Usually paralysis is the result of either a rupture or a blockage of one or more blood-vessels ofthe brain. Paralysis is a medical condition where the patient loses the ability to move muscles completely. This condition results from damages in either the nervous system or spinal cord or muscles. Depending on the extent of damage, paralysis can either be permanent one or temporary. Similarly paralysis can affect either both the sides of human body or only oneside. Localized paralysis affecting a small of group of muscles or nerves is also a common phenomenon. There are several homeopathic medicines that can be used in treating paralysis. However, before administering such medicines, it is important to know the reason and the nature of the diseas
What causes paralysis symptoms?
Paralysis is the loss of muscle movement in the body. Our sense of movement is controlled by communication between the sensory nerves, known as the peripheral nervous system, and the central nervous system, which comprises the brain and spinal cord. Disruption of communication of nerve impulses along the pathway from the brain to the muscles can impair control of muscle movement and cause muscle weakness and loss of coordination. Muscle weakness can progress to paralysis.
Neurological causes of paralysis symptoms
Paralysis symptoms may be caused by neurological diseases including:
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a severe neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness and disability.
• Bell’s palsy (caused by a swollen or inflamed nerve that controls the facial muscles)
• Cerebral palsy
• Multiple sclerosis (disease that affects the brain and spinal cord causing weakness, coordination and balance difficulties, and other problems)
• Muscular dystrophy (inherited disorder that causes a progressive loss of muscle tissue and muscle weakness)
• Peripheral neuropathy (disorder that causes dysfunction of nerves that lie outside the brain and spinal cord)
Traumatic causes of paralysis symptoms
Paralysis symptoms can also be attributed to trauma such as:
• Broken or severed spinal cord
• Direct trauma to a nerve, such as brachial plexus injury, gunshot or stab wound, fracture, or dislocation with nerve damage
• Herniated vertebral disk Infectious or autoimmune causes of paralysis symptoms
Paralysis symptoms may be caused by infectious or autoimmune diseases including:
• Guillain-Barre syndrome (autoimmune nerve disorder)
• Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
• Lyme disease (inflammatory bacterial disease spread by ticks)
• Rheumatoid arthritis (chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation)
• Spondylitis (infection or inflammation of the spinal joints)
Environmental causes of paralysis symptoms
Paralysis symptoms may be caused by environmental factors or toxins such as:
• Poisons, such as botulinum or snake venom
• Toxins such as mercury, lead or arsenic
Serious or life-threatening causes of paralysis symptoms
In some cases, paralysis symptoms may be caused by a serious or
life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an
emergency setting. These conditions include:
• Brain hemorrhage
• Brain tumor
• Head trauma
Paralysis of tongue
Most Indicated Homoeopathic medicines are:
This remedy also has paralysis from exposure to the cold of winter.
Facial paralysis from exposure to dry cold weather. Cowperthwaite
published a large number of cases of facial paralysis cured with
Causticum 30, and its value in this affection seems established. It
has also paralysis of single parts, face, tongue, pharynx, etc. In
paralysis which is remote form apoplexy, the paralysis remaining after
the patient has recovered otherwise, inability to select the proper
word is an important indication. Other evidences of its paretic
conditions are found in the aphonia and the weakness of the sphincter
vesicae. It is also a great remedy in ptosis of rheumatic origin.
Kalmia also has this, while the ptosis of Sepia is dependent on
menstrual difficulties. Jahr lauds Causticum in paralysis. It is more
apt to be right-sided. Baryta carbonica. There are more contractions
and spasms under Causticum than Baryta, which causes paralysis by
producing degeneration of the coats of the blood vessels. Bayes
recommends Baryta in facial paralysis and also in paralysis of old
people, and Hartmann says that glossal paralysis can scarcely ever be
cured with Baryta. It also has paralysis after apoplexy; there is want
of steadiness. Facial paralysis of young people where the tongue is
Complete motor paralysis, rather functional than organic in origin. It is one of our best remedies in post-diphtheritic and in infantile paralysis. Paralysis of the ocular muscles, ptosis; the speech is thick from paretic conditions of the tongue. Paralysis from emotions. Aphonia, paralysis of the larynx.
Conium has paralysis of central region; the sensation is little involved , and the tendency of the
paralysis is to move from below upwards. Acute ascending paralysis.
Paralysis of the aged. Argentum nitricum. Post-diphtheritic paralysis;
also paraplegia. Nux vomica. Paralysis of the lower extremities,
contractive sensations and heaviness in the limbs. Paralysis of the
bladder in old men.
Paralysis, with atrophy, is the watchword of Plumbum. Wrist drop,
paralysis of the extensors. Paralysis due to sclerosis or fatty
degeneration. Paralysis with contractions. Bayes states that he has
not seen any beneficial results from Plumbum in paralysis of the lower
extremities,and it does seem to affect the upper extremity more than
the lower. Ptosis, heavy tongue, constipation, paralysis after
apoplexy, with pale, dry cold skin. Tremor followed by Paralysis.
Paralysis agitans. The mercurial tremor resembles this affection, and
hence Mercurius should be a remedy for paralysis agitans; Plumbum,
Atropine sulphate, Zincum and Hyoscyamus are the principal remedies in
this affection. The paralysis of Plumbum is probably of spinal origin.
Cuprum is quite similar to Plumbum in many paralytic conditions; it
seems, however, to have more cramping.
# Belladonna. [bell]
Sudden, right-sided paralysis with pain and burning of the affected
parts. In a severe attack, there may be semi-consciousness or violent
delirium. Paralysis of tongue which is drawn to the left.. Paralytic
weakness of internal parts of mouth. The tongue and palate dark-red;
she complains of dryness of the throat, and of difficult swallowing.
Tongue: inflamed and much swollen; papillae of deep red color; tip and
edges light red. Papillae on tongue erect.
The tongue is often dry, especially at night and in the morning, and
can be moved with difficulty, so that talking may be difficult and
speech seems clumsy; he does not like to talk. Rough streaks are to be
found in middle of a dry tongue. An excess of saliva in the mouth is
also prominent in the remedy picture. These two states can alternate.
‘Catarrhal inflammation of mouth and fauces, when salivation
alternates with dryness of mouth and
lips.The tongue may be coated white, or it can be red and raw, or
dirty, with a nasty taste.
MOUTH – PARALYSIS – Tongue
absin. Acon-c. Acon. aesc-g. agar. anac. anh. Apis Arn. ars. aster.
bapt. Bar-c. bar-m. Bell. BOTH. brom. bufo Cadm-s. CALC. cann-i.
canth. caps. carb-v. carbn-s. CAUST. cic. Cocc. colch. Con. conin.
Crot-c. crot-h. cupr-s. Cupr. CUR. Dulc. EUPH. Euphr. GELS. glon.
graph. Gua. guare. Hell. Helo-s. hep. Hydr-ac. hydr. Hyos. ip. ix.
lac-c. Lach. LAUR. linu-u. Lob-p. LYC. mang-o. meph. merc-c. merl.
MEZ. Mur-ac. Naja nat-m. Nux-m. nux-v. olnd. OP. oxyurn-sc. plb-xyz.
PLB. pyrus Rheum Rhus-t. ruta sec. sil. Stram.
syph. tep. verat. vesp. zinc-s. zinc. Syth
Mouth; paralysis; tongue:
BAR-C, BELL, CALC, CAUST, COCC, DULC, GELS, HYOS, LACH, LAUR,
LYC MEZ, MUR-AC, NUX-M, OP, PLB, STRAM Complete rep.
2nd year student
Solan Homoeopathic Medical college & hospital
Solan (Himachal Pradesh)