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Kukurin Chiropractic  & Acupuncture Network

Kukurin Chiropractic  12409 W Indian School Rd C304 Avondale AZ 85392

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Two important brain structures that are related to various types of tremor are the cerebellum, pictured in the top illustration above, and the basal ganglion directly above. Movement disorders associated with cerebellum dysfunction are classically tremor associated with movement not at rest. Disorders of  movement that occur  at rest are classically associated with the basal ganglion and Parkinson’s. Disease.

Movement Disorders

Innovative Brain-Based treatment approaches to control movement.

Optokinetic Therapy: Optokinetic therapy is a simple computer based eye moment routine. It is based on the fact that visually tracking and following a moving target requires a tremendous amount of coordinated brain activity. Recent studies utilizing functional MRIs of the brain, show widespread brain activation patterns following optokinetic stimulation.  Optokinetic stimulation not only activates the visual areas of the brain, but also strongly activates the cerebellum and basal ganglion. As we have discussed in this paper, the basal ganglion and cerebellum are key targets for the treatment of movement disorders.  References

Whole Body Vibration Training: Whole Body Vibration or WBV for short, is another non-invasive way to active keys structures in the central nervous system. WBV can produce long lasting changes in those parts of the nervous system that are malfunctioning in patients suffering from movement disorders. Recent studies suggest that WBV therapy may be beneficial for patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. Our treatment of movement disorders is based on the concept of neural plasticity.  This means long term therapeutic stimulation has the potential to produce permanent improvement.   References

Transcutaneous Direct Current Scalp Stimulation (tDC): Scalp and other forms of Acupuncture have been used successfully to treat various diseases of the brain. More recently researchers at Harvard Medical School have begun using mild galvanic electric current over the scalp (at the approximate location of ancient acupuncture points), with very promising results for patients suffering from movement disorders. We have been combining Acupuncture with galvanic stimulation for our patients with exceptional results. It is a safe and simple method for taming movement abnormalities.


Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation (tVNS): Research is finding that stimulation of the vagus nerve in the neck can have profound influences on the brain.  In patients suffering from incurable seizures, vagus nerve stimulation can normalize brain activity. But that’s not all vagus nerve stimulation is good for. There are a growing number of research reports that suggest vagus nerve stimulation can also suppress chronic pain, relieve depression and most importantly normalize abnormal brain activity in patients suffering from  a number of different movement disorders. Unlike most vagal nerve stimulators that require surgery, our method of vagal nerve stimulation is done on an acupuncture point located just in front of the ear. Its safe and painless and improves symptoms of movement disorders!          References

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