I have had a number of inquiries lately on how to minimize trembling. Let me begin by saying, trembling is not the most challenging symptom for me. Loss of balance, freezing, loss of dexterity in my hands, shuffle walking and constipation are far more challenging.
Lately I have been feeling a lot of muscle tension, particularly in my shoulders, back, arms, neck and throat [muscle tension is common with PD]. At times it can be very intense, so much so that I have to stop doing what I’m doing and take steps to relieve it. The tension is particularly bad when I’m preparing meals, taking my supplements, doing dishes and frequently when I’m sitting at the computer [anything that involves fine motor skills].
An important part of the natural healing program I am using to manage (and eventually overcome) Parkinson’s, is Body Stress Release. BSR uses a ‘pressure-point’ technique to relieve tension and stress from the muscles (primarily along the spine), thereby allowing nerve impulses to flow more freely.