Acupuncture treatment of tremor
Tremor refers to part or all of the body’s performance as involuntary rhythmic trembling, into resting tremor and essential tremor
Resting tremor can be divided into physiological tremor: jitter amplitude is small and fast, often seen at rest, is a small, fast, erratic jitter. Often under stress, fear, agitation, pain and extreme fatigue occurs, Once the cause of the elimination of tremor, tremor disappeared. Pathological tremor: involuntary trembling hand, often permanent, divided resting tremor, tremor and postural tremor. Resting tremor: In the case of the muscles completely relaxed, quiet state appears tremor, may disappear during sleep, tremor speed of 4-6 seconds, more regular. Sport tremor: tremor occurs only during exercise, when the hand shake hands close to the target increase, without the law, the jitter amplitude, influenced by emotional factors and enhanced common in cerebellar lesions, multiple sclerosis and some of Wilson’s disease also there may be such a tremor. Generally considered resting tremor is Parkinson.
Essential Tremor: it is essential tremor: 50% to 70% of patients have a family history. Mainly for the slow progress of postural tremor or intention tremor, no other symptoms of nervous system damage. At rest is generally not shake, when the movement appears more pronounced especially when a limb against gravity to maintain a certain posture. With age, the incidence rate continues to rise, no gender differences in etiology. Women mainly for head tremor; men mainly for hand tremors. Initially manifested as intermittent tremor, only mental stress, evoked fear. With the progress of the disease can be manifested as persistent tremor. When limb tremor disappear completely relaxed. The disease is common tremor in the hands, the majority of patients after the onset of tremor hands, but also with one hand tremors, hand tremors, mild tremor mainly affects fine motor, writing, moderate and severe tremors will be dining, there may be difficult Dining themselves. Followed by head tremor, the performance of small nodding or shaking his head movements, and some patients showed only shake head without hand tremor. Very few patients had lower limb tremor. The disease tremor, concentration, mental stress, fatigue, hunger increased, in most cases temporarily disappear after drinking, the next increase, which is also essential tremor is characterized. Some patients due to the long-term mental stress, resulting in increased sympathetic activity, may be associated with palpitation symptoms. Slow progress after the onset of symptoms gradually worsened, serious when the patient’s daily life, work, social interaction, writing and other inconvenience. But no harm to health, are pathological benign tremor, other positive signs of nervous system generally does not occur.
Chinese medicine believes that no matter what kind of tremor, have been in touch with liver wind. Positive belong Wind & Fire on the disturbance, liver wind; liver and kidney deficiency were unsubstantiated, virtual wind stirring. Tremor also be found in the lower jaw, lips and limbs and other parts. Feng Xie violations is one cause of disease, due to a change in the wind, pervasive features. Therefore, treatment should be nourishing to the wind, the effect was apparent. Resting tremor is one of the typical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease，It does not mean the disease is equivalent to Parkinson’s disease, because the clinical manifestations of Parkinson’s disease as well as muscle stiffness. In the treatment of resting tremor, acupuncture points like to focus on the head Baihui, qubin, shuaigu, qianshencong, zhengying, instead of just distal acupuncture points, such as hands. Essential tremor is due to liver and kidney loss, the body’s normal ability to decrease wind evil, evil outside air invade the body, not through the normal functioning of their own against, and then the performance of the tremor caused. Tremor in Chinese medicine, the liver-yang dynamic, Xifeng liver, to the wind blood, meridians Zhengan to the wind, nourishing yin to treat principle. Information about the acupuncture treatment of tremor , please visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au.