HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPY IN SOME NERVE DISEASES


Marriage of epileptics is to be dissuaded, not only because of the false opinion of relatives regarding harmful results from sexual abstinence, but mainly because epilepsy is a degenerative, progressive, transmissible disease, hence propagation of such individuals should be prevented as much as possible, not to mention the many other dangers and cares which threaten such unions.


From his Nerve Diseases, published by Johannes Sontag, Regensburg, translated by S. W. S.

EPILEPSY.

Acidum hydrocyanicum 6x.: Indicated in grave cases with icy coldness. Consciousness is disturbed and memory weakened. Spasms of pharyngeal muscles is prominent. In poisoning we see the picture of attacks similar to epilepsy.

Aethusa cynapium 3x.: Reflex spasms in children with primary or secondary gastrointestinal symptoms (dentition).

Agaricus muscarius 6x. to 30x.: The attack begins with twitching of single muscle groups of face or fingers, preceded by a sensation of a cool air current coming from the back, or prickling or formication in single extremities. Also in attack- free periods circumscribed twitchings is noted, e.g., eyelids. The seizures are usually not severe.

Antimonium tartaricum 6x.: The jerkings and epileptic attacks are often associated with inflammation and serous exudation of the meninges and general cerebral hyperemia; spells are frequently followed by stupor or excitation to delirium, and there may be nausea and vomiting.

Apis mellifica 6x. to 30x.: Here also the meningeal and hydrocephaloid irritation are causative.

Argentum nitricum 6x. to 30x.: Important indications are restlessness and tremulous conditions before an attack, as also dilated pupils and connection with menstruation during which the spells occur. Following there may be mental disturbances to aggressive delirium. Sensation of enlargement in head is characteristic for this remedy which he has close connection with the central nervous system.

Arnica 3x. to 30x.: Is especially indicated in traumatic epilepsy, or also in epilepsy from arteriosclerosis.

Artemisia absinthium 3x.: Its poisoning causes serious nerve disturbances like epilepsy. Multiple attacks alternating with pauses; seizures are tonic as well as clonic in character, and also like petit mal, which latter are especially reported in which the psyche suffers intellectually.

Artemisia vulgaris 3x.: It is mentioned by most authorities and has cumulative attacks similar to the preceding remedy. It is especially indicated where they occur after violent mental emotion which may have been causative in suppressed menstruation.

The spells may be accompanied by ill smelling perspiration. It is recommended for epilepsy of children.

Atropinum sulphuricum: See Belladonna.

Baryta carbonica 30X: Must be remembered in arteriosclerotic epilepsy.

Belladonna 6X. to 30X.: Congestion to brain with intensely red face are prominent. Mental emotion, dentition and suppressed skin eruptions seem to play a role. It is especially indicated in fresh cases. The brain irritation manifests itself also in night fear. Always it concerns plethoric persons. Every touch aggravates the attacks.

Bufo 30X.: Epilepsy in the wake of inflammatory brain conditions in children, but a role is also played by reflexes from worms or from sexual organs (menstruation, sexual intercourse, masturbation and disturbed generative power). Moon changes are supposed to favor appearance of attacks.

Calcarea carbonica 10X. to 30X.: Must be remembered as a constitutional remedy after previous rachitis or scrofulosis; especially indicated in childrens cramps during puberty (anaemia). Chronically suppressed discharges are accused as causative, as also mental emotions. As especially characteristic is mentioned the sensation as if a mouse were running along arm. Full moon and solstice said to be times of aggravation. Special attention must be paid to a basic dyscrasia. Diarrhoea or copious menses are not rare.

Calcarea phosphorica 10X. to 30X.: It is similar to the former, only characteristically modified by the phosphor component.

Camphora 3X.: Recommended as prophylactic in epilepsy. It is especially to be remembered in brain affections.

Caulophyllum 3X.: Has reflex attacks from the uterus.

Causticum: 10X. to 30X.: An antipsoric remedy indicated by previous suppression of skin diseases. Menstruation is profuse especially at puberty; acne; constipation may be a contributory cause, as also fright. It is a remedy for chronic cases.

Chamomilla 4X. to 30X.: It is indicated in reflex attacks especially in nervous, irritable persons, prominently in children during dentition (sometimes with diarrhoea), or in women in child-bed.

Anger and colds may bring on spells. Characteristic is one cheek red, the other pale.

Cicuta virosa 4X.: Its proving gives a typical picture of epilepsy with purplish face; unconsciousness; biting or tongue; attack followed by severe exhaustion. It is also of value in eclampsia of infants and during pregnancy, as also in attacks during delivery and the lying-in period. All convulsions a very severe.

Alexander Zweig
Zweig, Alexander 1881-1934
Alexander Zweig (born June 11, 1881 in Oels [1] , † July 1, 1934 Hirschberg ) was a German physician, homeopath and medical writer.
In 1906 Zweig settled as a practical doctor in the Silesian Hirschberg, where he finally became the owner of his own sanatorium. In addition to his work as a doctor, Zweig did well as a medical writer: Until the 1930s, he published a number of medical reference books and guides.
Author of :
Nervous Diseases: A homeopathic-clinical compendium of the most important nerve diseases. J. Sunday, Regensburg 1927.
Small Vademecum: Introduction to Homeopathy. Willmar Schwabe, Leipzig 1927.
Instructions for the study of practical homeopathy for physicians. J. Sunday, Regensburg 1927.
Local spasm forms (employment spasm, swallowing, calf cramp) and their treatment. Dr. Madaus & Co., Radebeul 1929.
Soul disease. Dr. Madaus & Co., Radebeul 1930.
Allergic diseases and their homeopathic treatment. O. Enslin, Berlin 1930.