Restless legSyndrome is downright terrible. I can’t remember when I didn’t have it. It may have started when I was pregnant for the first time over thirty years ago. That’s a long time to suffer.
There are times when I feel it creeping up my leg like bugs walking on my skin. My leg flies in the air with a jerk. Then there’s the tingling feeling on the back of my thigh. Little prickly pins move down toward my knee most often on the back of my leg. Recently my ankle will just all of a sudden get a twinge and my foot jets out kicking whatever is in front of me.
What is your restless leg like? Does it affect both legs like mine did before I got Plantar Fasciitis? Are you just living with it – hoping for a cure? For me, the cure came in the form of the Pure Wave Massage unit.
Why Doctors Can’t Fix Restless Leg
So what is this thing that doctors can’t fix? What causes it and why do more women than men get it? All great questions still answers are elusive.
If you have it then getting sleep is tough. How do you do at the theater, a long movie or concert? For me, I fill with dread when the audience [me] return to the theater after an intermission. The poor person in front of me is in for a treat as my leg begins to kick their seat out of control.
Recently we saw Hamilton. I used the Pure Wave Massage unit before we left for Denver Performing Arts and had no restless leg syndrome!
RLS, as it is known, is a disorder of the nervous system. Western medicine calls it a disorder. I call it a pain in the butt – literally at times.
While only about 10% of the population get it, more women have it. There’s no age that it effects. Western medicine will try to tell you that it might be in your genes. I doubt that. What I do believe.
Three Factors Play A Role In RLS
Pregnancy like with The problem is for many it doesn’t go away. In Asian medicine, it is believed to be because of blood changes to the mom during pregnancy. This means hormones go wacky. Also, it is likely due to blood loss during delivery and the hormone changes.Many women become iron deficient, giving birth, and there is strong research pointing to anemia as a temporary cause.
Chronic illness like diabetes or peripheral neuropathy often involves Restless leg syndrome is associated with other diseases such as Parkinson’s, Kidney issues, or autoimmune.
Tight muscles. This is the most common. There can be vitamin deficiency too. Vitamin D and all B Vitamins can greatly help a person. So why muscles.When our muscles stay tight, they limit the flow of blood, nerve responses, and create tension in that part of the body. Have you ever experienced tight, stressed shoulders? It’s the same thing with legs. They get tight and unless we do deep massage daily restless leg syndrome with lessening or be gone for days. I prefer the Pure Wave Massage unit because I can do it myself and it has several different attachments.
As an acupuncturist and online health coach it’s so easy to treat my patients. Simply the process of acupuncture and my Pure Wave Intense Massage gives a better and deeper treatment with better success.
I hope if you have restless leg syndrome this article is helpful. If you are looking for what to do at home to eliminate or lessen your RLS try the Pure Wave.
Have you had mornings like this? You dread getting out of bed because of foot pain. Recently I had the ‘opportunity’ to experience Plantar Fasciitis. Man, it hurts like Heck. I stupidly rushed out the door before the holiday for gifts. Guess what you can’t wear two different boots on your feet even if they look almost identical. The slight difference in the heel killed my left foot.
Not All Foot Pain Is Plantar Fasciitis
Yes, a silly thing that has created lots of pain. I can’t go barefoot though I never did. I can’t wear flip-flops. That’s okay because I only used them in the gym sauna. But the worst is when I get up in the morning. It hurts to run to the restroom. It’s like stepping on tac’s or hot coals do you know the feeling? Yeah, I gave myself Plantar Fasciitis.
Sure I can do acupuncture on it. I do. I have many patients getting better because of my Plantar Fasciitis treatment. The key though for me in my personal experience is the vibration tool, called Pure Wave I use in the office and my foot rocker. Plantar Fasciitis is one of those things you have to be aggressive with daily. Yes, daily you have to treat it at home. Acupuncture weekly gets to the deep inflammation, and it promotes healing. Keep it up if you have Plantar Fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis And Stretching
When I think back to the day, I messed up. I spent six hours on my feet. Then I didn’t stretch out my feet or legs at all. Preventive is one of those hindsight things. But you bet, that as I get better, it’s part of my day – every day.
Runners And Plantar Fasciitis
Are you on your feet a lot? Maybe you’re like me. I run. I love to run, so I do it outside when the weather is good. I’m one of those fare-weather runners. It’s not about a race. It’s that thing to stave off age and keep me moving. When I can’t run outside, I’m in the gym. I try to run and lift weights three times a week. This is a lot of time on your feet. Wearing the right footwear made the difference for me. I have taken to wearing an old pair of Hoka Stinson ATR’s for errands or with jeans.
Finally. My feet love my low heels once again. I tried a pair Sunday, and my feet didn’t hurt. I still came home and used both the vibration tool and the foot rocker. It’s been almost ten weeks, and I can run three days in a row. Put on a pair of heels for a few hours.
Why Acupuncture For Plantar Fasciitis
If you have Plantar Fasciitis, you might want to try acupuncture. It’s important though to invest in both the Pure Wave and the UltraFlex PowerStep. I did try a few other things and found they made my foot worse.
The bonus for me is my restless leg is almost gone too! Both Plantar Fasciitis and restless leg are about inflammation and tightness. Acupuncture and the right home care solved these for many of my patients and me.
When did eating and knowing what to eat become so hard? I stand between The Plant Paradox and The Paleo Principle truthfully. These two books both talk about Lectins and how damaging they are to humans. Well, they’re actually poison to everything, and they cause disease in humans.
The Plant Paradox
I think if you’re good at being a vegetarian then definitely read every page of The Plant Paradox. Even if you’re leaning toward being Paleo still read it. It is by far the best explanation of why we – by we I mean you should change what you eat.
For me, I want meat protein. That’s why I lean toward Paleo. However, True Paleo is really a lifestyle of eating a dense nutrition diet of vegetables and some protein from all kinds of sources. This includes animal protein.
If you have high cholesterol or triglycerides, you need to read these books and change what you eat. If you have diabetes or an autoimmune disease dive into these recipes. Trade your quick meal or pizza for health. Weight loss a favorite with well, everyone happens when you eat this way.
The Paleo Principle
So why do I say I stand between these two similar but different views? I think The Plant Paradox is too limited for many. I don’t agree with the amount of meat protein you can eat on The Paleo Principles. Eat about 6 oz total daily seems to be good for most people. You can lose weight on either lifestyle. Be sure you read this article on the Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes
The Plant Paradox Verses The Paleo Principle
I totally agree with The Plant Paradox about what is the best type of chicken and eggs. I also believe you should limit foods you don’t find in The Plant Paradox if you decide to remain Paleo or become one.
There are more books but once you read these two and I mean read them you’ll know why to change how you eat. In fact, you’ll be motivated and ready to take back control of your health.
I’ll write more here later, but right now my readers are asking where they bet the books.
Click on the book covers here to learn more about each book.
These are my partner links with Amazon. I really appreciate you clicking on them if you’re interested in learning more about these books.