Tremor is described as a neurological (nervous system) disorder characterized by rhythmic and involuntary shaking. Tremor mostly causes trembling in the hands, although it can affect almost any part of the body. Patient suffering from tremors feeling trembling in hands while doing simple tasks such as drinking something from glass and tying belt etc. Tremor is not considered a dangerous condition. However, it can worsen over time and take a severe shape if not treated in the early stages. There is no specific age for tremors to occur but mostly there are high chances of developing tremors in people age 40 and older.
The major signs and symptom of tremor include:
Gradual beginning of involuntary shaking from one side of the body
Shaking worsen with movement
Tremor usually attack hands first
“Yes-yes” or “no-no” motion of the head
Worsen by a certain psychological condition such as fatigue, temperature extremes, and emotional stress, etc.
According to researchers and medical experts, genetic mutation is the main cause of tremors. For this reason, tremor is also known as familial tremor. However, some people experience tremors even without any genetic mutation.
Can You Use Kratom for tremors?
Kratom has gained high popularity among western countries due to its remarkable therapeutic uses and health benefits. For example, people are using it for getting relief from chronic pain, inflammation, fatigue, diarrhea, and muscle recovery. Some users of Kratom also claim that it can be helpful in the treatment of tremors. Unfortunately, no scientific evidence is available which can support this theory or claim. However, some independent researchers claim that Kratom provides several benefits when it is used to treat tremors. But, before discussing these benefits, we would like to know first of all what Kratom is.
Kratom is an evergreen herbal plant usually grown in Southeast Asian countries including Thailand and Papua New Guinea. The scientific name of Kratom is Mitragyna speciosa. It has been used for centuries by the native people of Southeast Asian countries to get relief from pain and boost body energy. Kratom is well-known under different names according to its location. For example, it is also called Kakuam, Ketum, Katawn, and Biak-Bika, etc. The chemical which is responsible for most of the effects of Kratom is Mitragynine. According to the research studies, Kratom works in two different ways according to the quantity of dosage. It works as a stimulant in low doses while it has high sedative effects when it is consumed in high dosage.
As we have mentioned earlier, the condition of tremors can cause worsening or aggravated in case of depression and anxiety. Kratom is very helpful in the treatment of both these problems. Mitragynine, which is a chief ingredient and active alkaloid of Kratom, interacts with the opioid receptors in the brain and produces relaxing/calming effects in the body. According to some research studies, Kratom also increases the secretion of dopamine, serotonin, and acetylcholine. All these chemicals are regarded as “Happy Chemical” because they are responsible for happy effects in the body.
· Improves focus and concentration of mind
Tremors usually cause a significant decrease in focus and concentration of the mind. Kratom is a strong stimulant, improves concentration and focus of mind. It helps the body to establish better coordination between body organs and CNS (Central Nervous System). Some users claim that Kratom is good for enhancing attention span.
· Kratom is an energy booster
Fatigue can be a big reason for the worsening of tremors. Kratom enhances the speed of processes in the body responsible for energy production. It is helpful in increasing the speed of body metabolism; hence body generates energy more efficiently. After energizing the body, Kratom can help in the treatment of tremors.
Kratom Powder is the best way of consuming Kratom. You can dry the leaves of Kratom and grind them into powder. Kratom powder can be consumed with any drink including water. The only thing you have to do is to place the required amount of Kratom under your tongue and drink water. That’s all. There are many other forms of Kratom available in the market nowadays. For example, you can use Kratom capsules, tinctures, gums and paste, etc.
You can use any method of consuming Kratom but make sure that you are taking an optimal and appropriate dosage. The best dosage of Kratom for tremors is about 2-6 grams. However, you can fluctuate it gradually according to your needs.
Although Kratom is not an acceptable treatment of Tremors, still it can provide many health benefits. It increases body energy levels, reduces anxiety and depression, and produces calming/relaxing effects. To get maximum benefits of Kratom, you should use it in an appropriate dosage. You can consult with your doctor to determine an optimal dosage of Kratom for you.