Varicose veins and sitting legs dropping down
I see around me a lot of people who stand or sit, legs dropping down for hours together out of compulsion or otherwise. Traditionally, Indians use to sit on the floor with folded legs in “suhasan” while eating, be it breakfast or lunch or Dinner for that matter. Even while drinking water they use to sit at least on a chair for various reasons.
Because of the influence of the westernised culture and fast moving World, people do not have time to sit down and take their food or FASHION makes them behave so. They simply stand having a plate filled with their favourable food and eat out.
Dining Table culture is one another form and this is largely utilised in almost all the houses/hotels.
Chair and Sofa culture too adds to this style of sitting, legs dropping down.
Those who are in teaching profession stand the entire day. Computer/IT professionals stick to chair for even more than 12 hours a day. Drivers are sitting legs dropping down for hours together and drive, the car drivers, truck drivers, even Pilots included.
Have we ever thought of loading the legs with our entire body weight and disregard the pain at initial stages?
Whether we are slim or stout matters least in this case. If you over strain yourself by sitting for longer hours, blood circulation in the leg region gets disturbed. Ignoring this problem in the initial stages makes the problem complicated and recovery becomes a lengthy one.
In allopathic treatment, they operate the veins to get the pain reduced but the vagaries of varicose veins keeps increasing. In Ayurveda, they give medicines; apply oil which gives relief to certain extent.
There are various other types of treatment too like Naturopathy, Unany, Homeopathy etc.
Simple home remedy is also there. Apply some oil like coconut, gingili oil, or any ayurvedic thailam like pinda thailam, karpoora thailam and give a smooth massage from bottom to top, lay down on the floor, keeping your legs in a raised position with the support of the wall/chair.
Have frequently, once in four hours this kind of relaxation keeping your legs in a raised position at least for ten to fifteen minutes. You can have ASHWINI MUDHRA then(while relaxing).
Keep always an eye in your body weight that too due to aging.
Fibre rich food helps. Grapes with seeds, the Red Banana variety, Apple cider vinegar, lends a helping hand.
In Yoga, Sarvangasana is a very best Asana in curing varicose veins.
Nadhi Sudhi, as the name indicates, helps to prevent such problems.
Prevention is much better than curative measures which are very costly, complicated and side effects crop up but the pettiest thing in this World is unless and otherwise we suffer we are not ready to accept the facts and care for ourselves!!
I like the Indian Congress Party Meeting, where in the seating arrangements on the floor, on the cushions, Bolsters to support, very lively...