Restless Leg Syndrome

BEMER-therapy can be used to improve the circulation and to give general support to the body’s self-regulatory mechanisms. Through the following scientifically proven effects, BEMER therapy can lead to the improvement or stabilisation of physical well-being and can contribute significantly to the complementary treatment of restless leg syndrome:

  • Positive physiological effect on the condition of microcirculation, and increased utilisation of oxygen in the capillary tissue
  • Positive effect on the protein biosynthesis (repair proteins)
  • Improved micro-hemodynamic conditions for the first steps of immunological processes, and thereby in indirect strengthening of the body’s own defense mechanisms
  • Positive effect on the autonomous nervous system

BEMER therapy is a complex method that optimises energy production by the individual cells (ATP) through improved circulation and increased oxygen utilisation, thereby contributing to the overall regulation of the body’s metabolism. BEMER therapy is an important and essential foundation for strengthening the body’s self-healing mechanisms, supporting other treatment measures, and decreasing the side effects of prescription medications, and therefore of great value to patients with restless leg syndrome.

Information about Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a relatively common condition; about 3-5% of the population is affected by it. RLS belongs to the family of chronic neurological disorders; because it is characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations, even though no pathological structural changes in the nervous system can be determined.

Since the symptoms are of a rather subjective nature, affected persons often do not receive much sympathy from those around them, and their problems are seen as insignificant or imagined. Even today, this condition is often not diagnosed by physicians or treated with inappropriate measures. Intensive research has brought some new insight within the last few years, leading to a better understanding and treatment of the disease.

The cause of Restless Leg Syndrome is a disruption of the dopamine metabolism in the central nervous system. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter needed for coordinated and controlled movements. The most common “idiopathic” form (no known cause) is thought to be hereditary. More recent research also points to the disturbance of iron metabolism as a possible cause.

Restless Leg Syndrome is called “symptomatic” when additional factors like kidney disease, pregnancy, lack of iron, etc. are present in addition to the hereditary tendency, and therefore is a consequence of other ailments. RLS can occur at every age and often begins with single episodes with complaint-free periods interspersed. For about two thirds of patients the frequency of the symptoms increases with less and less time in between episodes. The most prevalent sensations are difficult to describe and occur mostly in the legs, sometimes also in the arms. Rather than actual pain, the patient will experience an uncomfortable sensation like feeling “antsy”, pins and needles, or pulling deep inside of the extremities. The sensations usually occur during resting periods, mostly during long periods of sitting and when lying down. There is usually a strong desire to move the body, which cannot be suppressed for very long. The urge becomes so strong that the patient needs to get up and move around; at times there is involuntary movement of the extremities as well. Sooner or later 80-90% of Restless Leg Syndrome cases suffer from severe sleep disorders, which are apparent through general fatigue during the day, decreased productivity, depression, etc. The quality of life for those affected with Restless Leg Syndrome can be diminished considerably.

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