Restless Leg Syndrome – The Complete Guide

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in restless leg syndrome, Scalp Acupuncture | 0 comments

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) – Complete Guide Do you suffer from restless leg syndrome? Are you losing sleep? Feeling agitated with it? Did you know Scalp Acupuncture can help? Read on…….   Thanks to advancements in technology and research, we now know more than ever before about many health issues and this includes restless leg syndrome (RLS). For this reason, we have created a guide including what it is, what the main causes are, the symptoms, and a potential solution. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the problem that plagues so many. Definition – In its essence, RLS is a health issue that causes restlessness in the legs. With an uncomfortable feeling in the legs, most RLS sufferers tend to have violent twitches in their sleep. When this happens, it is called periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) and it can wake the sufferer up as well as any partner. Whilst some people only experience mild aches every so often, others experience distressing symptoms that occur every single night. Normally, the severity falls on a scale between the two and if left untreated, can lead to anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Causes – Although it can run in families, the cause is widely unknown. Due to increased research, many specialists now believe that it all relates to how our body handles a chemical called dopamine. As dopamine controls movement in the muscles, it could be associated with involuntary movements. In addition to this, RLS can also be caused as a result of another issue such as kidney failure and iron deficiency anaemia and this is called secondary RLS.   Symptoms – As mentioned previously, the main symptoms are a feeling of restlessness but you can also feel pain, numbness, cold, and a certain urge to move. With RLS, the sufferer normally finds it impossible to get comfortable and there is always the need or the urge to move (no matter how frequently).   Note: RLS occurs deep in the muscles as opposed to an itchiness on the surface of the skin.   Acupuncture – If you have RLS or know someone that does, you will know that there isn’t necessarily a cure in the Western world. Although drugs will be prescribed, they often lead to side-effects but another solution, which has been healing the problem for over 2,000 years, is a combination of Chinese herbs and acupuncture. With RLS, acupuncture has been proven to be more effective than medication which is a rare occurrence in today’s world.   When it comes to traditional Chinese medicine, RLS is caused by yin deficiency which means that our body temperature isn’t regulating effectively enough. During the day, yang works by following...

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Improve Sports Performance & Help Prevent Injury

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in kinesiology tape, Sports Injuries | 0 comments

Kinesiology Tape Treat sports injuries with Kinesiology taping to improve sporting performance, help prevent further injury and allow you to return to playing sport much quicker. Read more about how it can benefit you below: Kinesiology tape seen as an elastic, slim cotton strip with a painted adhesive, therapeutic tape can be advantageous in supporting inflammatory conditions, as well as various sports and musculoskeletal injuries. Kinesiology tape is similar to skin in terms of elasticity and thickness. As such, it can be worn without constricting, binding or limiting your range of motion. You might have seen professional athletes wearing kinesiology tape to prevent injuries and improve their sporting performance. Kinesiology tape is used to treat athletic wounds and other physical damages. For about 10 years after its debut, it was mostly used by Japanese practitioners. By 1988, professional athletes around the world, including Japanese Olympians were making use of the therapeutic tape. The Benefits In order to obtain the intended results from using it, a complete physical examination from a medical professional is required. In some instances, the assessment of a condition might include: range of motion testing, manual muscle testing, gait assessment, other necessary orthopedic assessments. The data acquired from an assessment will determine the appropriate treatment protocol to be administered. Kinesiology tape can be a priceless extension to this protocol. It has been shown to have helpful physiological effects on the circulatory and lymphatic and system, skin, muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and joints. It can be used in association with numerous other modalities and treatments inside of a clinic. It is also efficient during the chronic and rehabilitative phases of an injury, and can be useful for preventative measures. Contact Paul today for more details about this service and to book your appointment. 01...

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