Varicose Veins Disappear with Egoscue

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Our friend, John Elder, has an incredible mission to help people live pain free. Check out his blog and see more testimonies, but this one on varicose veins is amazing! John is all about helping people get their lives back in a natural way…no surgery or medicine.

In This Issue
Disappearing Varicose Veins
PAIN FREE Workshop
Bulging Discs Testimonial

John Elder
Clinic Director’s Story

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John Elder is the Clinic Owner/Director of The Egoscue Method Nashville. The Egoscue Method is the world leader in non-medical pain relief. John has been a client of The Egoscue Method since 1994. As a Division 1 Baseball Player for Yale University, John spent years trying to rehabilitate from chronic shoulder issues and a very painful Lumbar disc bulge. After two years of physical therapy and one cancelled surgery, John finally found relief from his pain after his first session with Egoscue and was an instant believer. That belief and his dedication to helping others become self-reliant to regain their lives and find freedom from pain, John switched from client to Egoscue Therapist in the spring of 2005.more

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Disappearing Varicose Veins

I know it’s winter so you aren’t running around outside in your shorts or skirts, but as soon as January is over most folks around here make the change to spring and all that comes with it. It might be more of a mental change (hope?), but February brings the reminder that short and swimsuit season is just around the corner! So, how are those varicose veins treating you? For some of you they might be physically painful, but for the vast majority of you I would venture to guess that they are more painful to the eye than anything else. I’ve had clients who are embarrassed to wear shorts in the clinic because of what their legs look like due to their varicosities. If they aren’t comfortable in a one-on-one environment, think how self-conscious they must get in public.

I’m sure you’ve heard several reasons why you have them: prolonged standing, pregnancy, age, obesity, etc. But have you ever stopped to actually think through these ’causes’? And, have you ever thought about why you have them on one leg and not the other? Or, why they are worse on one ankle or knee than the other? Think back to the ’causes’ from above. Wouldn’t all of these ’causes’ result in the varicosities being equal on both sides of the body? Correct me if I’m wrong, but if you’re standing with both legs, your varicose veins should be the same. My wife has birthed one child and our second is one the way. Varicose veins? Nope. My sister has birthed two kids. Varicose veins? Yep. So, is pregnancy really to blame? I don’t think so. And, what about ‘age’ being a cause? If age is to blame, your varicosities should look exactly the same on both sides of the body. If one knee has more varicose veins than the other (and if age is the contributing factor), that would suggest that your knees are different ages…right? And, when age is used as a ’cause’, I always sit back and wonder when I’ll turn that magical age and be given the ‘gift’ of varicose veins! Is it 32, 47, 51, 65? And then there’s obesity. While I agree that being overweight isn’t healthy, I don’t believe it’s a determining factor with varicose veins. If it is, and your varicosities aren’t equal on both sides of your body, that means that one side, or knee, or ankle, is ‘fatter’ than the other. That just doesn’t make sense.

So, enough about the actual veins. Let’s get to why I’m writing on this subject. I’m writing to give you hope that you don’t have to have them! No, I’m not talking about getting them injected with saline. And, I’m not talking about expensive and uncomfortable compression socks. I’m talking about actually getting rid of them: getting to the “WHY” behind having them in the first place.

For those of you who know about Egoscue or have read my articles before, you know we look at the body from a posture perspective. We look at ‘position’ of the body rather than ‘condition’ of the body. The good news is that your circulatory system and varicose veins are no different!

Take a look at this photo

Varicose Veins

Does anything look ‘off’ to you? First of all, notice the difference between the varicosities when comparing her left and right legs. Her veins are much worse on the left leg than the right. Obviously there’s a huge difference in the before and after photos. It looks like the treatment worked, but expand your view. Look at her knee and foot/ankle position. Notice the different angles her femurs (big leg bone) are sitting at. Her left femur is at a much greater angle toward the knee joint, and as a result, the tibia and fibula are now traveling down at an angle toward the ankle joint/foot. Keep in mind that the femur should be sitting directly above the tibia in a straight line. Also take note of the direction her knee caps are pointing. They should be pointing straight back toward the camera. And, her feet should be pointing at the camera as well. Notice that her knee caps and feet not only turn out, but they turn out at different angles. Her left foot and knee cap are pointed to 11 o’clock while her right foot and knee cap are pointed to 2 o’clock. This is a recipe for disaster!

The circulatory system can’t function properly in this environment. Think about your circulatory system in terms of a highway. Now, imagine that highway under construction. If you take four lanes of traffic and reroute everyone to a one-lane side road, things will slow down. Yes, things will be moving, but there will be a serious traffic jam! Your circulatory system is no different. With the ankle and knee joints in a compromised position (‘under construction’), you are now asking four lanes of traffic to take to the backroads. Yes, you’ll get to where you’re doing, but there will be a slowing down; a domino effect.

It’s not the fault of standing too long, being pregnant, age or obesity (or even a faulty valve). It’s nothing more than a posture problem. Remember: position vs. condition. So, how do we correct the cause, rather than treating the effect? Honestly, it’s simple. The e-cise below, called Supine Groin Progressive, or “The Tower”, will help reconnect the kinetic chain and get your ankle, knee, and hip functioning as a unit again. The Tower is THE key aspect of our therapy. It’s the most powerful e-cise we have. It’s designed to bring the ankle, knee, hip and shoulder joints back to their proper position while allowing the muscles of the body to return to their proper length and tension. If you don’t have the Tower, you can find it at For those of you struggling with any type of chronic pain, it will most definitely help that as well.

Tower Video for Varicose Veins

As always, don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions. Keep moving!

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-Testimonial from client with bulging discs.

I have two bulging discs in my lower back and had an MRI the week I came to Egoscue. When I came to the clinic I had been in the car for over seven hours and was in a lot of pain. I have lived in this sort of pain for years and have not slept well or at all. I was not in good shape physically or emotionally.

The very first day I came into the clinic hurting, and I left with no discomfort! I SLEPT through the night-a first for me in years. I mean, I really slept-did not wake up at all. Believe me, I’m not the only one happy-my family cannot believe me!

I am so very thankful to have found Egoscue. I have been given the opportunity to live. I am now sleeping. I have so much more energy because it doesn’t hurt to move. I do not have to be told to do my e-cises; I do them with great enthusiasm and because I am so glad to have them. My life is so different and I am so very glad I have been helped by Egoscue.

I now have the promise and possibility of being able to live and enjoy my life without constant pain. The reality that even if I have a setback-I do have two bulging discs-I can get better, even if something sets me way back!

I believe I have the opportunity to have a LIFE, not just an existence. I was scheduled for another back surgery. Now, I don’t believe I will ever have back surgery again because of Egoscue and the methods I have been made aware of. Thanks!

Clarksville, Arkansas


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1 Comment

  • Hi
    I wanted to know if you have had ppl whose verbosity disappeared with your program . Iam just 29 and have it in right leg and spider vein on both legs

    Please help


    San 08.05.2012

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