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Restless Legs Syndrome

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

A study at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center found that compression therapy may be as effective as medication for alleviating symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS). There has been a lot of television advertising for relief from RLS which uses strong, often infective medications. Researchers from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center had patients randomly assigned to wear pneumatic compression devices (PCDs), which apply pressure to the leg at intervals, or a mock device. After wearing the PCDs for a minimum of one hour every day for a month, some patients reported improved quality of life, less fatigue, and reductions in pain, and one-third had complete relief. The control group reported no relief.

This article was in Dr. Andrew Weil’s Self Healing newsletter of April,  2009.

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