Here is a nice study demonstrating the ability of acupuncture to treat Parkinson’s patients with tremor.
” The cerebellum, thalamus and motor cortex, which are connected to the cerebello-thalamo-cortical (CTC) circuit, were modulated by the acupuncture stimulation to alleviate the PD tremor. The regulation of neural activity within the cognitive brain regions (the DMN, visual areas, insula and PFC) together with CTC circuit may contributes to enhancing movement and improving patients’ daily life activities.
(PDF) Acupuncture Modulates the Cerebello-Thalamo-Cortical Circuit and Cognitive Brain Regions in Patients of Parkinson’s Disease With Tremor. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326207110_Acupuncture_Modulates_the_Cerebello-Thalamo-Cortical_Circuit_and_Cognitive_Brain_Regions_in_Patients_of_Parkinson’s_Disease_With_Tremor [accessed Jul 08 2018].”
The ability of acupuncture to modulate the thalamus is also of note to folks who suffer from PTSD and extreme anxiety because the breakdown of processing in the thalamus is one of the hallmarks of PTSD .
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