Parkinson's Disease and Homeopathy
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What Is Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system
disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting
with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the
disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
Parkinsonís disease affects nerve cells, or neurons, in a part of
the brain that controls muscle movement. In Parkinsonís, neurons that make a
chemical called dopamine die or do not work properly. Dopamine normally
sends signals that help coordinate your movements. Parkinsonís is a disease that
causes a progressive loss of nerve cell function in the part of the brain
that controls muscle movement. The effects of Parkinson's Disease get worse over
time and homeopathy can be used to relief of symptoms, based on the best
matching remedy for the person's presentation of symptoms.
Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Primary symptoms include
Some secondary symptoms include
- impaired balance
- and later on a shuffling gait
Most individuals with Parkinson's disease are diagnosed when they
are 60 years old or older, but early-onset Parkinson's disease also occurs.
Several staging systems for Parkinsonís disease exist depending upon the
organization that treats and researches the disease.
The Parkinsonís Foundations supports five stages as
Stage 1: Symptoms are
mild and do not interfere with the personís quality of life.
Stage 2: Symptoms
worsen and daily activities become more difficult and take more time to
is considered mid-stage Parkinsonís disease. The individual loses balance, moves
more slowly. Falls are common. Symptoms impair daily activities, such as
dressing, eating and brushing teeth.
Stage 4: Symptoms
become severe and the individual needs assistance walking and performing daily
Stage 5: is the
most advanced stage of Parkinsonís disease. The individual is unable to walk and
will need full time assistance with living.
Homeopathic Remedies Used for
Trembling, itching and jerking, stiffness of
muscles; itching of skin over the affected parts and extreme sensitiveness
of the spine. Cannot bear touch. Jerking and trembling are
strong indications. Chorea and twitching ceases during sleep. Paralysis
of lower limbs with spasmodic conditions of arms. Numbness of legs on
crossing them. Paralytic pain in left arm followed by palpitation.
Stiffness all over with pain over hips.
Tremors with numbness, limbs go to sleep on the
slightest movement, coldness and stiffness of limbs. The finger
nails become brittle and are shriveled. Cramps in hands and fingers.
Worse grasping anything. Cramps in legs. Extreme nervous hypersensitiveness.
Dread of people and desire to be alone. Music
causes weeping. One sided complains call for it.
It is complimentary to Gelsemium. Memory impaired;
easily excited and angered; flatulence and greenish diarrhea.Inco-ordination,
loss of control and imbalance with trembling and general debility. Paralysis
with mental and abdominal symptoms. Rigidity of calves. Walks and
stands unsteadily. Numbness of body. Specially arms.
Special action on nervous system. Painful
paralysis. Pain in loins, numbness and cramps. Staggering gait. Feels as if
a peg is driven into joints. WorseóWarm room. Better bathing or cold air.
Putting feet in cold water.
Head trembles while eating and when it is raised
higher. Knees sink down from weakness. Totters while walking with
tendency to fall on one side. Cracking of the knee when moving. Lameness
worse by bending. Trembling and pain in limbs. One-sided paralysis
worse after sleep. Intensely painful, paralytic drawing. Limbs
straightened out and painful when flexed. It shows special affinity for
light haired females especially during pregnancy.
Heavy, weary and paralyzed limbs. Trembling and
unsteady hands. Muscular weakness especially of lower extremities.
Perspiration of hands. Putting feet on chair relieves. Ascending
paralysis ending in death by failure of respiration. Worse by lying
down, turning or rising in bed, cold, exertion. Better by darkness, limbs
hanging down, motion, pressure.
Centers its action on nervous system, causing
various degrees of motor paralysis. Dizziness, drowsiness, dullness and
trembling are the hallmark of this remedy. Trembling ranks the
highest in this remedy, weakness and paralysis, especially of the muscles of
the head. Paralysis of various groups of muscles like eyes, throat,
chest, sphincters and extremities. Head remedy for tremors. Mind
sluggish and muscular system relaxed. Staggering gait. Loss of power of
muscular control. Cramps in muscles of forearm. Excessive trembling and
weakness of all limbs. Worse by dampness, excitement, bad news. Better by
bending forwards, profuse urination, continued motion and open air.
Trembling along nerves in limbs. Tired feeling,
very weak and nervous, fainting, numb sensation. It causes locomotor
ataxia. The eyes become more prominent and corneal opacities visible.
Very depressed and sensation as if would fall on right side. Sensation as
if walking on sponge. As if the feet were swollen. When walking, lifts
feet higher than usual and puts down heel hard. Stretching
relieves pains in muscles and limbs.
Tremors of the upper extremities with paralytic
weakness of the lower limbs. Feels as if limbs are hard and contracted;
limbs feel heavy. Feels as if floor is irregular and is obliged to keep his
eyes on the ground to guide his feet. Affects the lateral and anterior
columns of cord. Does not produce pain. Reflexes always increased.
Lateral sclerosis and Infantile paralysis. Finger tips numb. Tremulous, tottering
gait. Excessive rigidity of legs with spastic gait. Knees knock against
each other while walking. Cannot extend or cross legs when siting.Stiff and
Trembling; shaking of hands, involuntary.
Parkinson's disease symptoms. Cramps in calves, feet very tender. Twitching,
chorea, cramps. Numbness of finger tips. Worse right side, cold, touch,
night. Better warmth, bending double, pressure and friction.
Weakness of limbs, trembling of extremities,
especially hands. Parkinson's disease symptoms. Lacerating pain in joints. Cold
and clammy sweat on limbs. Oily perspiration. Tremors everywhere
in body. Weakness with trembling from least exertion. All symptoms are
aggravated at night, warmth of bed, Damp, cold, rainy weather and during
perspiration. Complaints increase during sweating and rest. All
symptoms always associated with weariness, prostration and trembling.
Slow in answering questions. Memory weakened and loss of will power. Skin
always moist and freely perspiring. Itching worse warmth of
Marked fibrillary tremors and spasms of the
muscles, worse from motion or application of cold water. Palpitation and
fluttering of the heart felt throughout the body. Depresses the
motor and reflex activity of the cord and causes the loss of sensibility to
pain, muscle weakness and paralysis. Paralysis and tremors, chorea.
Meningeal irritation with rigidity of muscles. Pain in right
popliteal space. Burning and tingling in spine. Hands and feet numb with
sudden jerking of limbs on going to sleep. Crampy pain in limbs.
Parkinson's disease symptoms. Paralysis of single
muscles. Cannot raise or lift anything. Extension is difficult. Paralysis
from over-exertion of extensor muscles in piano players. Wrist drop.
Loss of patellar reflex. Pain in right big toe at night. Hands and feet
cold. Infantile paralysis and neuritis.
When the tremors start with pain which is relieved
by motion. There is stiffness of the parts affected. Numbness and
formication, after overwork and exposure. Paralysis; trembling after
exertion. Limbs stiff and paralyzed. All joints hot and painful.
Crawling and tingling sensation in the tips of fingers. Worse during sleep,
cold, wet rainy weather and after rain, night, during rest, drenching and
when lying on back or right side. Better warm, dry weather, motion, walking,
change of position, rubbing, stretching out limbs.
Remarkable nervous phenomena. Chorea, extreme
restlessness and Paralysis agitans. Must keep in constant motion even
though walking aggravates. Numbness of legs with twitching and jerking.
Extraordinary contractions and movements.
Violent trembling or twitching of the whole
body especially after emotions. Twitching in children. Chorea. Paralysis of
hands and feet. Trembling of hands while writing. Lameness, weakness,
trembling and twitching of various muscles. Feet in continued motion,
cannot keep still. Worse touch, between 5 to 7 pm., after dinner, better