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While leeches were commonly used in the past to treat all sorts of ailments, most modern physicians have shunned the practice. In Sydney, Australia, however, a certain species of leech called Richardsonianus australis is being used as a vein center treatment for varicose veins, as well as arthritis and deep vein thrombosis. Of course, many … Read more

A study published in the Archives of Dermatology in September 2011 indicates that there are pluses and minuses to both traditional surgery and laser treatment for varicose veins. Both treatments, which are offered by most vein centers, are effective and considered safe. However, the researchers at Saarland University Hospital in Homburg, Germany have indicated that … Read more