Essential Tremor (ET), also known as familial tremor and benign essential tremor, is a neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. It is often confused with Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia.
“Essential tremor occurs when the muscles are used. Unlike Parkinson tremor, essential tremor is usually not present when the limbs are relaxed. Tremor often begins in early adulthood. It may become more noticeable as people get older. Since tremor occurs during movement—such as while writing or eating—people may find it bothersome and embarrassing.
There is no cure for essential tremor, but there are treatments that give relief and improve quality of life.
These include drug therapies and surgical procedures. The treatment chosen will depend on the severity of tremor and the side effects of each treatment. But not every treatment or procedure is effective for every person with this condition and many come with negative side effects.” Source
A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology
has found that cannabinoids may protect against the behavioral disturbances caused by an essential tremor.
After conducting the experiments, researchers state that the results “provide the first evidence of effects of endocannabinoid system modulation on motor function in the harmaline model of essential tremor and suggest that CB1 receptor manipulation warrants clinical investigation as a therapeutic approach to protection against behavioural disturbances associated with essential tremor.” ”The full study can be found by clicking here.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD) ? CBD is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but is non psychoactive and can actually counteract the psycho-activity of THC.
When it comes to tremors, CBD helps because it calms the body.With the relief of the tremors, one is able to live their life better. While it seems that CBD is just relieving the tremors, it is actually doing much more. CBD is also decreasing inflammation of the nerves, while also repairing them.