Your State Association of Professional Reflexologists
Karen Hageman Obituary, December 2023
Karen was a major contributor to RAIA and made an impact that will never be forgotten.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Such a grinding your teeth irritating feeling. Have you or someone you know dealt with this problem? I do. I believe that my mother had it back in the 1980’s. It just wasn’t known at that time. I and one of my other sisters deal with this frustration. It is uncontrollable. I describe it as “frog legs in a hot frying pan” There are times, they just go off on their own.
When I first began having Restless Legs (and yes, sometimes it is both legs at the same time), it was a feeling that I had never felt before. No matter how much I would walk or lay flat on the floor to stretch out, they would continue to jump. For me it was back in 2000 that it would begin when I would be traveling for a long period of time.
When I worked at the Ottumwa Hospital, I learned through a drug rep that it is electrical. Which now that I think about it all these years that yes, I can see where it is. It feels like an electrical current that is going from your hip down your leg. I have heard of several remedies. Most recent was at our Spring Conference when I was told that maybe I was low on Magnesium and Iron. So, I bought some Magnesium flakes as suggested and a small dose of Iron. I do take Ropinirole daily and it does calm them down after a while, but I am trying the Magnesium and Iron and giving it time.
I have also been trying Frankincense for inflammation and the ache that comes with the constant jerking. It too is helping. I also don’t drink caffeine either.
So, with that information, what reflexes would you choose to work on to help lessen or alleviate Restless Legs?
More information about Restless Leg Syndrome:
Now that you know a little more about RLS what reflexes would you work?
– CNS, including the Solar Plexus and Sciatic Nerve Reflexes
– Musculo-Skeletal System Reflexes, including the Diaphragm, Lumbar Spine, Sacrum, Pelvis and Leg, Hip & Knee Reflexes.
– Immune System Reflexes, including the Spleen Reflex (for anemia).
– And any other reflexes that may be contributing, i.e., if there is diabetes (and it’s controlled), Would you include the pancreas?
I will be interested to hear your thoughts. You are a very talented group of Reflexologists. I love to hear your opinions, your suggestions, your thoughts.