I have a familial neck tremor which is slowly getting worse. Is that treatable with acupuncture?
Sarah Sawyer (Saint Paul, MN) on Aug 24, 2012
Yes. I have treated familial tremors with acupuncture and had great success!
Rachel Tan (San Rafael, CA) on Aug 24, 2012
Yes. Some of them are treatable with acupuncture.
Florian Boschi (Beverly Hills, CA) on Aug 24, 2012
There is not enough information to sufficiently answer your question. Maybe you could provide more information such as: * what's your age, gender, medical history? * are you taking any medications? *when did you first experience those symptoms? *did any other symptoms appear at the same time when you first got this? * please elaborate on "familial tremor" * are there certain triggers that make the tremor worse? *are there certain factors that make your symptoms better? (heat, cold, season, eating habits, sleep hygiene...) * any family history of similar symptoms? * what is the diagnosis of your doctor? * do you have lab tests and what are the results? *what has your lifestyle been like over the last 10 years (food, drugs, water intake, exercise, sleep, etc...) *do you experience any other neurological, emotional or mental symptoms? * talk about your digestion There are many more questions to ask, but by answering those I can point you in the right direction... One of my specialties is autoimmune conditions. There are quite a few of those that can manifest with such symptoms, especially considering the part with the slow progression of your condition. In this case you would have other symptoms of general malaise. In that case a strong and fast intervention would be called for.
Annie Porter (Scottsdale, AZ) on Aug 24, 2012
In Chinese Medicine, any kind of tic, tremor, or shaking is due to what is referred to as 'wind'. This internal 'wind' often results from a blood deficiency. In my experience, it is best to use a combination of therapies. Acupuncture can dispel 'wind' with points that are specific to this condition. Coffees, teas, and alcohols aggravate this condition because they are drying and damage fluid, including blood so they should be eliminated. Herbal remedies that strongly supplement blood and fluids should be added. I hope this answer helps you.
Carlos Chapa (Mesquite, TX) on Jan 7, 2013
Yes! Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with tremors. However, we do NOT simply focus on the tremors. Your practitioner will want to treat the root cause. This can be a vitamin deficiency, a weak organ or nerve damage. Eastern Medicine has treated billions of patients for thousands of years. Pharmacological drugs and steroids are not the only option. Side effects, dependency and not treating the ROOT cause and only the symptoms is not the way to cure these problems. Don't be surprised if your Doctor brings up your diet and will probably recommend some diet changes. Make sure you go to a Licensed Acupuncturist (not certified) that has graduated from at least a Masters Degree program. Every state is different and some require little to no exams or training.
Shohreh Younessian Pedouim (Los Angeles, CA) on Oct 15, 2012
Familial neck tremor or hands tremor are benign conditions that even with Western medicine are very hard to treat. I have had patients with similar condition as yours , they were taking betablockers (Inderal) or other medications. but honestly it is not wroth it to take daily medications with known and unknown side effects for a condition that naturally is benign. It depends how old you are , what position and job you have and how this tremor affect your daily life or your future , then you and your doctors and acupuncturist should decide about your treatment plan. have you noticed , when you are excited or under stress your condition is worse, acupuncture calms your nervous system and helps you with no side effects.
Maria Baraybar Lee (Denver, CO) on Oct 15, 2012
I would like to know if the tremors have been evaluated by a neurologist. We treat tremors cause by a neurological problems or trauma. Thanks Dr Maria Baraybar Lee
Christopher Serrell (Westminster, CO) on Oct 14, 2012
Tremors can be treated with acupuncture, depending on the severity and length of time you have experienced it. The tremors can be reduced or completely arrested in most cases.
Quli Zhou (San Jose, CA) on Aug 25, 2012
I helped ceases with tremor in extremities and heads. If your tremor is not part of Parkinson's disease, it works faster and more effective. But anyway it is worth to try a few sessions to see if get any improvement. Especially if it comes from nervousness, Acupuncture helps.