What is Restless Leg Syndrome?
Who's at Jeopardy for Restless Leg Syndrome?
Natural Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome
1. Healthy Diet
Diet affects restless leg syndrome. Eat a healthy whole foods diet of vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. If it comes from a plant, eat it. If it's made in a plant, don't. Avoid alcohol and caffeine mainly after 3 pm and any foods you know that may be difficult to digest and keep you awake at night. Drink plenty of room temperature water throughout the day. I recommend following a Vata Diet and Lifestyle.
Be aware that consuming alcohol and caffeine often makes the symptoms of restless leg syndrome worse. Also, failing to get enough iron, magnesium or vitamin B9 in your diet can aggravate restless leg syndrome
Foods That Help Restless Leg Syndrome
Foods That Aggravate Restless Leg Syndrome
Reduce Your Alcohol Intake
Try Herbal Teas and Decaffeinated drinks
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat a wide range of ailments since ancient times. It involves inserting needles into specific points of the body to relieve pain and reduce the negative symptoms. The good news is that it can reduce the severity of restless leg syndrome. Here is a study published in Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion in 2008 suggesting it has a therapeutic effect on the disorder.
3. Hot Baths
Many people who suffer from restless leg syndrome find that soaking their legs in a hot bath with magnesium minerals helps minimize the symptoms. Then after your bath, rub Magnesium Cocoa Butter into your legs.
Hot baths are particularly useful just before bed. So if your restless leg syndrome tends to flare up during the night, a soak in a warm tub followed by a Magnesium Cocoa Butter leg massage will likely give you the relief you need.
4. Hot & Cold Therapy
Hot and cold therapy has a similar effect to hot baths and is a great way to quickly relieve the symptoms. It involves applying a hot or cold compress to the affected part of your legs until the symptoms subside.
5. Meditation & Relaxation Techniques
Stress often triggers restless leg syndrome and makes the symptoms worse. The good news is that you can lower stress by deep breathing exercises, meditation, and other relaxation techniques like Yoga Nidra. Also, give yourself an abhyanga, an ancient self-massage practice to keep aches and pains away and circulation strong.
As I pointed out above, lying down or sitting for any length of time triggers RLS. Download the free 10 Exercises for Restless Leg Syndrome above.
Reading may sound like an odd solution for restless leg syndrome. Many people have found that the mental stimulation takes their mind off the negative symptoms and reduces the severity of restless leg syndrome.
8. Quality Sleep
Fatigue is another factor that can aggravate restless leg syndrome and make the symptoms flare up. So, if you’re currently not getting as much sleep as you should be, start making an effort to get more. Many people who suffer from restless leg syndrome find that sticking to a sleep cycle and sleeping at the same time each night, significantly improves the amount and quality of the sleep that they get which in turn has a positive impact on their restless leg syndrome. Knowing how to get a good night of sleep can help you live a better life.
Adding probiotics like kefir and yogurt to your diet may increase beneficial gut bacteria. If you want to supplement, I swear by this one. Good gut bacteria helps with the absorption of nutrients from the food you eat and ward off unwanted microbes. If you have a gluten intolerance, there's an increased risk of Restless Leg Syndrome, so avoid gluten foods.
11. Herbal Restless Leg Calming Cream
There are a few herbal creams on the market formulated to calm the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome… But I have a personal testimony for Miracle Plus. Both my husband and I use this cream with excellent results. It's formulated with Lavender, Chamomile, Ylang-ylang, and sage. It also has circulation-enhancing Arginine to help stop itching, crawling, and shaking.
12. Compression Socks
Compression socks encourage proper blood flow and circulation in the legs, which is why these are often also prescribed for dealing with restless legs. Proper circulation and keeping the nerves snug and held down can help lessen the sensation of RLS. Note, though, that this can take some getting used to, as we usually don’t sleep with our legs in tight-fitting sleeves.
13. Far Infrared Amethyst Mat
I'm well-acquainted with Far Infrared Healing Mats because I have used them for years for their relaxation and health benefits.
My personal experience is a Far Infrared mat can give you almost immediate relief from neuropathy and restless leg syndrome. It's the amethyst crystal infrared technology that allows the healing process to occur.
Primary benefits include:
- Eases muscle and joint pain
- Relaxes muscles
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces inflammation
- Strengthens the heart
- Improves sleep
- Supports the immune system
- Boosts energy and vitality
- Soothes and relaxes
I hope these natural remedies for restless leg syndrome help you to deal with the symptoms of this neurological condition. When combined with the best exercise for restless leg syndrome, they can be highly efficient. By following these recommendations, you can minimize the symptoms and seriously improve the quality of your life. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them for me in the comment area below.
I look forward to helping you!