There is certainly a difference between therapeutic tremoring, which is what Shaking Medicine teaches, and tremoring caused by other, sometimes non-therapeutic reasons. Shaking in our culture has largely been associated with the more non-therapeutic type and has thus been seen as something bad and something to be scared of. We are here to say that therapeutic tremoring is nothing to be scared of.
The fact is that tremoring can be therapeutic and sometimes when therapeutic tremoring does begin to happen it is misinterpreted as something bad and we suppress it. This suppression of the therapeutic type of tremoring keeps us further holding onto the stress, anxiety, suppressed emotions, trauma and more that our bodies want to let go of. This response is natural and instinctive within mammals in nature and it is so within you as well. We are designed to use this mechanism, though it has been mostly lost and forgotten in our culture.
Some reasons why we shake that are not necessarily therapeutic are various neurological reasons, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, seizures, stroke, brain injuries, dystonia, withdrawal from addictions, drugs, hypoglycemia and more. If you have any of these or other diagnoses, then we recommend you consult your health care professional before beginning. It is likely however that mainstream health care professionals will not know much about neurogenic therapeutic tremoring and so you may need to make up your own mind and do some research. Whether you practice with or without a diagnosis, or, with or without a health care professional’s approval, you do so at your own choice and risk as research regarding this work in relation to dis-eases regarding non-therapeutic tremoring are still in their infancy. There have been significant accounts of therapeutic tremoring helping people get better from PTSD, mental ailments, obtaining better physical healing and health, gaining more energy and more. Check out the benefits section. Therapeutic shaking helps people with stress, anxiety, suppressed emotions and trauma, which are leading causes of many health ailments as well as can provide better physical and mental health, clarity, resilience, peace, tranquillity, pleasure and much more.
The body often shakes for survival reasons. When we get cold we shiver. When we get overly stressed, anxious, scared or nervous we may begin to shake as a way to start dissipating this build-up of energy. The point is that therapeutic tremoring can be an extremely potent tool to use for optimal health and it is time to bring it back into our culture and back into the mainstream.