Restless Leg Syndrome Natural Remedies

Restless Leg Syndrome, also known as Wittmaack-Ekbom syndrome, is a neurological disorder with an uncomfortable sensation deep within the legs, usually the calves. Symptoms are usually worse when resting or during the nighttime, causing sleep complaints. You may restless legs can be helped naturallysense creeping, tingling, burning, cramping, aching, itching, pulling and crawling. Sensations may move around and can be experienced in one leg or both. Movements can be either voluntary or involuntary.

Causes may come from kidney failure, low iron levels, pregnancy, peripheral neuropathy, folic acid deficiency, thyroid problems or diabetes.

Restless legs can become a chronic condition for which the normal medical field has few answers, except to prescribe drugs which may have mild to severe side effects, making things worse. There is no cure but management through drugs.

From a natural perspective, Restless Leg Syndrome is clearly a weakness of the nervous and circulatory systems of the legs. Physical activity improves symptoms.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol

Herbs for Restless Legs

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Mood Formula designed to help nourish and strengthen the nervous system. Formula: lemon balm, hops, mistletoe, bitter orange, peppermint, valerian

Dave’s Recovery Formula for anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing effects. Formula: cramp bark, horsetail, oat straw, wild lettuce, thyme leaf, nettle leaf

Herb singles that support the nerves:

Black Cohosh – nerves, muscles, hormones

Hops – nerves, sleep

Kava – nerves, muscles, stress

Melissa (Lemon balm) – nerves, heart, sleep

Passion flower – nerves, seizures

Valerian – nerves, heart, sleep

Herb singles for the circulation to the legs:Butcher’s broom – circulation, varicose veins

Gingko Biloba – memory, circulation

Horse chestnut – circulation, varicose veins

Prickly ash – nerves, circulation

Herb singles for muscles:

Cramp bark – anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant

Wild lettuce tincture – anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant

Cell Salts to Help Restless Legs

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

Biochemic phosphates (combination of calc phos, ferr phos, kali phos, mag phos, nat phos) Phosphates feed the nerve sheath and nervous system

Restless Legs Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Arsenicum album – Restless legs especially from 10 pm to 2 am. Burning pains relieved by heat. Person is fastidious (clean). Perfectionist.

Kali carb – Backaches, muscle weakness, arthritis, sweat. Back and legs give out. Pain from hip to knees. Soles of feet very sensitive. Detail and duty-oriented people.

Rhus tox – Pain and stiffness form first motion, better by continued motion and heat. Most physical symptoms are worse from rest.

Tarentula hispana – Random leg movements, twitching, jerking, impulse to walk. Extreme restlessness, symptoms appear suddenly with violence. Violent pains. Erratic mental symptoms with excitement.


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