Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

There aren't any alternative medicine treatments that have been proved effective for claudication.

Several treatments have had mixed results, proving beneficial in some studies, but then showing no benefit in others. These include:

  • Ginkgo
  • Propionyl-L-carnitine

Another treatment, L-arginine, appeared to help relieve symptoms of claudication, but it may be harmful.

Vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids have also been suggested as treatments for claudication, but when studied in clinical trials, these treatments didn't help relieve symptoms.

Jan. 20, 2012

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