Chorea


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


Aconite [Acon]

After a fright the child remains unnaturally timid; or from unusual fatigue, or from exposure to a very dry cold atmosphere; much trembling of extremities.

Agaricus [Agar]

TRUE CEREBRAL CHOREA, with clonic spasms when awake, quiet when asleep, though jerking when going to sleep; spasmodic motions, from simple involuntary motions and jerks of single muscles to a dancing of the whole body, or ATTACK CROSSWISE (Stramonium), AN UPPER RIGHT AND A LOWER LEFT EXTREMITY, OR VICE VERSA; convulsive condition of the muscles of head and neck, constantly; extreme mobility of lower limbs and the body generally. Frequent nictitation of eyelids; twitchings and spasms of eyeballs; redness of inner canthi of eyes; lachrymation; sensitiveness of lumbar vertebrae, spinal column sensitive to pressure or to a hot sponge; body convulsed, as if a galvanic battery were applied to the spine. Ravenous appetite, but difficulty of swallowing; cervical glands swollen; inarticulate speech; itching of eyelids and of different spots on skin, resembling chilblains; weakness and coldness of limbs; unsteady walk; joints feel as if dislocated; emaciation; IDIOTIC EXPRESSION OF FACE; (<) during approach of a thunderstorm, while awake; (>) while asleep, perfect freedom from all involuntary motion.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Stubborn cases of chorea; uneasiness in legs, changes position of this feet constantly, or walks about to get relief; trembling of limbs and great prostration, with anxious restlessness.

Artemisia-vulgaris [Art-v]

Peevish and inclined to weep; speech unintelligible, can utter but single words and these only with great exertion; froth at the mouth; hunger, but cannot get the food down, swallowing difficult; cannot sit without support or else would be thrown from the chair; to muscular motion at night; after fright or other emotions.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Very sensitive and excitable; all perception of the senses lessened, but not consciousness; grinding of teeth; starting at night; transient griping pains in umbilical region; abdominal pulsations; with twitching of single muscles or convulsive motions of the same; speech unintelligible; tongue white, swollen; constantly chewing and working frothy slime out of the mouth; great disgust for all food; flatus upward and hiccough; constant convulsive TREMOR OF LIMBS, RELIEVED BY THE HANDS OF ANOTHER PERSON; constant change of mind, restlessness, easily confused.

Asterias-rubens [Aster]

Trembling jactitation of both arms and legs; unable to feed herself or to walk; frequent, clear, profuse urine; capricious appetite for highly-seasoned dishes and aversion to meat; itching spots on skin; sensation as if the brain were shaken by electric shocks; from fright or mental depression.

Belladonna [Bell]

Motions of body are generally backward or to and fro; constantly changing emprosthotonos to opisthotonos; boring head into pillow; numbness of fingers; grinding of teeth; moaning; soreness and tenderness of last lumbar vertebrae; flushed face and sore throat. After fright or mental excitement, especially when the flexors are affected and the paroxysms are preceded by numb feeling in muscles, or by a sensation as if a mouse ran over the extremities; dull, heavy, drowsy, stupid; tongue paretic; difficult articulation; violent congestion; throbbing of carotids, dilated pupils, wild look, injected eyes. REFLEX CHOREA FROM DENTITION OR PREGNANCY; EPIDEMIC CHOREA.

Bufo [Bufo]

Stuttering and stammering; gets angry when incoherent speech is not understood; rapidly increasing twitching of all muscles o the body, till all of them are violently, agitated.

Physostigma [Phys]

(Calabar). Chorea of right side; tongue swollen and palsied.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Fright followed by trembling motions of upper and lower limbs; dancing wavelets of light; itching of eyes; patient low-spirited and peevish, (>) from engaging his attention; cannot speak, as he bites his tongue when trying to speak (Conium) twitching of muscles, sometimes only one-sided, trembling of body, falling down, great weariness; feet cold and damp; profuse perspiration on head. During SECOND DENTITION, FROM ONANISM, WORMS, FROM SCROFULOSIS.

Caulophyllum [Caul]

Chorea in young girls with menstrual troubles.

Causticum [Caust]

Scrofulosis. Convulsive movements, especially ON RIGHT SIDE, turns head to the right, with distortion of eyes; tendency to aphonia and other paralytic conditions; dimness of vision; muscles of tongue affected so that speech is thick and words are jerked out; palsy of face; weakness of mind; CHOREA AT NIGHT, distortion, twisting and jerking of limbs preventing sleep; constipation; after suppressed eruption of head; (<) in open air, evenings.

Cedron [Cedr]

Choreic attack in a woman AFTER COITUS; involuntary discharge of faeces and urine; whole body feels numb; respiration affected, with feeling of suffocation.

Chelidonium [Chel]

Congestion to cerebellum; sad and troubled without cause; anxiety, palpitation; loss of appetite, with vertigo and compression of head; paralytic weakness in left thigh and knee when stepping.

Cicuta [Cic]

Twisting and distortion of the limbs; twisting the child into the most curious and frightful contortions, sometimes accompanied by screams. Choreic movements of eyes, face, extremities; of the whole body; difficulty of speech and paresis of muscles; sudden rigidity, with jerking of limbs. CHOREA MAGNA (Laur., Tarent.,

Veratr. vir.).

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Chorea from spinal irritation, from rheumatic and other causes, as from uterine displacements; CARDIAC CHOREA, (<) during menses and from cold air; nervous tremors; twitching, jerking, twisting motions; usually confined to LEFT SIDE; constant mobility; depression of spirits and insomnia; frequent alternation of heat and cold in different parts of the body; great difficulty in swallowing; (<) when following rheumatic fever, during menses or after their suppression; quiet during sleep.

Cina [Cina]

Pale, earthy, yellowish face, eyes starting; object look yellow; choreic motions extend to tongue, OEsophagus and larynx, causing a clucking noise from throat to stomach; gnawing sensation in stomach as from hunger; urine clear or turns milky on standing; clear, red tongue; child outrageously cross and peevish, does not wish to play; twitchings, jerking and distortion of limbs; (<) after dinner, at night by contact or by pressing on parts affected.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Right arm and right leg principally affected; face puffed, somewhat bluish; hands look as if frozen; legs become more and more useless; twitchings of isolated groups of muscles; jerking of eyelids and convulsive motions of eyes; (<) for a while after eating, drinking, sleeping or talking; (>) quite, during sleep.

Chloral [Chlol]

OBSTINATE AND LONG-CONTINUED CHOREA; patient can neither lie nor stand, head, limbs and body being in constant motion and each muscle partaking apparently of irregular action; wakes from disturbed rest, cries out and screams till nearly exhausted and in danger of general convulsions.

Codeinum [Cod]

Spasmodic twitching of upper and lower extremities; sudden twitchings during sleep, so violent as to awaken him in affright; frightful dreams.

Crocus [Croc]

CHOREA EVERY SEVEN DAYS; jerking in muscles; contractions of single sets of muscles; jumping, dancing, laughing, desire to kiss everybody; changeable disposition, with sudden alternation of excessive happiness, affection or rage; music affects her, but given no relief (HYSTERIC CHOREA); congestion to the head with epistaxis of dark and stringy blood; suppressed menses; (<) every evening; (>) from profuse epistaxis.

Crot. [Crot-h]

Chorea, especially when it can be traced to anything SEPTIC or TOXAEMIC, or even if tautogenetic, as in rheumatic, albuminuric or amenorrhoeic subjects, nervousness and depression of spirits; irritable, cross; infuriated by lest annoyance; starting, jerking, trembling and unsteadiness of limbs; easily tried by least exertion; (<) after sleep.

Cuprum [Cupr]

PERIODICAL CHOREA, irregular movements commencing in fingers and toes, or in one arm and spreading all over the body, twitchings often confined to one side; terrible contortions and awkward movements accompanied by laughter, grimaces; exaltations and ecstasies; melancholy and dread of society; painful attacks, cramps in calves; inability to speak or only imperfectly; sudden piercing cries; distortion of mouth and eyes; cases of repercussed eruptions. Paralysis after chorea; (<) after fright, from motion; (>) lying down.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Chorea following or being allied to rheumatism; trembling in all the limbs; weakness of external recti; smoky appearance before eyes; control of the limbs gradually waning, cannot direct their movements with precision; cold hands and feet; hysteria.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

RESULT OF LONG AND DEBILITATING DISEASES, as typhoid; every muscle of the body twitches and is thrown about, from the eyes to the toes; head seems to fall from side to side, with silly expression; throwing abut of the arms; abnormal impression of distances, misses what he reaches for; tottering gait; great agitation and loquacity; laughs at everything, very talkative, or loss of speech; does not want to be clothed or covered; tendency to idiocy.

Ignatia [Ign]

EMOTIONAL CHOREA, especially from grief or fright, with sighing and sobbing; vacillating gait; liable to stumble and fall over small objects; trembling and twitching of various muscles; precipitate volition; asthenopia, deficient action in eye muscles; (<) after eating, especially after dinner; (>) while lying on back; in children and young girls from fear of or after punishment.

Iodum [Iod]

ABDOMINAL REFLEX CHOREA; uneasiness in limbs and nervousness, with tremor gastric region to periphery; trembling of extremities, hands, fingers and eyelids; vacillating, unsteady gait; inability to move the hand to the mouth in a straight line; violent spasms in back and feet, with convulsive twitchings of feet and arms; pains on moving the body; hurried, small, wiry pulse; during rest the parts can be kept quiet; sadness and lowness of spirits, particularly during digestion.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

Acts like a crazy person; trembling of hands; gait unsteady; irregular staggering, as if drunk; incoordination of muscles, restlessness, fitfulness of motion with giddiness.

Laurocerasus [Laur]

EMOTIONAL CHOREA, especially after fright; fearful contortions and jactitations when awake; restless sleep; violent and destructive motions, can neither sit, stand nor lie down on account of the incessant motions; clonic spasms of all the limbs, with paralytic weakness; idiotic expression of face, sunken features, with livid, grayish-yellow complexion; speech indistinct, angry at not being understood; tears the clothing, strikes at everything; spasmodic deglutition; unusual appetite; gasping for breath; cold, clammy feet up to the knees; emaciation.

Lilium-tigr [Lil-t]

Convulsive contractions of almost all the muscles of the body, and a feeling as if she would be crazy if she did not hold herself tightly; spasmodic contraction of ciliary muscles; tired feeling in eyes; UTERINE AND OVARIAN CHOREA. (Cimicif.)

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Involuntary alternate extension and contraction of muscles; on awaking; cross, kicks, scolds, or awakens terrified, as if dreaming; on awaking at night; great fermentation in abdomen; incarcerated flatus; trembling and jerking in extremities; red sand in urine or urine leaves a red stain; constipation.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Twitching all over body during waking hours, (>) during sleep; (<) at stool and by emotions; jerking of mouth, snapping of eyelids, unintelligible speech; heart’s action accelerated.

Mygale [Mygal]

Uncomplicated cases; head often jerked to one side, usually to the right, twitching and jerking of right arm and leg; patient attempts to put the hand up to his head when it is violently jerked backward; facial muscles distorted; arms and legs in constant motion; unable to dress without assistance; mouth and eyes open and shut in rapid succession; convulsive moments of limbs; and eyes open and shut in rapid succession; convulsive movements; of limbs; in attempting to control the involuntary movements he loses his breath until a deep inspiration is taken; pain in knees when walking and drags the legs; putting out of the tongue with difficulty; grating of teeth at night; low-spirited and depressed; (<) mornings.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Chronic cases after fright or suppression of eruptions on face; paroxysms of jumping high up regardless of obstructions and thus hurting himself, or mere jerking of the right side and the head; weakness of internal recti (Rhododendron); (<) during full moon.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

SPINAL CHOREA, with sensation of numbness in affected muscles; crawling sensation in affected parts; unsteady gait, feet drag; movements renewed by the least touch, but relieved by firm, steady pressure; poor appetite, constipation; (<) mornings, from high living. (Cocc. follows well where paralysis remains).

Opium [Op]

Emotional chorea; trembling of head, arms and hands; arms are thrown out at right angles with the body and spasmodic jerking of the flexors; convulsive movements of one or other arm to fro; TWITCHINGS CONTINUE DURING SLEEP.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]

Great weakness and prostration; jactitation of the muscles, especially in lower limbs, anaesthesia; urine milky-looking and loaded with phosphates.

Phosphorus [Phos]

CHOREA IN CHILDREN WHO GROW TOO FAST, are very weak and walk as if paralyzed, they feel always weary and tired out; twitching of limbs.

Psorinum [Psor]

After failure of Sulph. and other indicated drugs.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Chorea in young girls at the age of puberty, whether gonorrhoea or dysmenorrhoea.

Rhododendron [Rhod]

Paroxysmal chorea, left arm, leg or face; (<) on approach of a storm; weakness of internal recti; spasmodic contraction of eyelids.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

CHOREA FROM A COLD BATH, getting drenched in a rainstorm or after suppression of measles; twitchings in extremities; unsteadiness and vacillation when attempting to stand or walk.

Scutellaria [Scut]

Hysteric chorea; nightly restlessness with frightful dreams; during the day, twitching and tremulousness of all the muscles.

Secale [Sec]

Spasmodic twitching beginning in the muscles of face (Cuprum in fingers and toes) and spreading over whole body, sometimes increasing to jumping and dancing; distortions of either a frightful or ludicrous character; spasms attack muscles of chest and diaphragm, causing loss of breath; spasm worst when affecting abdominal muscles and painful; convulsive starts, with the fingers spread out.

Sepia [Sep]

Convulsive motions of head and limbs; when talking (stammering) jerking of facial muscles; general muscular agitation; desire to change constantly place and position. Ringworm-like eruptions on skin every spring. Uterine chorea with menstrual irregularities; (>) after menses and after a thunderstorm.

Silicea [Sil]

VERMINOUS IRRITATIONS, especially from ascarides; distorted eyes, pale face, canine hunger, irritation of nostrils, constipation; oedema of face and extremities, great thirst; sleep disturbed by frightful dreams; foot-sweat of disagreeable odor.

Simaruba [Sima]

Chronic movements resulting from irritation of genital organs, as post-coitum.

Sticta-pulm [Stict]

Chorea complicated with hysteria, movements confined to lower extremities, (<) evenings; feet and legs jump and dance about in spite of the efforts to prevent them; sensation as if the legs were floating in the air when lying down.

Stramonium [Stram]

MANIA SALTATORIA; movements characterized by great violence and affecting the parts of body crosswise (Agaricus), or or the upper extremities, or isolated groups of muscles, of affecting the whole body, producing the most grotesque leaps, motions and gestures, rotates arms, claps hands over head. Full of fear, strange and inconsistent fancies; motions all rapid, runs as fast as possible, attacks preceded by formication of limbs and melancholy; diplopia; (<) at night, in dark place or dark room, during equinoxes, after fright or care. It may finally lead to idiocy.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Chronic cases, after suppressed eruption or where the skin is full of eruptions, itching (<) in warmth; frequent, spasmodic jerking of whole body, tremor of hands, unsteady gait. Peevish, irritable, obstinate, faint and hungry towards noon; soles of feet burn at night so that pressure on something cold relieves.

Sumbul [Sumb]

Constant jerking of head and limbs, with protrusion of tongue; happy disposition, smiles all the time; idiotic expression; fear of becoming insane; vomiting of food and constipation; voracious appetite.

Tarentula-hisp [Tarent]

CHOREA MAJOR with necessity for continual motion; trembling of whole body, movements irregular and violent, sometimes cannot speak, swallow, sit, stand or walk, but must constantly lie down; motions especially affect right arm and left leg; NOCTURNAL CHOREA, contortions not ceasing even at night; sometimes only right side affected; can run better than walk; vertigo and fainting; oppression in cardiac region; praecordial anxiety and fear of impending death; contraction and painful rigidity of some muscles; (<) from pressure and touch; (>) from diversion, especially music; feels best in bed.

Thuja [Thuj]

Sycosis. Craving appetite; hair dry; soreness of corners mouth; ill-humored and obstinate; laughs without cause; violent spasmodic twitching and prattling of unintelligible words,

followed by sleep.

Veratrum-vir [Verat-v]

CHOREA MAGNA with extremely severe convulsive action; must violent distortions of the body, universal, UNAFFECTED BY SLEEP; lips covered with foam; inability to swallow; wakes up by continual chattering of teeth during sleep; intense sexual excitement, convulsions like electric shocks, opisthotonos.

Zincum-met [Zinc]

Chronic chorea, (<) after dinner, towards evening, after drinking wine and DURING REST; great depression of spirits; twitching in various muscles; whole body jerks during sleep; starting and rolling from side to side on waking; cries out as if frightened; feet fidgety (Stict.) and constantly moved while in bed; (<) from exercise. Chorea much affecting the general health, caused by fright or suppressed eruptions.

Zincum-sulph [Zinc-s]

Her whole trunk, facial muscles and all her limbs kept up a continual dancing movement, so that she was unable to eat, walk or life.

Zizia-aurea [Ziz]

Chorea with twitchings during sleep (Agaricus when going to sleep); spasmodic movements of the muscles of face and extremities, (<) by movement, noise, light or contact.

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.