Eliminate Restless Leg Syndrome with Magnetic Therapy Treatment

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a term coined by the Swedish Professor, Karl Ekbom in 1944, and for that reason is also known as Ekbom's Disease.

It is a rather unusual syndrome characterized by a multitude of very peculiar sensations, including paresthesias, pain, aching, and weakness of the lower extremities. The tingling and numbness is frequently associated with involuntary movements and restlessness of the legs, especially at night, from which the name of the syndrome arises. There are an estimated 5 to 10 million people who suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).

The involuntary movements are so much so that often the bedmate is more aware of the affliction than the sleeper. The sleeper can spend the night in constant motion of the lower extremities with no recollection whatsoever of what has transpired.

The leg restlessness can also be severe enough to cause insomnia and sleep deprivation. The mildest version of RLS can occur after exercise such as, running, jogging, etc., but this responds well to rest. At the more severe end of the syndrome there can be tingling sensations, and aching, associated with a constant involuntary leg motion, and disruption of nighttime sleep.

Magnetic Therapy Treatment

Since this condition is barely associated with medical physical findings, the disease is mostly one that is diagnosed by the history of the patient and the patient's bedmate. On occasion it may be associated with an iron deficiency in which case the source of the deficiency warrants investigation. Oral iron can be prescribed.

The term Restless Leg Syndrome was really first coined and introduced by the pharmaceutical industry who launched a campaign for the medical treatment of the syndrome. The drugs advertised at the time were those that increase the neurotransmitter dopamine, or act like dopamine, benzodiazepene such as Valium, and the anticonvulsant gabapentin. These medications are drugs that may well be associated with serious side effects, some of which might include augmentation or worsening of the syndrome and the symptoms thereof.

We have found that there is a drug free means of treating this syndrome, namely with the use of highly powerful magnets which are placed in a band around the leg below the level of the knee. These magnets must be unipolar, of sufficient gauss strength to penetrate the skin so that they can soothe the underlying effected nerves and muscles. They must have the negative field facing the body, which provides this soothing effect.

With the use of high-powered unipolar magnets placed around the leg at night these symptoms are ameliorated in approximately 80-90% of the people who use the product faithfully. It is important to recognize that in order for these magnet products to be effective, the magnets must be strong enough to produce a magnetic field, which can penetrate through the skin and reach the underlying nerves and muscles. The negative pole tends to sooth these structures and is associated with considerable relief of the syndrome. People who have been using these magnet leg wraps have noticed a significant reduction in pain and discomfort of the legs after only one to two nights of use. It is something that should be seriously considered in people with this truly annoying and exasperating syndrome. It is a drug free means of controlling the symptoms of the syndrome.