Progressive Bulbar Palsy Homeopathy Remedy
Progressive bulbar palsy is progressive paralysis and atrophy of the muscles of the lips, tongue, mouth, pharynx and larynx. It is a chronic, fatal disease. Aphasia occurs due to acute or chronic forms of bulbar palsy. Speech, swallowing and respiratory functions may be affected.
Lesions on the motor nuclei of lower brain-stem. Generally seen in patients with multiple sclerosis. Cerebral hemorrhage or thrombosis. Embolism.
Sudden or chronic loss of the ability to articulate or there may be confusion of words. Difficulty of deglutition.
Anacardium orientate; Arnica montana; Causticum; Cheli-donium majus; Lycopodium davatum.
Anacardium orientate: Patient feels as if there is a plug blocking the throat, mouth or tongue, so that the speech is not enunciated correctly and the tongue cannot function properly. Patient generally feels better after meals.
Arnica montana: Often helpful when the aphasia follows immediately after an acute stroke, and is helpful at an early stage of the condition in general. When there is a blood clot, Arnica will help to organise it. orientate: Causticum: When due to paralysis of muscles of both phonation and degluttition.
Chelidonium majus: This is a very useful remedy, especially when there is associated deafness.
Gelsemium sempervirens: The tongue feels thick, paralysed, slow and non-responsive to the mind and the impulse to speak. Patient is very irritable and words are enunciated disjointedly.
Kalium bromatum: The patient is confused and fearful. Complete loss of memory, unintelligible; words are disjointed, wrongly used and out of place; patient is agitated and is fearful of being left alone.
Lycopodium clavatum: Helpful when words can be pronounced slowly only with the greatest difficulty.