Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) - Basics

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a brain disorder that causes uncomfortable tingling or burning sensations in the legs while at rest. The condition is also characterized by a strong urge to move the legs in an effort to alleviate the sensation, which can range in severity from mild to painful. Because the symptoms of RLS appear when an individual is resting, it is common to experience fatigue and difficulty sleeping, if untreated. Several situations can trigger RLS symptoms, such as a long car ride, long-distance air travel, sitting through a film or relaxation.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating restless legs syndrome (rls). For a complete list from our store with more details see our restless legs syndrome (rls) formula section.

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) - Questions

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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for restless legs syndrome (rls). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Ba Zhen Wan

  • Eight Treasure Combination
    • For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident
    • For frequent heavy¬†menstrual cycles
    • Pale complexion, fatigue, dizziness from qi deficiency
    • Vertigo, palpitations, anxiety from blood deficiency
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi and Blood
  • Cautions
    • Do not confuse with Ba Zheng Wan¬†- which is a clearing formula.

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