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Homeopathic Medicine and Symptoms of Restless Legs

by Iris R. Bell, MD PhD MD(H)
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Overview of Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a 200-year-old system of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann, MD. More than 500 million people worldwide have used homeopathic remedies (Kaul, 1996). Homeopathy is an established and widely available form of health care in countries such as the U.K., Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, India, and across Latin America. Homeopathy in the U.S. has undergone a cyclical course. In the early 1900’s, there were reportedly 22 homeopathic medical schools (originally including institutions such as Boston University and New York Medical College), 100 homeopathic hospitals, over 1000 homeopathic pharmacies across the U.S. Disputes between physicians in the American Medical Association and the American Institute of Homeopathy led to the decline of homeopathy in the U.S. until its resurgence in the latter part of the 20th century.

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Hyland's Restful Legs is not intended to treat Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a diagnosis which requires professional medical attention. Restful Legs relieves symptoms of agitated legs, leg jerks and tingling, and does not treat the overall condition of RLS. Hyland's recommends that you see a physician at the onset of your symptoms to receive a proper diagnosis.