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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Homeopathy Remedies for Parkinson's Disease


Homeopathy Remedies for Parkinson's Disease


Progressive, degenerative disorder of the nervous system characterized by tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, postural instability, and gait abnormalities; caused by a loss of neurons and a decrease of dopamine in the basal ganglia.
Symptoms-



  • Tremor. This often starts with a slight shaking in your hand or even one finger. Sometimes hand tremor causes a back-and-forth rubbing of your thumb and forefinger known as pill-rolling. Tremor may also develop in your legs. These signs may occur on one or both sides of your body and may be more noticeable when you're under stress. Although tremor can be very distressing, it's usually not disabling and often disappears when you're sleeping.
·         Slowed motion (bradykinesia). Over time, Parkinson's disease may cause a slow, shuffling walk with an unsteady gait and stooped posture. And leg muscles may freeze up, making it hard to resume normal movement. This is especially distressing because it can make performing the simplest tasks difficult and time-consuming.
·         Rigid muscles. Muscle stiffness (rigidity) often occurs in your limbs and neck. Sometimes the stiffness can be so severe that it limits the size of your movements and causes pain.
·         Impaired balance. Your posture may become unstable as a result of Parkinson's disease. Often this problem remains minor for many years.
·         Loss of automatic movements. Blinking, smiling and swinging your arms when you walk are all unconscious acts that are a normal part of being human. In Parkinson's disease, these acts tend to be diminished and even lost. Some people may develop a fixed staring expression and unblinking eyes. Others may no longer gesture or seem animated when they speak.
·         Impaired speech. Many people with Parkinson's disease have some trouble speaking, and their voices often become monotonous and very soft. This may be a special problem for older adults because the soft voice of a person with Parkinson's disease may not be audible to a spouse with poor hearing.
Difficulty in swallowing. This may develop in the later stages of the disease, but except in rare cases, most people who have trouble swallowing can continue to eat on their own.
·         Dementia. A small percentage of people with Parkinson's develop this mental disorder ? which affects the ability to think, reason and remember ? late in the course of the disease. Although it's often associated with Alzheimer's disease, dementia can also occur with other conditions. In Parkinson's, the onset of dementia is often marked by slowed thought processes and problems with concentration.
·         Intellectual symptoms - usually late in the progression of symptoms; most people suffer physical symptoms without early mental changes.
Complications-
The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Parkinson's Disease includes:
  • Falls
  • Depression - from frustration at the physical symptoms
Remedies-
1. Antimonium Tartaricum [Ant tart]:
Ant tart six every two hours for trembling of head and paralytic hands tremor.

2. Gelsemium [Gels]
Gels is the remedy if you have considerable trembling and eyelids so droopy that you may appear to be asleep. You stagger when walking and feel weak and fatigued much of the time. Muscular weakness. Complete relaxation and prostration. Lack of muscular co-ordination. General depression from heat of sun. Nervous affections of cigar makers. Worse from damp weather, fog, before a thunderstorm, emotion, or excitement, bad news, tobacco-smoking, when thinking of his ailments; at 10 am. Better by bending forward, by profuse urination, open air, continued motion, stimulants.

3. Mercurius corrosivus [Merc cor]
Merc cor is for trembling hands and excessive salivation. A tremor is accompanied and made worse by perspiration. Sensitivity to heat and cold is felt equally, memory and concentration is patchy, and willpower is weak. Take one dose of Mercurius corrosivus as needed to relieve symptoms.

4. Agaricus Muscaris [Agar]
Agaricus is for limbs that are stiff but tremble and twitch. You likely feel itchy, and your back, especially your spine, is probably very sensitive. Head in constant motion as in Parkinson?s disease. . Falling backward, as if a weight in occiput.

5. Hyoscyamus [Hyos]
Hyoscyamus is for the person who exhibits inappropriate behavior at inopportune times. You have a lot of twitching, are restless, and tend to be jealous and very suspicious.

6. Rhus toxicodendron [Rhus tox]
Rhus tox is good for mild tremors and stiffness that feels better with movement, worse with dampness.

7. Beech
This bach flower remedy is known to have a very good effect in the disease. Beech is the remedy for impatience and intolerance of your affliction. You have a tendency to be a perfectionist and like an orderly life. You are critical and intolerant of those who don't measure up to your standards or expectations.

8. Holly
Another bach flower remedy of great use in Parkinson?s. Holly will prove helpful if you are angry, prone to fits of temper, and feel jealous and insecure underneath.

9. Impatiens
Impatiens will ease nervous tension, feelings of impatience, irritability, and a tendency to fidget. This is also very good drug for parkinson?s.

10. White Chestnut
White Chestnut helps to counteract a tendency to obsess on problems without letup, persistent unwanted thoughts, worry or have mental arguments that circle around your mind, difficulty sleeping due to mental chatter and worries.