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Q: I have suffered for over 15 years with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). I have sought medical treatment and have gone through several sessions of chiropractic care. Is there proof that acupuncture can help and actually will help?
After years of medicines and treatments it just seems to be progressively getting worse.?

A: In my experience, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are extremely successful in the treatment of many Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). Your acupuncturist will have to look at the the specific signs and symptoms of your condition as well as the state of your overall health to determine if Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you.  Each case is unique and it would be difficult to determine your Chinese medical diagnosis or treatment plan without a full assessment.  Please contact several licensed acupuncturists in your area for a consultation to find the best practitioner for you.

Three commonly used acupuncture points for Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) are Urinary bladder 57, Spleen 6 and Stomach 36.

Here is a list of alternative and home treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Vitamins E, B and folic acid have been shown to help some people with RLS
  • Foot bath: foot soaks in hot water and grated fresh ginger can alleviate symptoms of RLS

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