Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for paralysis? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of paralysis along with the best homeopathic medicine for paralysis treatment.
Paralysis is defined as loss of sensation in a part of the body.
Paralysis or palsy (pôl’ze) , complete loss or impairment of the ability to use voluntary muscles, usually as the result of a disorder of the nervous system. The nervous tissue that is injured may be in the brain, the spinal cord, or in the muscles themselves. Accordingly there may be general paralysis, involvement of only one side (hemiplegia), paralysis on both sides at one level (paraplegia or quadriplegia), or localized paralysis in a small group of nerves or muscles.
What happens to the body when it is paralyzed?
That depends on the cause of the paralysis, but generally at least one of the following factors is in play:
- The brain is unable to relay a signal to an area of the body due to injuries to the brain.
- The brain is able to sense touch and other sensations in the body, but is unable to effectively relay a response due to injuries in the spinal cord.
- The brain can neither send nor receive signals to an area of the body due to injuries in the spinal cord.
Homeopathic treatment of paralysis
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat constipation but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat paralysis that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of paralysis:
Rhus Tox – the chief founder of homeopathy, Dr. Hahnemann commented on the power of this remedy in curing paralysis of the lower extremities and proved it to exceedingly useful. It specially corresponds to all forms of paralysis which are of a rheumatic origin or brought on by exposure to dampness or by getting wet. Paralysis is caused by nervous fever and typhus accompanied by a dragging gait and much stiffness in the limbs from damp cold. Paralysis of muscles of the eyes and face.
Gelsemium – complete motor paralysis which rather functional than organic in origin. Paralysis from emotions Paralysis of the ocular or laryngeal muscles, the speech is thick from paretic condition of the tongue. Weakness in the lower body, heaviness, complete relaxation and lack of muscular coordination. It is one of the best remedies for post-diphtheric and infantile paralysis.
Causticum – especially adapted to paralysis of single parts of the body and facial paralysis from exposure to dry cold weather including paralysis of the right side of the face, tongue, pharynx etc.
Useful for vocal paralysis associated with weakness of vocal cords, and paralysis of muscles of deglutition of the tongue, eyelids, face, bladder and extremities.
Lathyrus Sativus – it is adapted to spastic paralysis, infantile paralysis and paralysis which affects the lower extremities associated with heaviness, much weakness and slow process recovery of nerve power. Rheumatic paralysis is also there. Tendency for excessive rigidity of the legs; also the patient is unable to extend or cross legs while sitting. The patient can easily sir or bend forwards, but straightens up with much difficulty.
Alumina – has paralysis of the lower extremities, especially of spinal origin. The legs are so heavy that the patient can scarcely drag them; weariness even while sitting.
Dulcamara – worse from cold damp weather, or by sudden changes from hot to cold weather; paralysis of tongue with impaired speech; paresis and hyperaemia of spinal cord from lying on damp cold weather; palsy of bladder from the same cause; urine offensive loaded with mucus.
Conium – paralysis caused due to suppressed sexual desire in widows, widowers and bachelors; gradually progressing, ascending paralysis, ending in death by failure of respiration; painless paralytic conditions; paralytic weakness of hips and legs resulting in difficult gait, trembling and loss of strength while walking; weakness of muscles of face, upper lids etc. Paralytic conditions are attended with numbness; vertigo when turning the eyes, when lying down or when looking at moving object.
Opium – one side of the body paralyzed due to cerebral apoplexy; great spoor, painless and patient complaints of nothing and wants nothing. Lying in deep sleep with stertorous breathing, jaw dropped, face red, eyes half closed, skin covered with hot sweat; pupils usually contracted but may be dilated. Insensibility and partial or complete paralysis from fright or bad effects of fear still remaining. Mental and physical sluggishness. Paralysis of the bowels and rectum causing constipation with black, hard, round balls or involuntary stools due to paralysis of sphincter ani. Paralysis of bladder causing retention of urine with full bladder.
Arnica – paralysis due to concussion, cerebrovascular accident especially cerebral thrombosis. In case of hemiplagia due to cerebral thrombosis in case of hypertension arnica is the first medicine to be used. it helps by controlling haemorrhage and aids absorption. Other symptoms are sore bruised feeling; everything on which patient lies seems hard. Involuntary faeces and urine due to paralysis of sphincters after injury. Mainly left sided paralysis, pulse full and strong, singing and muttering.
Silicea – paralysis from defective nutrition of nervous system, with over susceptibility to nervous stimuli. Brain and spine cannot bear ordinary vibration or concussion.
Nux Vomica – paralysis labio-glosso-pharyngeal; paralysis from apoplexy; paralysis from exhaustion of the spinal cord.
Plumbum met – paralysis of single muscles; it generally begins in the extensors. Wrist drop is prominent. Patient is unable to lift anything with the hand.
Zincum met – slow developing paralysis descending paralysis.
What Causes Paralysis?
Strokes are the most common cause of paralysis because of their ability to injure the brain and impede its relationship with the spinal cord. They account for 29% of all paralysis cases. Spinal cord injuries account for 23% of paralysis cases, with car accidents, falls, sporting injuries, and act of interpersonal violence causing most spinal cord injuries.
Other common causes of paralysis include:
- Multiple sclerosis (17%)
- Cerebral palsy (7%)
- Post-polio syndrome (5%)
- Traumatic brain injury (4%)
- Neurofibromatosis (4%)
- Birth defects (2%)
Types of Paralysis
In reality, there are many types of paralysis because there are innumerable ways that the body can be injured. There are four main categories of paralysis, however, which have to do with the portion of the body that is affected.
Monoplegia is paralysis of a single area of the body, most typically one limb. People with monoplegia typically retain control over the rest of their body, but cannot move or feel sensations in the affected limb. Though cerebral palsy is the leading cause of monoplegia, a number of other injuries and ailments can lead to this form of partial paralysis, including:
- Nerve damage due to injuries or diseases
- Nerve impingement
- Motor neuron damage
- Brain injuries
- Impacted or severed nerves at the affected location
Hemiplegia affects an arm and a leg on the same side of the body, and as with monoplegia, the most common cause is cerebral palsy. With hemiplegia, the degree of paralysis varies from person to person, and may change over time. Hemiplegia often begins with a sensation of pins and needles, progresses to muscle weakness, and escalates to complete paralysis. However, many people with hemiplegia find that their degree of functioning varies from day to day, and depending on their overall health, activity level, and other factors.
Hemiplegia should not be confused with hemiparesis, which refers to weakness on one side of the body. Nevertheless, hemiparesis is often a precursor to hemiplegia, particularly for people with neurological issues.
Paraplegia refers to paralysis below the waist, and usually affects both legs, the hips, and other functions, such as sexuality and elimination. Though stereotypes of paraplegia hold that people with this condition cannot walk, move their legs, or feel anything below the waist, the reality of paraplegia varies from person to person—and sometimes, from day to day.
Spinal cord injuries are the most common cause of paraplegia. These injuries impede the brain’s ability to send and receive signals below the site of the injury. Some other causes include:
- Spinal cord infections
- Spinal cord lesions
- Brain tumors
- Brain infections
- Rarely, nerve damage at the hips or waist; this more typically causes some variety of monoplegia or hemiplegia.
- Brain or spinal cord oxygen deprivation due to choking, surgical accidents, violence, and similar causes.
- Congenital malformations in the brain or spinal cord
Quadriplegia, which is often referred to as tetraplegia, is paralysis below the neck. All four limbs, as well as the torso, are typically affected. As with paraplegia, though, the degree of disability and loss of function may vary from person to person, and even from moment to moment. Likewise, some quadriplegics spontaneously regain some or all functioning, while others slowly retrain their brains and bodies through dedicated physical therapy and exercise.
Occasionally, quadriplegia is a temporary condition due to brain injuries, stroke, or temporary compression of spinal cord nerves. Some spinal cord injury survivors temporarily suffer from quadriplegia immediately after the injury, then experience a less systematic form of paralysis as swelling goes down, the nerves become less compressed, or surgery reverses some damage.
As with paraplegia, spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of quadriplegia. The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include automobile accidents, acts of violence, falls, and sporting injuries, especially injuries due to contact sports such as football. Traumatic brain injuries can also cause this form of paralysis. Other sources of quadriplegia include:
- Acquired brain injuries due to infections, stroke, and other disease-related processes.
- Loss of oxygen to the brain and spinal cord due to choking, anesthesia-related accidents, anaphylactic shock, and some other causes.
- Spinal and brain lesions
- Spinal and brain tumors
- Spinal and brain infections
- Catastrophic nerve damage throughout the body
- Congenital abnormalities
- Early brain injuries, especially pre-birth or during-birth injuries that lead to cerebral palsy, which can produce a range of symptoms, including varying degrees of paralysis
- Allergic reactions to drugs
- Drug or alcohol overdoses
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New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory, William Boericke, 2nd revised ed., 2001, B. Jain
The above information about homeopathy treatment of paralysis is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for paralysis .