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.

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.