Breathing Exercises Helpful for RLS?

I’ve talked about breathing exercises related to restless legs before in my blogs. Breathing exercises are found in yoga. You can also find them in certain forms of meditation or in forms of mindfulness. I described another application of breathing exercises a while back in my blog about cold showers. In the Netherlands, when you … Read more

Dry Needling and Restless Legs

I know from several fellow sufferers that they benefit from dry needling for their restless legs. Dry needling treatment falls under physiotherapy. It seems to be quite painful for some, but apparently also regularly has a favorable result. When I first heard about this, I initially thought of acupuncture. However, the fellow sufferers told me … Read more

Ayurveda and Restless Legs

A correspondent friend has recently encouraged me a few times to look at the teachings of Ayurveda related to RLS. He hopes that there might be some clues that could be of use to me. Until now I have put off writing on this topic. I have never really looked at the view of Ayurveda … Read more

Mindfulness and Restless Legs

While searching the internet for sleep therapy, I came across a program about mindfulness. I was immediately curious if this could also be useful for people with restless legs. Mindfulness is closely related to yoga and meditation. I have a lot of experience with that, both as a practitioner and as a facilitator. I thought … Read more

Orthomolecular Medicine and Restless Legs

In my previous blogs I mentioned orthomolecular medicine several times. On various topics related to the treatment of restless legs, it takes an alternative view. If you read about the orthomolecular view, you will see a number of things. Sometimes it is described as therapy, sometimes as medicine or cure. The practitioner is sometimes called … Read more

What has Vitamin D to do with RLS?

Recently I saw an English article about the possible connection between vitamin D and restless legs. I myself have been taking a high dose of vitamin D for a while. However, I had not made the link with RLS before. In this article I read that vitamin D influences the production of neurotransmitters such as … Read more