15 Nov Acupuncture For Non-Essential Tremors
Acupuncture For Non-Essential Tremors are nervous system conditions characterized by involuntary and rhythmic movements of hands but can occur in other parts of the body. This type of shaking is uncontrollable and one can’t keep himself from doing it. Many types of tremors can occur alone or in association with other diseases. The most common are essential tremors that occur with increasing age and disrupt daily living. These tremors increase with activity and decrease with rest. In old individuals, handwriting and fine movements are quite challenging tasks. And these types of tremors run in families.
While non-essential tremors are associated with some underlying conditions e.g Parkinson’s disease. Unlike essential tremors, these increase at rest and disappear during activity. These tremors are often asymmetric and affect one side of the body and rarely affect the head or neck. These tremors don’t run in families and handwriting becomes a small but not difficult task. Other associated symptoms can be found in such patients e.g body stiffness, slow movements, and difficulty walking.
Causes of Non-Essential Tremors
Non-essential tremors can be a manifestation of the following conditions or diseases:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cerebellar lesions
- Psychogenic conditions
- Brain injury
- Side effects of medications
Diagnosis and Management of Non-essential Tremors
The healthcare provider or neurologist will take the history and perform a complete neurological examination. To rule out conditions he will advise blood tests, CT scan, MRI, and Genetic testing.
Management of non-essential tremors depends on the eradication of the underlying cause. Your health care provider may give you medications, devices, or botulinum toxins depending on the current condition.
Acupuncture For Non-Essential Tremors
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine, and has been used as an additional therapy for non-essential tremors in different parts of the world. Different studies have shown that acupuncture for non-essential tremors, gives neuroprotective and restorative functions. Acupuncture doesn’t only treat non-essential tremors but other conditions also.
Mechanism Behind Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the process of inserting microneedles into different strategic points of the body. Acupuncture is a form of therapy that is non-invasive, easily tolerated, and with fewer side effects. During the procedure, tiny needles are used to stimulate ligaments, muscles, and nerves to perform their functions at an optimal capacity.
Traditional practitioners of medicine think that the human body has plenty of sensitive points which are interconnected and play an important role in overall health. In medical terminology, these points are called meridians. Traditional acupuncture knowledge says that health issues occur due to the blockage of these connections and removing these may restore the health issues.
During this procedure, your acupuncturist will insert microneedles in specific areas and leave them for roughly around 60 minutes. Usually, the receipt doesn’t feel any discomfort and this procedure may need to be repeated for days.
Things To Know Before Selecting Acupuncture For Sleep
- Acupuncture for non-essential tremors can be opted for due to its near to minimum side effects.
- Acupuncture for non-essential tremors may consist of multiple sessions of 40 to 60 minutes.
- Usually, Acupuncture for non-essential tremors recipients doesn’t feel any pain if performed by a certified acupuncturist e.g from our team.
- Before the treatment, the acupuncturist will ask a few questions about your history and health condition for the first time only.
- Individuals having bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners should take permission from their healthcare provider before going for the procedure.
There are numerous causes of non-essential tremors and often associated with other diseases. Most patients face difficulties with multiple treatment options, complex medications, or treatment failure. Sometimes oral medications can’t be prescribed owing to their side effects or contraindications. Then acupuncture for non-essential tremors can be considered along with primary care for underlying disease or condition, contact us to set up your appointment at Peak Life Acupuncture.