Why Is It Essential? I’d Like to Know: Insights from Those with Essential Tremor

My name is Doris Aldrich Smith. I have had ET for sixty years, with my head shaking back and forth, indicating no, no, no. It began in my first year of college. What introverted, shy eighteen-year-old wants to be asked if she is cold, nervous, or under the influence?  Many of you relate to that. Now in my seventies, my hands are beginning to shake. We all have our own places in our body where the tremor resides and shakes. Since I retired I have been writing books which are published on amazon.com.

My latest book is “Why Is It Essential? I Want to Know! Insights from Those with Essential Tremor.”  There are few books on essential tremor that deal with the embarrassment and pain the patients endure. This book has information about those personal insights and how we deal with them. There is comfort in knowing we are not alone. If your family or friends don’t understand ET, this book might help. I hope you will check it out.

“Why Is It Essential? I Want to Know!” is available at amazon.com in paperback ($8.99) or Ebook ($.99).  

I enjoy hearing from my readers on Facebook or website: dorisesmith.com

                                                       Doris Aldrich Smith, Fort Wayne, IN (author)

Thalamic Tremor Following Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for the Treatment of Essential Tremor

Peter Muller, the founder of HopeNet was one of the first in the US to have Focused Ultrasound for his Essential Tremor. A study “Thalamic Tremor Following Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for the Treatment of Essential Tremor” has now been published exploring the results of the procedure on his tremor. You can find it here: Thalamic Tremor Following Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for the Treatment of Essential Tremor – Osterholt – – Movement Disorders Clinical Practice – Wiley Online Library

Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account funds can be used to purchase Cala Trio™ therapy

Cala Trio is an effective, easy-to-use, prescription therapy that reduces hand tremor. See if the therapy is right for you and utilize your Flexible Spending Account* (FSA) or Health Savings Account** (HSA) funds.

The end of the year is quickly approaching! If you have a FSA account, your healthcare flex spending dollars may expire at year end. Check with your individual plan for detailed information.

Get your prescription today! Download the Doctor Discussion Guide and talk to your doctor in person or by telehealth about Cala Trio.

Cala Trio for Essential Tremor

Have you heard of the Cala Trio? If not, there’s lots to learn. Cala Trio is different than E-stim or TENS.  Cala Trio is designed to deliver just enough bioelectric stimulation to reach the median and radial nerves under the wrist to penetrate and stimulate those nerves and interrupt the tremor cycle. This not like using a TENS unit where the goal may be to turn up the TENS stimulation as high as the patient can comfortably tolerate to relieve muscle pain. TENS has a local effect and pain immediately returns after therapy stops.  Cala Trio provides stimulation calibrated to the patient’s individual tremor and provides meaningful tremor reduction on average for 96 minutes after therapy ends.

Their product link, www.calatrio.com has several patient testimonials and additional product information.

Doctor Discussion Guide.pdf   This is a very helpful PDF that can be printed to use during conversations with your physician about Cala Trio.

Finally, The Cala Trio Customer Success phone number is 888-699-1009. Customer success specialists are available to answer any questions regarding this novel therapy Monday through Friday, 10AM to 7PM Eastern / 9AM to 6PM Central/ 8AM to 5PM Mountain / 7AM to 4PM Pacific.  Their Success Team is dedicated to providing quality support as patients learn how to manage their hand tremor using Cala Trio.