Restless legs syndrome
In restless legs syndrome person in its leg muscles with poor feel burning, tingling, itching, muscle tension and ........ and this makes the person move his legs or walk a little.
The main cause of restless legs syndrome is not know but pregnancy (hormonal changes), obesity, smoking, some Neurological disease, Hypothyroidism, diabetes, iron shortage, Musculoskeletal disorders, Fibromyalgia, varicose veins, the use of antidepressants, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, etc. can trigger or worsen the disease.
There is no special treatment for restless legs syndrome but anti-Parkinson drugs, anti-epileptic drugs, opioids, acetaminophen, muscle relaxants and sleep aids can help to improve symptoms. In addition, the underlying disorder should treated. Also massage, muscle stretching and plant nutrition can be help.
Acupuncture effect is important in treatment and control of restless legs.
- Acupuncture often improves the underlying disorder, such as varicose veins, skeletal problems, smoking, alcohol, dependence on antidepressants, pain, muscle and obesity.
- Treatment with acupuncture increases dopamine.
- Acupuncture is a factor for muscle relaxant and analgesic.
- Acupuncture improves quality of sleep.
So acupuncture is one of the most important treatment for RLS or restless leg syndrome. Especially implant method on ear, it is preferable to control the disease. However, other methods of acupuncture are excellent in to treat restless legs syndrome.