Children diseases – Infantile spinal paralysis

Homeopathy treatment for Children diseases – Infantile spinal paralysis from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Children diseases – Infantile spinal paralysis…

Aluminium [Alum]

Loss of sensibility in lower extremities; aversion to motion; cold feet, followed by burning under toes; when trying to walk, great weakness and uncertainly in lower limbs, has to be led; slow, tottering gait.

Arnica [Arn]

After injuries or intermittent fevers, from concussion of spine, (<) in damp, cold weather.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Excessive weakness of atrophied limbs, pains least felt when moving the paretic part.

Causticum [Caust]

One-sided paralysis; tension and shortening of the muscles, sensibility mostly intact; catarrhal and rheumatic condition.

Cina [Cina]

Craving, unnatural appetite; paraplegia; child may be otherwise well or weak, pale and sickly, with constant restlessness.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Paralytic affections originating in small of back after taking cold, with cold feeling of extremities; great weakness; aching of limbs, feeling of weight in feet; it acts chiefly upon those portions of the nervous system which control muscular movements; anaemic states.

Conium [Con]

Upward, progressing paralysis; PARESIS AFTER SEVERE ACUTE DISEASES; weakness of legs, staggering gait; painless lameness; muscular paralysis without spasms.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Loss of motion, but not of sensation; muscles weak, will not obey the will; tired feeling of mind and body; sensation of heaviness in limbs; temporarily (>) from stimulants.

Graphites [Graph]

Paresis and emaciation without perceptible cause; coldness and numbness of extremities from below upward.

Lathyrus [Lath]

Paresis of lower extremities, with tremulous, tottering gait, sensibility remaining intact or even increased; no pains; emaciation of affected parts, (<) in rainy weather when standing or walking, (>) lying down.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Incomplete paralysis; motion impeded by painful twitchings, with coldness and numbness of the parts; great nervous debility.

Physostigma [Phys]

Feeling of great weakness along the whole length of spine and in lower extremities; trembling of body; slight exertion causes great weakness; intellect normal.

Plumbum [Plb]

General or partial paralysis, with wasting of muscular tissue and intact sensibility; obstinate constipation; hands and feet cold; total want of sweat.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

In consequence of getting wet; painful stiffness with numbness and tingling; cold feet; paralysis of one leg or of one arm, sensation not much impaired.

Silicea [Sil]

Paralysis from defective nutrition of the nervous system; over- susceptibility to nervous stimuli; trembling of legs, as if he had lost all power over them.

Stannum [Stann]

Paralyzed parts are constantly moist from perspiration.

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.