Acupuncture Helps Runner Avoid Varicose Vein Surgery

I am a 59-year-old native Canadian who has been suffering from leg pain caused by varicose veins for several years. One of my coworkers sent me an email and told me that she underwent acupuncture. I kind of put that in the back of my mind and then in December, last year, I started experiencing some pain in my leg, which was getting worse.

I was having a hard time walking and I couldn’t run at all. I am a runner and I love to run. Because of my condition, I couldn’t run and I was getting really frustrated and then I remembered about that email of my coworker mentioning acupuncture in Miami. I went back to my emails looking for the place that my coworker suggested and she said, the Great Wall of China clinic.

So I gave the clinic a call and scheduled an appointment. My appointments were treatment for my varicose veins. I have very bad varicose veins. One of the veins was actually a lump on my right thigh and it was big.I phoned the clinic and ask if they could work with me with what I had. The Chinese medicine doctor said that they will give it a try.

So I came in on my appointment day. To this day, I still have varicose veins and it’s going to take some time to get rid of them. But on the first treatments, the pain was gone and my legs felt better. The lump is almost gone and I could run and walk. It took about two and half months of treatment for the pain to go away.

But what I discovered through acupuncture is that the treatment wasn’t just about getting rid of the pain. There were so many other benefits that I received like the feeling that I had during and after the sessions. My body felt so good. I felt relaxed but I still walked around really tense. My shoulders are always up around my ears because I’m so tensed.

After acupuncture, the tension disappeared. I work in a school and the cold and flu was going around really bad and I could feel it coming on in my body. I came in for an acupuncture session on Friday and on Sunday, the symptoms were gone. I went back to work and everybody else was saying that they’d been sick for a couple of weeks and here I was all fine and healthy.

There are so many benefits that we receive from acupuncture that we probably don’t even know. It’s a total body healing. I believe in acupuncture, otherwise I wouldn’t have come and I prefer it to medicine and to pain pills. The feeling I have about acupuncture I can’t really put it all into words because it’s a feeling that’s inside of me that is really hard to express.

I just know that I’m really thankful that I found a clinic that offers these types of treatments because it helped me to run again. The varicose veins are still there but they don’t throb and ache as much as they used to and the bursting feeling has disappeared completely. When I talk about acupuncture, some people ask me, “Does it hurt?” I reply, “You might feel a pinch but you feel so much better than the initial pinch.”

I recommend acupuncture for everyone and I hope you give it a try.