Leg Cramps

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Leg Cramps" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for leg cramps.

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "leg cramps" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "leg cramps" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View UB 37 (Gate of Abundance)

        6 cun below UB 36 on a line joining UB 36 and UB 40.

        Strenghtens the spine and alleviates pain - low back pain, sciatic pain, local hamstring, thigh, leg pain. Also used for watery diarrhea.

The Tom Tam/Tong Ren Therapy system can be applied via energy healing/medical qi gong methods as well as an acupuncture component. The acupuncture aspect is generally utilized in combination with more standard TCM diagnostic approaches.

For the specific points/areas that would generally be utilized in someone experiencing "leg cramps", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Leg Cramps ".

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