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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

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I'd like to take this opportunity to tell other RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) sufferers about my experiences with acupuncture...

A few years ago I began to have very uncomfortable feelings in my legs at night. To the point that it was painful and impeding my sleep. I remember trying to sleep with my legs propped up along the wall (I was desperate by this point!). Sleeping in a sitted position was another of my "poses". When neither worked, I would pound on my legs with my fists to try to alleviate the discomfort. Also Advil and Tylenol were frequently used. Anyway, this went on for a couple of months. In the meantime, I was receiving acupuncture treatments for chronic back pain (which helped significantly). I asked Steve (my acupuncturist) if treatments could help my condition. He suggested I try a few sessions. Imagine my utter shock when AFTER THE FIRST TREATMENT I slept like a baby! And every night thereafter for about a year! Now I get a treatment occasionally when it flares up. And I educate myself as much as possible on the disorder. Anyone who suffers from RLS should see an acupuncturist.... give it a try!

Sylvette Hickey, RN

 


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