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Restless Leg Syndrome and Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can effectively treatment Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).  Restless Leg Syndrome is described as a tingling, prickling feeling, or sometimes pain, that is alleviated by moving. It happens mostly at night time, while laying down to rest. This can disrupt sleep due to the constant movement required to shake off the uncomfortable feeling. Contributing Factors Restless Leg

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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): Causes, Triggers and Treatments

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a disorder that is widely misdiagnosed and overlooked by physicians. Have you ever felt the irritating sensation of jumpy legs? An urge to twist and move them driven by some unknown force within your body? Then you most likely have Restless Leg Syndrome. Restless Leg Syndrome involves symptoms such as unpleasant sensations in the legs that

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I am a woman with insomnia

When you have insomnia there is nothing that sounds sweeter than the promise of a guaranteed good sleep. The temptation of the pill that lulls you into sleep carries the weight of knowing that you don’t have an “Ambien deficiency” and it’s not truly healing your sleep. The only true relief is when you know that you, on your own,

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Why High Schools Should Start Later

Two students in 7th grade, Grace and Maya, tell us why school start times should be pushed back for better sleep. Melatonin and the Sleep Cycle Melatonin is a hormone produced by a gland in the brain that helps control your sleep. Sleep cycles are pushed back during the teen years. Adolescents’ sleep cycle changes to where they get their

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The minimum effective dose in sleep

The minimum effective dose is about finding what works and using the littlest and best amount. More is not necessarily better and can even be toxic. This can be applied to medication dosage, acupuncture points prescription, daily life habits, and even sleep hygiene. How does the minimum effective dose apply to sleep? For acupuncturists, it’s about finding the least amount

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Can’t Sleep? It Could Be Your Diet

We’ve all heard various theories about which foods and drinks to consume before bedtime in order to assure a good night’s rest—like warm milk, hot toddies, or chamomile tea. But one of these three is actually not a good choice. Here’s a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for pre-slumber snacking. 1. DO have a high-carb, low-protein snack. Complex carbohydrates help

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