Ataxy locomotor

Homeopathy treatment for Ataxy locomotor from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Ataxy locomotor…

Tabes Dorsalis

Aesculus-hip [Aesc]

Paralytic weakness of the symphyses, making locomotion difficult or impossible; fulgurant pains through lower extremities.

Aluminium [Alum]

Great muscular weakness and impairment of coordination; superficial symptoms of formication, tickling irritation of skin and mucous membrane, especially eyes, pharynx and larynx, (<) by warm food and drink; loss of contractive power of the bowels, with diminished secretion and tendency to rupture of haemorrhoidal vessels; weakness of bladder and sexual organs; confusion and obscuration of intellect; WHITE CLOSED EYES HIS WHOLE BODY TOTTERED; ptosis and diplopia; pain in the sole of the foot, on stepping, as if it were too soft and swollen; arms and legs heavy when trying to walk, great weakness and uncertainty in lower limbs, has to be led; disposition quiet and resigned.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Mental confusion; tendency to fall sideways; fulgurating pains and abolition of tendon reflexes muscular coordination; vertigo when walking with eyes closed, he staggers and has to seize hold of things; legs feel like wood; soreness in the lumbo-sacral region, pain in small of back very severe when rising from a sitting posture, (<) when walking; want of feeling and exhaustion in extremities; impotence, want of desire, organs shrivelled; loss of pupillary reflexes; gastralgia; incontinence of urine; sleeplessness, drowsy during day; girdle sensation.

Belladonna [Bell]

Early stage with incoordination of the muscles of both upper and lower limbs; cannot tell when the hand holds an object, he raises the feet slowly and puts the head down with force, or when walking he raises his legs as if he had to pass over an obstacle; great restlessness with sudden startings; gastric crises, forcing one to bend the body backward; frequent desire to urinate (Sulphate of Atropine).

Causticum [Caust]

Vertigo and feeling as if there were an empty space between the brain and cranial bones; (<) by warmth; with tendency to fall forward or sideways; constipation with constant urging; unsteady walk; tearing, boring pains in lower extremities.

Colchicum [Colch]

Locomotor ataxia after getting wet; shooting, tearing pains in extremities, with great irritability and weakness and exhaustion as after exertion.

Duboisin [Dubin]

(O. & O., 80).-Almost impossible to stand alone with eyes shut, constantly swaying forward and backward and must be held to prevent falling; sensation as if the floor were coming up to him, when walking makes high steps; feeling as if treading on empty space or as if legs could not hold up the body; staggering from one side to the other when walking, but can go straight when concentrating mind and eyes on every step he takes; tired feelings; vertigo; PARALYSIS OF ACCOMMODATION.

Fluoric-acid [Fl-ac]

Tabes dorsalis with great sexual excitement; venereal rheumatism of upper and lower extremities, followed by weakness and numbness; (<) in wet, cold weather.

Gelsemium [Gels]

FRESH CASES; spinal weakness from exhaustion; confusion of head; strabismus, ptosis, diplopia on including head towards shoulder; paresis of tongue and glottis; fatigue of lower limbs after slight exercise, cannot control the movements of his lower limbs; sexual weakness from irritability of seminal vesicles; genitals cold and relaxed.

Ginseng [Gins]

VERTIGO OF OCCIPITAL ORIGIN, with consequent incoordination, gait unsteady and difficult; lancinating pains in epigastrium; painful lassitude along the back with bruised feeling down to the sacrum; formication in legs, accompanied with stiffness.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

Numbness, stinging in legs and in spine, at first increase of sexual nisus, in later stages absence of erection and too frequent nightly emissions; melancholy; staggering gait.

Nux-moschata [Nux-m]

Spasmodic pain from right to left hypochondrium, then in a circle in lower part of abdomen (girdle pain), inclined to coitus, but genitals are relaxed; pains now in back, now in sacrum, knees very tired, (<) during rest; wandering, digging, perplexing pains, confined to small spots, lasting but a short time and soon returning; staggers in walking, falls often; soreness of all parts on which one lies, tendency to bedsores.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Partial paralysis of lower limbs from overexertion and being drenched in rain; drags limbs in walking; cannot lift them from the ground, sensation of lower limbs impaired, feels the sticking of a pin only when it penetrates deep enough to draw blood; legs always cold, bluish; constipation, haemorrhoids; burning at anus; paralysis vesicae; sexual nisus excited, but power is weak; stitches through the body in jerks; feel sore all over, (<) mornings; headache. (Sulphur of Strychnia and Atropine in fortnightly alternation).

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.