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May 31, 2008

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Please please if anybody knows a cure for these leg cramps, please let us know. Recently, I have been waking up between four and six o'clock in the morning at least four times a week, with cramping in not one, but both legs from top to bottom. Not only is it painful to get up, but virtually impossible to even walk. It is more painful than labor!

Hey, that sounds like it's worth a trip to the doctor!!! That is definitely not OK. Sorry I can't be of more help than that.

I used to have leg cramps until recently, and there are many good ideas on why they happen and how to get rid of them.

Go here

http://www.nolegcramps.com/

to read personal advice by people who suffer leg cramps like you do.

As an acupuncturist, I see a lot of people with these types of leg cramps. Many people have found taking a good Calcium/Magnesium supplement and Vitamin E help to re-establish the Calcium channel balance that may lead to such a lock-up in your muscles. The Vitamin E helps to nourish the muscles.
From an acupuncture point of view, we can help, too! Acupuncture helps to re-balance the body from the energetic standpoint and this can help increase qi/chi/energy, blood, fluids circulation, relieve pain, relax muscles, etc - this ancient medicine is about understanding which systems are not communicating within an individual that then presents as leg cramps. There are wonderful herbal formulas to help relax cramps, too, but I encourage seeing a Licensed Acupuncturist/herbalist before grabbing Chinese herbal formulas to self-herbalize. I hope this helps a little!

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