Authentic Chinese Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is an ancient practice of Chinese medicine that has been used for centuries to promote overall health, well-being, and balance. This practice of inserting thin needles into the body at certain points is based on the belief that these points can be used to unblock or redirect the flow of energy within the body, thus allowing it to heal itself. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that causes an uncomfortable or irresistible urge to move your legs. It can affect people of all ages and can cause significant disruption in sleep patterns, leading to fatigue and decreased productivity during the day. If you’re experiencing persistent twitching or burning sensations in your legs and considering acupuncture as a form of treatment, it’s good to understand how this unique form of treatment can help.

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in relieving symptoms associated with RLS. Studies have found that people who undergo regular acupuncture treatment experience less pain and improved sleep quality compared to those who do not receive any form of treatment at all. Additionally, acupuncture may help reduce stress levels, which can also contribute to improving sleep quality for those with RLS.

The exact cause of RLS is still unknown, but there are certain factors that may increase your risk of developing the condition. These include family history, age, pregnancy, iron deficiency, kidney disease, diabetes, neuropathy caused by nerve damage due to injury or trauma, and certain medications. Additionally, lifestyle factors such as alcohol use and smoking may contribute to the development of RLS.

Benefits of Acupuncture for RLS Sufferers

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What Is Included in a Traditional Acupuncture Treatment?

how acupuncture can help those with restless leg syndrome

Acupuncture has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of restless leg syndrome in several studies, including reducing its severity and improving quality of life for those affected by it. Acupuncture can reduce pain, improve sleep quality, and reduce stress levels all without any major side effects like many medications may have. If you are looking for a non-invasive treatment option that may help you manage your RLS symptoms without relying on medication, then consider giving acupuncture a try. With regular sessions conducted by a licensed acupuncturist, you just might find some relief. If you’d like to learn more or are ready to schedule a treatment, get in touch with our clinic today.

Acupuncture and RLS Studies

Recent research suggests that acupuncture may be effective in relieving the symptoms of RLS. One study revealed promising results. A practical combination treatment of acupuncture and low-dose gabapentin was clinically effective as demonstrated by 8-week follow-up appointments. The data presented support the utilization of acupuncture as an essential component of RLS treatment plans.

A cluster-randomized crossover pilot study investigated the efficacy of acupuncture on patients undergoing hemodialysis with restless leg syndrome. Since the results concluded that acupuncture can alleviate the severity of RLS in dialysis patients, acupuncture may be a beneficial modality for reducing symptoms associated with this condition.

A third study looked at how near-infrared light therapy based on acupoints affected the severity of RLS in hemodialysis patients. Results showed that after eight weeks of treatment, participants who received near-infrared light therapy had significantly decreased levels of RLS and improved quality of life compared to their baseline measurements. The findings suggest that this type of therapy could provide relief for those suffering from this condition.

What Causes RLS?

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Traditional acupuncture treatments involve more than just inserting needles into specific points on your body. An experienced practitioner will also assess your condition by taking your pulse and examining your tongue as part of their diagnostic process. They will also ask you about any symptoms you are experiencing and any other relevant medical information.

The hallmark symptom of RLS is an uncontrollable urge to move the legs when sitting still or lying down. This sensation usually occurs in the evening and at night time when the person is trying to relax or fall asleep. Other symptoms include tingling or burning sensations in the legs; muscular twitching; difficulty sleeping; fatigue during the day; irritability; headaches; depression; and anxiety.

The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance within the body by stimulating specific points along energy pathways known as “meridians”. Each meridian corresponds with a particular organ system and by stimulating these points, an acupuncturist can help bring balance back to the body which can lead to improved functioning, reduced pain, and improved emotional well-being.

Acupuncture works by activating nerve fibers located near the surface of the skin which then sends signals up through the peripheral nerves and spinal cord into deeper layers of tissue where they interact with cells in various parts of the body such as muscles, bones, organs, glands, etc. This influences both physical and emotional responses within those tissues or systems. In essence, acupuncture helps restore balance by encouraging communication between different parts of the body that are not otherwise communicating effectively due to injury or illness.

Symptoms of RLS