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Doppler auscultation  

Doppler auscultation  


Objectives The homoeopathic remedy, Hamamelis , has been extensively used to treat varicose veins. However, scientific research conclusively proving its utility is lacking. This study was performed to ascertain the remedy’s therapeutic utility and efficacy in treating varicose veins and its complications using the revised venous clinical severity score (VCSS) tool and Doppler studies. Materials and Methods A prospective uncontrolled experimental study with purposive sampling was performed; the subjects were selected from the outpatient department. A total of 32 cases, fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were clinically examined. The VCSS and Doppler test before and after treatment with Hamamelis 30 were performed. Results The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was applied and the change in the median VCSS was found to be statistically significant. P -value of the pre score was 5.53 ± 4.15 and that of the post score was 3.45 ± 2.36 with a mean change of 2.09 ± 2.87 and 37.69% improvement with P -value of 0.000 < 0.01. The Doppler study showed no significant change or improvement. Conclusion This study revealed that the homoeopathic remedy Hamamelis 30 is effective in the management of varicose veins and its complications by ameliorating symptoms and improving the VCSS. However, the Doppler study reports showed no changes or improvement perhaps due to the short period of treatment.