The tremor is a disorder that usually affects older people and results in the involuntary oscillation of one or more body parts. Senile tremor refers to tremors that are related to old age. However, a tremor may be of psychological or neurological origin. Thus, this condition may affect anyone under the influence of emotion, fear, a state of anxiety or other related factors. In many cases, tremors can be be likened to spasmophilia, that is to say, a disruption of the muscular system that is characterized by an extreme tendency to convulsions.
Whatever the triggering factor of tremors in an individual, it is always characterized by involuntary agitation. Some types of tremor may be age-related and may prevent the affected person from carrying out basic actions, such as handling an object, writing and others. Sometimes, the tremor is preceded by an occipital headache or diplopia. Finally, tremors may be a warning sign of Parkinson’s disease. It occurs during muscular rest, that is to say, when the patient is not moving.
Tremors of nervous origin are the most widespread and affect every age group. To treat this condition, homoeopathy recommends a number of remedies including Cicuta virosa and Argentum nitricum. These two remedies are the most suitable solutions to prevent the occurrence of tremors caused by psychological shock and characterized by a lack of courage. Regarding tremors of emotional origin, the most recommended remedies are Pulsatilla and Ignatia amara. Finally, Agaricus muscarius is indicated in case of tremor that is characterized by enthusiasm and an indecisive approach.
Some tremors are accompanied by a series of other symptoms such as headaches, visual disorders, urinary incontinence, diarrhoea and paralysis. Gelsemium sempervirens is one of the basic homoeopathic remedies that may be taken to deal with these symptoms. But it is also possible to combine different remedies to relieve the tremor’s severity and persistence. Thus, Causticum, Alimuna and Mercurius are among the solutions that are usually recommended to overcome tremors that are accompanied by paresis, atrophy, or ankylosis.
In some patients, tremors may be a sign of general fatigue or physical and mental asthenia. To treat it, one may resort to Zincum metallicum and combine it with other remedies, especially if the tremors result in muscle, heart and lung disorders. In established cases of mental fatigue followed by depression, Hyoscyamus Niger proves to be the effective remedy, particularly if the tremors are preceded by the patient’s excitement, manifested by aggressiveness or rambling.
Only a doctor can determine exactly the type of tremors affecting the patient, hence the need for a medical consultation at the first sign of trouble. Regarding treatment, the advice of a homoeopath proves to be very useful in regard to the recommended number of doses and intakes. Moreover, each case of tremors should be treated with the appropriate remedies and according to a very precise dosage.
Good to know: Studies are currently under way to help determine the beneficial effects of several homoeopathic remedies on receptors of the central nervous system responsible for Parkinson’s disease.