Natural Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural
medicine. In this video, I’m going to share with you my top natural treatments for restless
leg syndrome. You’re going to learn the best supplements, the best diet, lifestyle, as
well as herbal treatments and remedies for getting rid of restless leg syndrome in 24
hours or less. I’m telling you, these things absolutely work. The number one thing you want to start doing
right away is start taking a magnesium supplement. Magnesium helps your muscles relax. It’s very
effective in that way. So again, start using magnesium on a daily basis. Typically, you
want to get a magnesium chelate. If not magnesium chelate, magnesium citrate also works well,
and doing 500 mg a day, or about 400 to 500 mg every single day of magnesium powder as
a supplement. Also, I would go online to my website, and look up magnesium-rich
foods, or you could do a Google search for “Dr. Axe magnesium foods,” and I have a whole
list of the top 10 foods that are high in magnesium that you should start consuming
on a daily basis. The number two thing you want to start doing
to get rid of restless leg syndrome is you want to start supplementing and using folate.
That’s also known as vitamin B9. We know that folate actually helps support nervous tissue,
as well as muscular tissue. It’s also been shown in studies to help reduce restless leg
syndrome. Now you don’t want to take folic acid. You
want to take a good quality folate supplement on a regular basis. Also again, look up folate-rich
foods. I have another list for that on my website,, that you can find there
as well. The number three thing you want to start doing
to get rid of restless leg syndrome is consider seeing a wellness chiropractor or an acupunctural
therapist. Now what can often happen is if your lower back gets very tight or your SI
joints, or let’s say you even have a problem with your piriformis muscle, but something
happening in sort of that lower chain quadrant around your lower back or glute muscles, especially
the SI joints, nerves can get compressed, causing restless leg syndrome. For that reason,
chiropractic care is very, very effective, and I’ve seen great results and refer my patients
to get work done from chiropractors to help relieve any type of nerve issue that can be
causing restless leg syndrome. Sometimes it’s a nutritional issue, but sometimes
it’s a structural issue, what’s going on with that body. For that very same reason, exercise
can often help, whether it be running, or swimming, or biking and stretching afterwards.
Anytime you do any type of exercise, stretch especially your hamstrings, stretch your piriformis
muscle, really stretch those SI joints and hips, and those different areas. Along with,
again, chiropractic care and exercise, those are great mobility things that can help you
get rid of restless leg syndrome. The number four thing you can do to get rid
of restless leg syndrome is start consuming more potassium-rich foods. Oftentimes, your
body can become irritated when your body is holding on to excess fluid. When you have
fluid retention, it causes swelling. That as well can put pressure on different nerves,
muscles and tissues, causing restless leg syndrome. So what you want do is start consuming
potassium-rich foods. You can go to my website,, and search “Dr. Axe potassium food
list,” and you’re going to find a list there of the top 10 potassium-rich foods. And listen,
it’s not just bananas. There are things that might surprise you, like avocados and yogurt
and spinach, that are also really high in potassium. Mangoes are another great one,
strawberries, kiwi. Get some of those foods in your diet. Follow that food list. That
can help. And number five, using chamomile essential
oil. Chamomile has been shown to help reduce muscle spasms. It’s also been shown to help
relax the body, improve insomnia, sleep, even lower cortisol levels. So for that reason,
chamomile essential oil or a cup of chamomile tea before bed is a great thing to do in terms
of a natural treatment for treating any type of restless leg syndrome. A few other tips here as well. You’ve got
to keep stress levels low. That’s very important. If you’re really stressed out before going
to bed and your mind is racing and going, take some time and read a relaxing book, maybe
journal a little bit. Getting your body in that sort of right sleep environment is really
critically important as well in getting rid of restless leg syndrome. So guys, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video.
You can follow these action steps on how to get rid of restless leg syndrome for good.
Hey, if you want to learn more about natural herbs, remedies, and healing foods, hey I’ve
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And hey, thanks for watching.

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