Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) can cause discomfort in the leg muscles due to some tingling or creeping sensations which may happen any time of the day, but would usually worsen during nightime. It is a very uncomfortable feeling that can disrupt a person’s sleep, which causes more anxiety that makes the symptoms more intense.
Although there are medications that can ease the symptoms associated with Restless Leg Syndrome, a person suffering from this condition may also benefit from trying some homeopathy remedies that can also relieve symptoms. These remedies may be taken or administered at home. However, if symptoms are not relieved, it will be better to seek the guidance of a homeopath expert who may be able to give other remedies to regain the body’s balance.
Here are five of the most common homeopathy remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome:
Aconitum Napellus (commonly known as Monkshood)
Since the tingling sensations usually occur right after a person goes to sleep, the disruption in his sleep patterns may cause anxiety. This remedy can help relieve the sensations as well as relax the nervous system.
This remedy is best for people who feel tired and restless because of the cramps or even burning sensations on his legs. There may also be trembling as well as feelings of being weak. This remedy can also provide warmth which may improve blood flow on the legs.
People who can benefit from causticum are those who usually have problems in the tendons and the muscles. Causticum can relieve the tension that is caused by the tingling sensations in the muscles. It can also relax the nerves, which will contribute to a deeper sleep.
Ignatia can relieve the muscular spasms that people with Restless Leg Syndrome usually feels. The emotional anxiety brought about by lack of sleep due to this condition will also be reduced and the person can sleep better at night.
Rhus Toxicodendron (commonly known as poison ivy)
Rhus Toxicodendron will help ease the ache on the joints and the muscles that usually follow after an attack of RLS. This is most effective when warmth is applied on the affected area.
When using these homeopathy remedies for self-treatment, it is best to start with a lower dose and if there is no positive response, gradually increase the dose. A slow improvement may mean that you are not taking the right dosage to create a significant change in your condition.
There are times when you would have to take several doses within an hour or many times during the day, depending on the intensity of the symptoms. In most cases, one dose a day will be enough to improve the condition.
If one remedy does not work, try another one and observe how your body reacts to it. If symptoms still persist, you can consult an experienced homeopath to give you other homeopathy remedies.