Muscle Cramps are an uncontrolled constriction of muscle fibres. It is more common when circulation is poor, when the limbs are cold, or being exercised unusually strenuously. Cramps will also occur when the body is over-acidic. Cramps after strenuous exercise are caused by lactic acid build-up in the muscles. Leg cramps at night often signal a lack of minerals, especially calcium and magnesium, or insufficient circulation. It is more likely to occur in the heat, and during times of vigorous exercise when water and minerals are lost during perspiration.
Cramp (spasm) Abies balsamea [Canada balsam]; Citrus reticulata [mandarin];Cupressus sempervirens [cypress]; Ocimum basilicum [basil]; Origanum majorana [sweet marjoram]; Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole, ct. camphor [rosemary]; Satureia montana [winter savory]
Reflexology areas to emphasize:
Pituitary – master gland
Thyroid – regulates metabolic rate
Adrenal glands – secretes the hormone adrenaline