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essential tremor

Postby DGA » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:23 pm

I was diagnosed with this some time ago. Basically, it means my hands & feet shake, and my voice sometimes sounds a little strange. I don't have Parkinson's. I just wiggle a little. It's inconvenient and sometimes embarrassing when I have trouble gripping something, or if my handwriting gets out of control. My grandfather had it too. He was able to use a tablesaw until he was about 85 years old, but it was scary toward the end.

There's not much that conventional medicine can offer on this except the usual things (stay healthy, avoid caffeine, manage stress, &c).

I'd like to know if anyone has any insights on this. with this and the migraines, you might understand why the vajra armor practice has a very strong appeal for me.

many thanks in advance.
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Re: essential tremor

Postby conebeckham » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:40 pm

Alcohol manages it.

I'm serious.


I have a very wee bit of it, and have since I can recall....and I have it on authority (from a Dr, yes) that alcohol at medicinal levels helps. Of course, that implies a host of other potential pitfalls.
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Re: essential tremor

Postby Malcolm » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:07 pm

Jikan wrote:I was diagnosed with this some time ago. Basically, it means my hands & feet shake, and my voice sometimes sounds a little strange. I don't have Parkinson's. I just wiggle a little. It's inconvenient and sometimes embarrassing when I have trouble gripping something, or if my handwriting gets out of control. My grandfather had it too. He was able to use a tablesaw until he was about 85 years old, but it was scary toward the end.

There's not much that conventional medicine can offer on this except the usual things (stay healthy, avoid caffeine, manage stress, &c).

I'd like to know if anyone has any insights on this. with this and the migraines, you might understand why the vajra armor practice has a very strong appeal for me.

many thanks in advance.


It's a systemic wind disorder of the nervous system.

There are all kinds of things you can do to manage. daily self-massage, a little good wine everyday, etc.
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Re: essential tremor

Postby DGA » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:49 am

Thank you both for the helpful information. I'm glad to know that the forms of self-medication I've picked up along the way (I've also been advised to imbibe gently but consistently) have some validity.
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Re: essential tremor

Postby Malcolm » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:12 am

Jikan wrote:Thank you both for the helpful information. I'm glad to know that the forms of self-medication I've picked up along the way (I've also been advised to imbibe gently but consistently) have some validity.


There are also a number of effective herbal formulas you can take, pm me and we can talk.
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Re: essential tremor

Postby WuMing » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:08 pm

I wish and pray that you'll find a solution which works for you!
今以佛眼觀之佛與眾生同住解脫之床。無此無彼無二平等。
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
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Re: essential tremor

Postby saraswati » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:31 pm

I too have essential tremor. The worse thing is having to explain to people, that it is not a scary, progressive condition, no big deal. When I speak in public, many people just assume I am very nervous when they see my hand shaking.

But I guess it is not a hugely heavy condition to have.

Interesting that Malcolm says it is linked to wind. I don't know much of Tibetan medicine but years back I've self-diagnosed as having a Vata imbalance according to Ayurveda.

I don't usually drink, but now that you guys think it may help I may start having a little bit. Off to raid the cupboard now.
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Re: essential tremor

Postby Malcolm » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:32 pm

saraswati wrote:
Interesting that Malcolm says it is linked to wind. I don't know much of Tibetan medicine but years back I've self-diagnosed as having a Vata imbalance according to Ayurveda.



Yes, it is a vata/rlung condition connected with the nervous system or so called "white channels".
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Re: essential tremor

Postby lorem » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:54 pm

Jikan wrote:I was diagnosed with this some time ago. Basically, it means my hands & feet shake, and my voice sometimes sounds a little strange. I don't have Parkinson's. I just wiggle a little. It's inconvenient and sometimes embarrassing [...]


This is not about the tremor but about embarrassment. I would prob ask someone who had more knowledge but a while back I noticed the flushing and hot feeling of embarrassment is kind of like inner heat. I try to utilize it when I feel it. Vajra breathing, awareness, penetrate dantian, etc.

Hopefully Malcolm was able to help you.
I should be meditating.

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Re: essential tremor

Postby Lindama » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:09 pm

I just finished watching these videos this morning. They are only accessible til Sunday.... nov 9

Dr Datis Kharrazian - The Gut-Brain Connection
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http://brainhealthbook.com/datis-kharrazian/

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there is a neurological connection with the gut incl anything neurological, Parkinson, Alzheimers, etc

also:

Dr Alan Christianson - The Stress Cycle (The mind-body connection - resetting digestive health)

he talks about alternate nostril breathing to reset gut health... one of three practices

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