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RLS and Gate Control Theory

Gate Control Theory is a fascinating topic covered in medical schools around the world. Medicine has advanced substantially over the past fifty years, but some lessons are as true now as they ever were. For example, germ theory was first proposed in the 14th century and is still the currently accepted scientific theory for many diseases and pathogens. Likewise, Gate Control Theory was first described in 1965 by Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall to offer a physiological explanation for the observed effect of psychology on pain perception. 

Since that time, medical understanding of Gate Control Theory has evolved to encompass a more overarching understanding of how our bodies transmit neurological signals and how it determines which ones make it to the brain. This process resembles a decision tree that takes place in our neurons, before the signals ever reach the brain. Whichever signals are filtered out, we do not perceive or experience! This was the breakthrough that led to the creation of FullEight's Cooling Gel (formerly "CoolRest).

Gate Control is complex and some stimuli have greater effects than others. One common example of the effect is rubbing our heads during a headache.  While rubbing, the headache usually dissipates. 

FullEight's Cooling Gel and Warming Cream use the same mechanism to help control Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) but in a much more targeted and effective way. By providing a pleasant, cooling sensation to key areas on the legs, our Cooling Gel and Warming Cream can help eliminate or greatly diminish the sensations associated with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) allowing you to rest better, sleep better, and feel better.

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