Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
A few years ago I was diagnosed with Essential Tremor (ET), and now I am hearing that people are getting acupuncture to help their tremors. Do you think that acupuncture can help me?
A: Tremors are neurological conditions. Essential tremors have been linked to genetic mutations which cause abnormal firing of the peripheral nervous system. One of the modalities of acupuncture is to work on the peripheral nervous system by either stimulating it or balancing it. As a result, it may be helpful in treating your symptoms. I would suggest you consult a licensed acupuncturist to obtain proper diagnosis and treatment.