April, 2017 |23
Industry experts suggest that homeopathic remedies could be a holistic treatment option for those with Parkinson’s Disease.
According to Dr. Shreepad Khedekar, MD, a holistic remedy known as Conium could aid in the management of Parkinson’s symptoms. While Parkinson’s cannot be cured, holistic medicine has been shown to slow down the degenerative process od the disease.
“Early symptoms of Parkinson’s such as change in handwriting can be treated in totality with the help of homeopathy.”
“A male patient came to me with chief complaint of change in handwriting diagnosed as early Parkinsonism. We put him on Conium in order to treat him. Subsequent follow ups showed improvement in his condition,” he adds.
Conium, also known as poison hemlock, causes ascending paralysis at full strength. In this situation, it was used to aid with the intense trembling that is part and parcel of Parkinson’s disease—in its diluted form, this plant produces stability of the muscles.
Allopathic treatment options for Parkinson’s disease include Levodopa, Apomorphine, Glutamate antagonists, Anticholinergics, COMT inhibitors, and MAO-B inhibitors. In addition, surgical intervention and deep brain stimulation (DBS) are also commonly used.
However, these allopathic options can be extremely invasive, and may cause unwanted side effects. Because of this, homeopathic remedies may be extremely useful for older patients, who would like to avoid surgeries and harsh pharmaceuticals.