Homeopathic Treatment for Hyperkinetic Movement Disorder, Causes, Symptoms, in Child or Adults

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders, Types And Amp; Its Homoeopathic Therapeutics

With the help of this Article you can Know More About Homeopathic Treatment for Hyperkinetic Movement Disorder, Causes, Symptoms, in Child or Adults.
Dr.Shwetha Bhat
Assistant Professor
Department Of Practice of Medicine.
Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital
Deralakatte, Mangaluru 575018
Hyperkinetic movements as any unwanted excess movement.
Hypertonia is abnormally increased resistance to externally imposed movement . Negative signs are insufficient muscle activity or insufficient control of muscle activity .

Hyperkinetic signs differ from hypertonia because hypertonia is appreciated only during movement imposed by the examiner (passive movement), whereas hyperkinetic movements are appreciated during movements made (voluntarily or involuntarily) by the child (active movement). Hyperkinetic signs differ from negative signs because excessive movement or muscle activity is present with hyperkinetic movements. Thus hyperkinetic movements constitute a distinct category of motor disorder in children. Hyperkinetic movements, negative signs, and hypertonia may be present in the same child.

Hyperkinetic movements disorders are among the motor abnormalities associated with the concept of “extrapyramidal” movement disorders in adults. While its recognized that the use of the term “extrapyramidal” has historical significance and is common in the literature, it is important to note that this term has only a weak link to the neuroanatomic localization of motor disorders in children and adults. Its not recommend to use the term “extrapyramidal” to describe movement disorders in children.
Types of hyperkinetic movement disorders
“A movement disorder in which involuntary sustained or intermittent muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements, abnormal postures, or both
Chorea is an ongoing random-appearing sequence of one or more discrete involuntary movements or movement fragments.
Athetosis is a slow, continuous, involuntary writhing movement that prevents maintenance of a stable posture.
Myoclonus is a sequence of repeated, often non-rhythmic, brief shock-like jerks due to sudden involuntary contraction or relaxation of one or more muscles.
Tremor is a rhythmic back-and-forth or oscillating involuntary movement about a joint axis.
Tics are repeated, individually recognizable, intermittent movements or movement fragments that are almost always briefly suppressible and are usually associated with awareness of an urge to perform the movement.
Stereotypies are repetitive, simple movements that can be voluntarily suppressed.
Homoeopathic therapeutics for hyperkinetic movement disorders

Lolium temulentum
• Gait unsteady.
• Trembling of all limbs.
• Loss of power in extremities.
• Violent pain in calves, as if bound with cords.
• Cold extremities.
• Spasmodic motions of arms and legs.
• Cannot write; cannot hold a glass of water.
• Trembling of hands
• In paralysis.
Duboisia myoporoides (dubo-m.) (Corkwood Elm)
• Acts chiefly on the nervous system, eyes, upper respiratory
• Locomotor ataxia.
• Sensation as if stepping on empty space.
• Head.-Impossible to stand with eyes shut.
• Tendency to fall backwards.
• Extremities.
• Loss of power in limbs
• Staggers- feels as if he stepped on empty space.
• Trembling, numbness and weakness.
• Motor restlessness of insane.
• (Has been used as a substitute for atropia in doses of 1-20 of a grain hypodermically.)
Mygale lasiodora (Black cuban spider)
• Chorea
• Uncontrollable movements of arms and legs
• Constant motion of whole body
• Head jerking from one side to other
• Twitching of facial muscles
•  During sleep
• Chorea
• Spinal irritability
• Chorea
• Twitching and jerking
• Extra ordinary contractions
• Restlessness
• Open air
• Motor paralysis
• Lack of muscle contraction
• Writer’s cramp
• Cramp in muscles of forearm
• Paralysis of various group of muscles of eyes, throat, chest, larynx, sphinter
• Continued motion
• Spinal irritability
• Stumbling gait
• Uncertainty in walking
• Chorea from simple motion and jerks of single muscles to dancing of whole body
• Grimaces and twitching
• Twitching of facial muscles
• Cerebral depression
• Paralysis of brain
• Chorea from suppressed eruptions, fright
• Fidgety of feet / lower extremities
• Must move them constantly
• Steps with entire sole or foot on the floor
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About the author

Dr Shwetha Bhat

B.H.M.S., M.D (Hom) Practice of Medicine,
working as Assistant professor Father muller homoeopathic medical college and hospital, for the past 2 years as well as having my own
private practice for the past 5 years