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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Embolism - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

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Herbs have traditionally been used to assist a person to come back to a healthy state of well being. Individual herbs, specifically prescribed for a particular situation may assist the body to come back into balance, thereby allowing a healthy homeostasis to be reinstated as nature intended. The herbalist looks to the whole person, their values and attitudes as well as their circumstances and physical condition along with other aspects of their individuality. This is in marked contrast to the allopathic medicine approach.

Below you will find an example of selected herbs for a particular condition. Herbal support can take a variety of forms and combinations, so it is vital that each person consult directly with a qualified holistic practitioner to gain the full benefit of immunity and health building support.

Embolisms are the result of a thrombus (clot) in the deep veins that has become dislodged from the vein wall and is now floating along in the blood stream which can then lodge in a narrow artery and obstruct blood flow.

If the embolism travels from the legs and depending on its size it can obstruct pulmonary arteries and quickly cause death.

Embolisms are not to be confused with phlebitis which is a painful condition of inflamed varicose veins but is relatively harmless.

There are three main reasons for deep vein thrombosis.

  • Slowing of blood flow as in prolonged bed rest and/or inactivity due to sitting while travelling.
  • Injury to the lining of the vein as in surgery.
  • Increased tendency for blood to clot as in some cancers and rarely with contraceptive use .

About half the sufferers of DVT have no symptoms at all. in the others with inflammation and blood flow obstruction there can be swelling and pain in the calf, also the ankle , foot and thigh depending on the veins affected.

The edema is worse towards the end of the day and subsides over night when the legs are raised.
A late symptom is a discolouration of the skin above the ankle where red blood cells have escaped into the skin, this skin is very vulnerable and is easily injured causing ulcers.

Prevention for those having surgery or sitting for long periods can be simple in the habit of flexing and extending feet.

A herbal mix for this condition includes Mistletoe, Nettle ,Rue, Oats, Fenugreek, White Willow, Black Cohosh and Garlic along with the Bach Flowers Wild Oats, Honeysuckle, Cerato, Vine and Beech.

Legs carry us forward in life, so leg problems indicate on an emotional level some reluctance or fear of moving forward.

Clots, swelling and stiffness indicate a stagnation in emotional thinking, a difficulty being flexible. 

Robert McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a Herbal program, to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice. If you wish to ask for any further information or clarifications on this product please click on the link below.

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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