tiny valves that prevent the back flow of blood as it is pumped around the body by the heart. When these valves fail blood collects in the vein and causes it to become swollen. Varicose veins are more common in women and may be caused by pregnancy, constipation or occupations in which you are required to stand for long periods of time.
Varicose veins are a contradiction to massage, but you can gently stroke a blend of oils around the vein or add to the bath. Useful oils include lavender and rosemary, which are rubefacient, and circulatory tonics such as cypress and lemon. Detoxifying juniper is also helpful.
- Essential oils can help to alleviate varicose veins and prevent further varicosity but they should be used in combination with a healthy, whole food diet, regular exercise and other aids such as support stockings.
- Rubefacient oils promote blood flow.