Natural Muscle Cramp Remedies
Muscular pain and tension cause muscles to contract and hamper movement of your limbs with loss of control. They can occur in hands, arms, legs or individual muscles. Common cause is over exertion from accidents or sports. It can also be caused by loss of minerals, diarrhea, or even improper diet. Menstruation for women can also be the cause. Modern medicine treats muscle cramping with muscle relaxers that can cause dependency, have side-effects and don’t get to the cause.
What you can do naturally is to use mineral-rich natural foods and the supplements below. Eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, and soda pop. These are harmful and rob your body of minerals and other nutrients.
See also Restless Legs
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Muscle Cramps
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >
Dave’s Recovery Formula – rich in herbs that are anti-spasm, anti-inflammatory
Take one capsule Valerian with a tablet of Magnesium malate up to several times a day. Magnesium is a relaxant. (If used too much, magnesium will cause diarrhea; just cut back as needed.)Herb singles:
Black Cohosh – anti-spasmodic and hormonal issues
Cramp bark – used in a tincture, 20 drops at a time can work in minutes for most kinds of cramps
St. John’s wort – may relieve muscle cramps associated with nerve problems
Cell Salts to Help Muscle Cramps
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >
#2 Calc Phos 6X – digestive cramps
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nerve cramps
#8 Mag Phos 6X – muscle cramps
Muscle Cramp Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >
Calcerea carb – calf cramps at night in bed. Also during pregnancy. Can have weak ankles and joints. After menses, walking. Poor nutrition.
Cuprum metallicum – cramps of soles, palms, calves. Muscles twitch especially hands and feet. Spasms drove from fingers and toes. After physical exertion. During chills.
Cimicifuga – cramping and trembling of hands. Calf cramps. Trembling of legs. Sore neck and shoulders. Hormonal issues.
Lycopodium – digestive issues, worse 4- 8 pm. Muscle twitches, worse right side. Radiates over whole body.
Magnesia phosphorica – muscle spasms with stiffness. From motion, overuse. Writer’s cramp, calves, feet and pregnancy.
Nux vomica – craves stimulants. Radiates over whole body. Worse on motion. Cramps and spasms of legs and arms. Legs numb and paralyzed. Loss of power to limbs. Arthritis in large joints.
Sepia – heavy bruised limbs, hormonal issues. Feels exhausted, limbs go to sleep easily. Hot or cold hands.
Sulphur – worse walking. Feels heavy. Soles burn. Calf cramp (frequently left). Numb fingers. Skin problems.
Veratrum album – starts in hands and feet and spreads to rest of muscles. Cramping at stool. During pregnancy. Stiffness.