Did you know that 1 in 10 adults suffer from restless leg syndrome RLS for short?

What are restless legs I hear you ask?

Your legs can’t keep still, they keep moving jumping around, especially at night time when you are trying to sleep or resting, watching TV or reading a book etc, it can be very stressful, especially if your sleep is disturbed. This can then affect your moods and your physical energy.

RLS mainly affects the legs but can affect other parts of your body, arms, hand. It can feel very deep and uncomfortable, can feel like something crawling over them, itchy, heavy, achy, agitated or a pulling sensation.

There has been a lot of research done and it is found that acupuncture is a very effective treatment for restless legs.  It a very safe medicine with no harmful side effects.

Other causes of RLS can be –

  • Lack of iron
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Can happen in the third trimester of pregnancy usually goes away about one month after the birth of your baby.
  • A Side effect from medications
  • Exhaustion
  • Stress

From a Chinese medicine point of view, we are looking at an imbalance in your liver, heart and kidney energies.  They need rebalancing, along with Yin and Yang.  By Increasing circulation of blood and Qi your energy into you Restless Legs.

Try these acupressure points to help relieve Restless Legs

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Written by Lucy Townsley

www.lucytownsleyacupuncturegalway.com

Call 0872273084 to make an appointment to help your restless legs