<Brain Attack>HOMOEOPATHIC ANALYTICAL APPROACH
Dr.K.Ram Kumar M.D(Hom)
Senior Medical Officer
Directorate of AYUSH
Govt of NCT of Delhi.
The rapid onset of focal neurological deficit,
resulting from diseases of the Cerebral vasculature
and its contents.
Diseases of the Cerebral blood vessels are the
third most common cause of death next to
Ischaemic Heart Disease and Cancer.
Cerebrovascular disease can cause death and
Ischemia from occlusion of blood vessels
(producing Cerebral Ischaemia and Infarction.)
Or Hemorrhage through their
Ruptured Aneurysm in the young
Hypertensive Cerebral hemorrhage in the elderly
Lacunar infarcts are deep, small multiple wedge-shaped
Heart failure, Atrial
High alcohol intake
Positive family history
Complete, if the focal neurological deficit is
persistent and not worsening.
Transient (TIA) if the focal neurological
deficit recovers within 24 hours.
Evolving if the focal neurological deficit
continues to worsen after about 6 hours from
FEATURES IN DIFFERENT ARTERIAL TERRITORIES
AND RELEVANT DRUGS:
Most of the
, speech &
Hemi paresis (face& HYOS(deaf
aHemianopia rarely. BARYTA-M
ANTERIO Motor areas
esp. for legs.
arm & face)
Incontinence urine &
POSTERIO Mid brain
Sensory loss to all
(spontaneous burning pain)
Vertigo, Dizziness, Ataxia,
Nystagmus, Facial weakness /
numbness, Bilateral sensory
symptoms, Loss of
Contra lateral Hemiplegia,
Deep coma, Hyper pyrexia,
-H/o- Head injury
-- Involuntary evacuations from
bladder and bowels
--pulse full,strong, stertorus breathing
--Arnica 30,for dissolving blood clots
•-Ruputure of vessels & consequent symptoms of
extravasation of blood into the cerebral subatance
•-One- sided paralysis, with stertorus breathing ,
•-Tetanic rigidity of the body
•-Face mottled, purple or hot, hot sweat.
•-In Drunkards, followed well by Nux-vom
•-Opium follows Bell in apoplexy.
Indicated in the high arterial tension and co-existing
Monoplegia ( affecting one arm or leg)
Shiny skin & Cold extremities
•-Apoplexy ,stupor, when Opium is sufficiently similar
to remove the cerebral congestion which always
surrounds the apoplectic clot, Plumbum may follow.
-Cerebral Tumours and Cerebral Sclerosis
-Paralytic weakness of Oneside of the body
-Paralysis of muscles (lt.sided)—atrophy
-Violent pain in the Paralysed parts &
Hyperesthesia of normal side.
In Sub-arachnoid haemorrhage
•-Nervous affections of Cigar makers
•-Threatened & actual apoplectic seizure
•-The symptoms are
Twitching of the single muscles
•-Dizziness, drowsiness, dullness & trembling
• Indicated not for congestion, exudation but for the
Remote symptoms, when, after absorption of the
effused blood has taken place, there still remains
paralysis of the opposite side of the body.
• Right-sided paralysis
• Paralysis of Single parts
• Incontinence (Hyos)
• Contracture of the affected parts.
It affects the voluntary muscles rather than the
Face red & hot
Eyes closed, with the balls constantly rolling
Breathing with out noise
Left or Right extremities paralysed;
after night watching & exhaustion.
-- Bleeding disorders
Right –sided paralysis
Apoplexy when it occurs suddenly without
Patient falls suddenly into a comatose state
out of which he cannot be aroused;
Cold moist skin
Convulsion of the muscles of the face.
• After Liquor, Emotion
• Left-sided paralysis
• Cannot bear anything around neck
• When Conscious talks abruptly
• Falls with a scream
• Involuntary defecation & urination
• Inability to swallow
• Twitching, jerking of all muscles of
• Loss of Memory
• In After-effects of Cerebro Vascular Accidents
• In old people
• Behaves Childish .
• Paralysis of tongue, speech imperfect
• Mental function unimpaired
• Paralysis of lower jaw,lower limb
• Retention of urine
• In drunkards, followed by Opium.
• Senses are affected after attack
• Fidgety feeling in feet,
must move them constantly
• From fright
• Fear, Anxiety, restless
• Dry & hot skin
• Red bloated face
• Headache > by warmth
• Dilated Pupil
• Loss of sight , smell, speech
• Nausea & Vomiting
• Quick bounding pulse
• Thick speech
• Red streaked down the middle of tongue.
Hemiplegia with Aphasia
-- Bothrops, Cench
Rt.Hemiplegia with Aphasia -- Bothrops, Cantharis,
Lt.Hemiplegia with Aphasia -- Baryta-mur
Lt. Hemiplegia after hemorrhage – Curare
Lt.upper limb(monoplegia) – Ars.alb
For Lacunar Strokes – Caust, Curare, Plum-met
Aphasia due to Embolism of Middle cerebral artery :
Apoplexy followed by idiocy – Helleborus
Apoplexy in drunkards
-- Opium, Nux-vom, Sepia.
when coma fails to yield to Opium – Apis.mel
Apoplexy after excitement --Stannum
APOPLEXY: due to
Sudden fright – Acon, Opium
- Coff, Opium
Suppression of menses – Nux-v, Puls
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The effort made in this work is not merely to arrive at any conclusion
regarding the scope of homoeopathic doctrine over cerebro vascular
diseases alone. It is also to infuse interest into the future researches in
homoeopathy confined to various remedies belonging to the materia medica
to show a delicate focus in the study of individual clinical conditions. in
doing such works in future a better understanding of the armamentarium of
homoeopathic materia medica will be obtained.these efforts correspondingly
A better understanding of the hidden symptoms in our vast materia
medica could be explored.
. A better approach in several clinical conditions by which, the
therapeutic value of Homoeopathic materia medica gets enriched.