Essential Tremor. Naturopathic Solutions Lina Mockus , ND. What is essential tremor?. Everyone has some sort of tremor, but it is so small in most people that it is not noticeable. The most common type of tremor is essential tremor (ET). ET is eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease.
For more severe cases where quality of life is severely affected:
1. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. (Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 2010 Feb;30(2):107-9.
[Clinical observation on acupuncture combined with medication for treatment of essential tremor].
[Article in Chinese]
Sui KM(1), Li X.
(1)Department of TCM, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Qingdao 266011, China.
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with western medicine for treatment of essential tremor.
METHODS: Sixty cases of essential tremor were randomly divided into two groups, 30 cases in each group. The combined acupuncture and medication group was treated with acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Taixi (KI 3), etc. and oral administration of Propranolol; the medication group was treated with oral administration of Propranolol only. The comprehensive effects and the scores of tremor were observed after 30 days of treatment in the two groups.
RESULTS: The total effective rate of 90.0% (27/30) in the combined acupuncture and medication group was obviously higher than that of 56.7% (17/30) I the medication group (P < 0.01), the tremor score of the combined acupuncture and medication group was obviously better than that of the medication group (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture combined with oral administration of Propranolol has better therapeutic effect on essential tremor than that of oral administration of Propranolol only.
-the nature and duration of the illness
-the patient’s constitution
-the patient’s motivation to improve
-gradual and progressive
-improvement of symptoms followed by return to presenting conditions (more likely in degenerative diseases such as MS and Parkinson’s)
-exacerbation of symptoms followed by major improvement
Naturopathic treatments for ET: