Achieving Optimal Healing and Wellness Through Integrative Care

At Kirkland Health Institute in Kirkland, WA, we strive to educate our patients on chronic health conditions and the ways that natural healing can help them. Our blogs provide reliable information on how you can lead a more active lifestyle and take steps toward healthy living.


October 10, 2012

Is There a Cure for RLS?

RLS, or Restless Leg Syndrome is a fairly common disorder that millions of people suffer from, and is not a respecter of age, race or gender. Also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, it plagues 2-3% of adults.

RLS can run in families, it has a tendancy to affect women more than men and can be triggered by pregnancy.

Many people that have RLS don’t seek medical help, because they either don’t know that there is help or they think their symptoms won’t be taken seriously.

RLS Symptoms

Those suffering with Restless Leg Syndrome can experience symptoms all the way from mild to extreme and can experience any or all of the following sensations:

  • The nerve, wracking, irresistible urge to move your legs
  • Burning
  • Twitching
  • Tugging
  • Itching
  • Pulling

Because the symptoms have a tendency to be more extreme when you are at rest, it is the 4th leading cause of insomnia which leads to exhaustion, fatigue and depression, all of which detract from your quality of life.

Although, for the most part, these symptoms affect the legs, they can also affect the torso and arms. By moving the part of the body that is being affected you can get temporary relief, but it doesn’t last for long.

 How Can It Be Treated?

At the Kirkland Health Institute, we like to take a closer look at what is going on with the individual to determine what the underlying causes of your symptoms might be. With RLS there is often a neurologic and metabolic component causing the nerves to become inflamed and over-fire.

Please listen to this brief testimonial from a patient who whose symptoms we have been able to successfully treat – then contact us for your Free Consultation.

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