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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.
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. WBVcan
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 Acupuncturehave 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