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Tremors

Alleviating tremors with homoeopathy

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.

Symptoms

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.

Spasmodic tremor

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.

Tremors and physiological disorders

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.

Tremors accompanied by fatigue

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.

When should you consult a doctor?

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.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “tremors”

Associated treatments

  • Agaricus Muscarius
  • Argentum Nitricum
  • Causticum
  • Gelsemium Sempervirens
  • Hyosciamus Niger
  • Ignatia Amara
  • Mercurius Solubilis
  • Pulsatilla
  • Zincum Metallicum

Associated pathologies

  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Migraine

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.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.