The Neuravive treatment of uncontrollable hand tremors is catching on rapidly, and the word is getting out. A press release issued in August, 2017 by the manufacturer, Insightec, proclaimed that over 1000 patients have now been treated thanks to 30 Neuravive systems placed in centers in 10 countries. The Neuravive treatment is a game-changer for keep reading
Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder, with at least 200,000 new U.S. cases annually. While ET is not life-threatening, research has led to four new lines of thinking about ET. 1. A family of diseases Doctors and researchers are backing off from a universal approach to ET. Differences in ET patterns exist, keep reading
Every person with essential tremor (ET) faces the prospect of progressive impairment. This means that over time, accomplishing daily tasks such as drinking, using eating utensils, zipping or buttoning clothes, doing email, etc. may become embarrassing and extremely challenging. In addition, losing the ability to perform one’s job or professional responsibilities threatens an ET patient’s keep reading
Tremors, or involuntary shaking of fingers, hands, head, voice or other body parts, are inevitably startling and concerning when they first begin. Although they may be painless, it is disturbing to have something occur that cannot be controlled by an act of will. It is also frightening; although most tremors are not due to life keep reading
When it comes to determining exactly what causes essential tremor (ET), theories have come and gone. Thanks to today’s sophisticated brain imaging as well as laboratory analysis of brains from cadavers (dead bodies), new information on the origins of ET has begun to replace older beliefs. The olivary hypothesis of ET For over 40 years, keep reading
Millions of Americans practice some form of meditation, also referred to as mindfulness. Even for people who don’t adhere to a religious or spiritual community, the word itself conjures up serene images such as a lone person sitting peacefully on a beach as the sun sets, or Buddhist monk calmly gazing at a lit candle. keep reading
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