Kampo Medicine for Essential Voice Tremor

Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Mar;27(2):32-33.


Voice tremor is a common symptom in the elderly, as well as in patients who have had Parkinson's disease and related disorders, and other neurologic conditions. In this study, we analyzed 26 patients whose essential tremor symptoms involved phonation alone and were treated in our clinic alone as essential voice tremor. Kampo medicine yokukansan was found to be effective in the treatment of essential voice tremor compared with clonazepam. We suggest that yokukansan may be one of the best choices for first-line treatment of essential voice tremor.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Medicine, Kampo
  • Parkinson Disease* / drug therapy
  • Voice Disorders*
  • Voice Quality