Essential Tremor and CAM, Part I: Acupuncture and Pharmacopuncture I thought it would be interesting to do a small series of blogs on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments for essential tremor (ET). Standard medicine (also called Western, allopathic, mainstream or conventional medicine) was slow to embrace CAM until roughly the last four decades, and keep reading
First Center to Treat Two ET Patients with MRgFUS on the Same Day The Sperling Medical Group is the first U.S. center to have treated two essential tremor (ET) patients on the same day using MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). What was truly remarkable was the immediate improvement experienced by each of the patients. In one keep reading
Essential Tremor and CAM, Part II: Vitamins As I wrote in Part I of this series, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) developed a large following during the last three or four decades. There is considerable interest in the preventive or therapeutic properties of substances such as herbs or mushrooms that occur naturally, and healing practices keep reading
Can the Mediterranean Diet Reduce Tremor Risk? “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” The first known use of this adage occurred in Wales in the 1860s, but apples have a respectable history of being recognized as a support for healthful living. While some foods can keep reading
Have You Ever Measured Your Own Tremor? NOTE: The following is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any product. Describing essential tremor (ET) is either objective or subjective. What’s the difference? Well, objective means based in fact, so it’s able to be measured or quantified. Subjective means more open to interpretation, often based keep reading
Essential Tremor Asymmetry Does Not Have a Family Pattern Essential tremor consists of involuntary rhythmic shaking that most often appears when a person is making a deliberate action, such as reaching for a glass of water. This is called action tremor, whereas rest tremors may happen while a person is sitting still but they are keep reading
New Form of Alcohol May Harmlessly Improve Essential Tremor According to the International Essential Tremor Foundation, drinking alcohol as a way to self-medicate essential tremor (ET) gets mixed reviews: “Adults with ET often notice that responsibly drinking alcohol – having one or two drinks before social events for example – reduces tremor for one to keep reading
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