2007 July

Introduction for CVA approach

by Pawan Pareek MD
Maximizing the use of Homeopathy in a CerebroVascular Accident

A stroke is damage to part of the brain when its blood supply is suddenly reduced or
stopped. A stroke may also be called a cerebral vascular accident, or CVA.


Figure pituitary-apoplexy pituitary-apoplexy


History:

Over 2,400 years ago apoplexy, from the Greek word meaning "struck down with violence,” first appeared in Hippocratic writings to describe stroke symptoms. In 1658, in his apoplexia, Johann Jacob Wepfer identified the main arteries supplying the brain, the vertebral and carotid arteries. He identified the cause of ischemic stroke when he suggested that apoplexy might be caused by a blockage to those vessels.


Statistics:

About 80% of all strokes are ischaemic.
More than 20 million people worldwide suffer from strokes each year.
More women than men have strokes.
Approximately 70% of people who have a stroke are over the age of 65 years.


Stress and stroke:

Continous tension stimulates the adrenal gland to secrete harmful substances like adrenalin and cortisol in blood circulation. Significant emotional stress has also been associated with heart attack, stroke, increased risk of abnormal heart rhythms and higher levels of cholesterol, thereby a higher incidence of coronary artery disease.


Different faces of stress:

Anger, anxiety and hostility are toxic for our health. Nervousness, fear and worry reduces life to ashes. Stress leads to stroke, hypertension, diabetes and doubles the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Stress leads to alcoholism and smoking which hastens arteriosclerosis.


Complications of stroke:

Disability affects 75% of stroke survivors.
If the stroke is severe enough, coma or death can result.
Physical disabilities of stroke include paralysis, pressure sores, pneumonia, incontinence, and pain.
30 to 50% of stroke survivors suffer post stroke depression which is treated with antidepressants.


Figure cva-ischemia cva-ischemia


Modern approach:

Early use of anticoagulants to minimize blood clotting.
Treatment of blood pressure.
Controlling the glucose level may minimize the size of a stroke.
Oxygen is given as needed.


Homeopathic approach:

Unconsciousness is only a symptom, it is the external tangible manifestation of the dynamic derangement of the vital force.
Uncommon and peculiar symptoms denote the individuality of the patient and are the basis of homeopathic prescription.
We have to attach great importance to the mental symptoms while treating cases of cerebrovascular accidents.
The mental symptoms of homeopathic drugs have been beautifully depicted in the Materia Medica and repertory.


Important remedies:

AONITE NAP, ARNICA MONTANA, BARYTA CARB, BOTHROPS LANC.,
CUPRUM MET., LACHESIS, OPIUM, PLUMBUM MET, STRONTIA CARB, and ZINCUM MET.


Intermediate remedies:

ARSENICUM ALB, BELLADONNA, CALENDULA, GLONOINE, GELSEMIUM, IGNATIA, NATRUM MUR.


Organ oriented remedies:

CRATEGUS OXYCAN, RAUWOLFIA SER, ARJUNA TERMINALIA.


Figure Bothrops Bothrops


Dr. Pawan Pareek
drpawanpareek@rediffmail.com

Categories: Theory
Keywords: cerebrovascular accident, aonite nap, arnica montana, baryta carb, bothrops lanc, cuprum met, lachesis, opium, plumbum met, strontia carb, zincum met, arsenicum alb, belladonna, calenduyla, glonoine, gelsemium, ignatia, natrium mur, crategus oxycan, rauwolfia ser, arjuna terminalia
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Reply #3 on : Wed January 02, 2013, 12:09:21
My teacher always advice us to start with Arnica 1MM and Opium 1M in alternation. Sometime in CM. I also seen many patients who just recover from this approach.

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Reply #2 on : Wed August 17, 2011, 02:34:03
In addition to above list of mediicnes, If Ginko Biloba-Q is added it might be near complete one! Since it might help in supply of additional oxygen.

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Reply #1 on : Tue December 01, 2009, 06:18:53
Strokes are a heterogeneous group of disorders involving sudden, focal interruption of cerebral blood flow that causes neurologic deficit. Strokes can be ischemic (80%), typically resulting from thrombosis or embolism, or hemorrhagic (<a href="http://www.testking.com/70-680.htm">70-680</a>), resulting from vascular rupture (eg, subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage). Stroke symptoms lasting < 1 h are termed a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Strokes damage brain tissue; TIAs often do not, and when damage occurs, it is less extensive than that due to strokes. In Western countries, stroke is the 3rd most common cause of death and the most common cause of neurologic disability.

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