When you have shakes and tremors, it may not always be Parkinson’s disease. It
really depends on what factors are present. Typical symptoms associated with
Parkinson’s are finger tremors, unsteadiness, facial muscle weakness, muscle
stiffness, and slow movement. But there are many other conditions that can cause
tremors such as: brain infection, injury, tumor, thyroid conditions, psychiatric
disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, hereditary, heavy metals, chronic alcohol abuse
leading to liver disease.

Chinese medicine views shakes and tremors as a deficiency in the functioning of
the hepatic (Liver) system, digestive and endocrine systems. Weakness in these body
systems can create an environment whereby the nervous system becomes malnourished.
Starving nerves the very instruments used by our brains to control movement will lead to poor neural
transmission to the muscles and ligaments. Another reason for the loss of motor
control is poor circulation, which causes inflammation in the nervous system. In
order to help patients with shakes and tremors, we use acupuncture to balance
the Qi flow throughout the body and we prescribe customized herbs to nourish the
digestive and endocrine systems.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs both actively support Qi and blood circulation.
As circulation improves, the inflammation in the nervous system decreases and the nerves
become better able to be nourished. As a result, the shakes and tremors slowly diminish.
Traditional Chinese Medicine treats the root cause of the patients’ tremors, in
order to normalize and help the patient return to a good quality of life.
There are many herbal formulas which doctor Li can suggest for your symptoms of tremor or Parkinson’s.



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