Homeopathy and Homeopathic Drainage for A.D.H.D, by Michel Bouko Levy, MD (Part 1)

No doubt that psychotropic drugs present severe side-effects. These dangerous drugs should be banished from family pediatrics and only reserved to some psychiatric patients under specialist care. Chemical control is a straitjacket to contain expressing energy. A child has a huge potential, both physically and mentally, to adapt to environmental stresses. Always keep that in mind. An hyperactive child is a perfect field action for homeopathic remedies, as they act fast and without any side-effects and will permit a progressive severing from hard drugs.

ADHD is a neurobiological disorder with symptoms to note all along the medical consultation. Many children present nervous pathologies similar to homeopathic remedies, giving a solid base to build the prescription. The treatment will consider day and night behavior and might associate several nictemeral remedies.

In some neuro-psychiatric cases, the main clew lies in the General symptoms: temperature, pain, sensations, appetite, aversions, desires, thirst, sweat, sleep, dreams, sexuality, etc. Modalities are a safe lighthouse when present in at least 3 organs with General modalities: periodicity, heat, cold, consolation, distraction, etc. Local symptoms presenting a General modality are to be considered as General symptom: diarrhea from milk, periodical hay fever, palpitations < heat and > fresh open air, twitching changing place, asthma by itself, etc.

The potencies to use start from 4CH to 9CH – 3 to 5 granules 1 to 3 times a day and as needed – to higher potencies in dose less often from 15CH to LMK. Drops are easy to handle and of great help in some chronic cases.

PART 1 – CRAMPS AND SPASMS

ABDOMINAL MUSCLES

> bending forwards

  • Oversensitive in general, child, adolescent, nervous regulator: MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA
  • Related to anger, indignation and injustice feeling, schooling: COLOCYNTHIS

With extreme restlessness

  • Colic sudden and intermittent, cyanosis of face and lips, dry asthma: CUPRUM
  • Peri-umbilical pains in peevish children, awkward, insomnia, oxyuriasis: CINA 15CH
  • Screaming with colic and diarrhea during night, teething, insomnia: JALAPA 15CH

EXTREMITIES

Essential remedies

  • Painful changing place, abdomen, limbs, emotional: MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA 7CH
  • Painless spasms, upper part of body and face, night terrors: STRAMONIUM 9CH
  • Restless hands and fingers, weeping fits, night terrors: KALIUM BROMATUM 9CH
  • Violent painful, Chvostek sign, abdomen, thumb, lower limbs and toes: CUPRUM 4CH

Hand, while writing
AMBRA, ANACARDIUM, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, CAUSTICUM, CIMICIFUGA, CUPRUM, CYCLAMEN, GELSEMIUM, MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA, NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM, RUTA, STANNUM

Fingers
ARGENTUM NITRICUM, ARNICA, CHELIDONIUM, CICUTA, CINA, COCCULUS, CUPRUM, HELLEBORUS, MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA, MERCURIUS, NATRUM MURIATICUM, SECALE, STANNUM, SULFURIC ACID

Toes
In general (See also fingers and below):
CAUSTICUM, CHAMOMILLA, CINA, CUPRUM, CUPRUM ARSENICOSUM, DIGITALIS, DIOSCOREA, FERRUM, HYOSCIAMUS, LYCOPODIUM, PHOSPHORIC ACID, RHUS TOX, SECALE, SULFUR

In bed, during night:

  • Alternate with spasm of glottis, adenoids obstruction: ASA FOETIDA
  • Exhausted subject, arteriosclerosis, alcoholism, elderly: ARSENICUM 4CH
  • Oversensitive, sanguine subject with digestive spasms: NUX VOMICA 4CH
  • Plump child, abundant head sweating during night: CALCAREA CARBONICA 15CH

EYE – EYELIDS 

  • Accommodation spasm, flickering and dim vision, dunce: AGARICUS
  • Spasmodic closing of eyes, strabismus, pupils dilated and fixed: HYOSCYAMUS 9CH
  • Lids spasms by least touch jar and light, pupils dilated, diplopia: BELLADONNA 15CH
  • Strabismus, pupils dilated, melancholic and spasmodic delirium: CICUTA 9CH
  • Quick rolling of eyes (See also the other remedies): CUPRUM 4CH
  • Ocular muscle twitches, ciliary muscles spasms, increasing myopia: PHYSOSTIGMA
  • Thin exhausted child, acidity, stomach, diarrhea, eczema: NATRUM PHOSPHORICUM

LARYNX
ACONIT, AMBRA, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, BELLADONNA, CORALLIUM, CUPRUM, GELSEMIUM, IGNATIA, IODUM, IPECA, LACHESIS, MOSCHUS, SAMBUCUS, SPONGIA

  • Face pale, intense coldness, weeping / giggles, fainting fits, dry asthma: MOSCHUS 9CH

STOMACH 
In general
ABIES NIGRA, AGARICUS, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, BISMUTHUM, CAJUPUTUM, CHAMOMILLA, COCCULUS, COLOCYNTHIS, GRAPHITES, IGNATIA, MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA, NUX VOMICA, PLATINA, SEPIA, VERATRUM

Stomach feels as if hanging down, constant nausea and vomiting, cutting pains around navel, limbs jerking, asthma: IPECA 4CH

Cardia
AETHUSA, AGARICUS, ARSENICUM, BELLADONNA, BRYONIA, CACTUS, DIOSCOREA, HYOSCIAMUS, LYCOPODIUM, NATRUM MURIATICUM, NUX VOMICA, PHOSPHORUS, PULSATILLA, SEPIA, SILICEA 

  • Ball sensation, sinking in stomach, > taking a deep breath: IGNATIA 4CH
  • Elderly dyspepsia, painful lump sensation above pit of stomach comes after eating, tachycardia: ABIES NIGRA 3DH (can be prepared alcohol free) and higher
  • Trembling and throbbing in stomach with radiating pains, enormous and painful flatulence > gas eructation: ARGENTUM NITRICUM 4CH
  • Timidity, bashful, hides when strangers come, face and diaphragm, insomnia: AMBRA 9CH

Esophagus
ALUMINA, ASA FOETIDA, ANACARDIUM, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, ASA FOETIDA, CAJUPUTUM, CHELIDONIUM, CICUTA, GELSEMIUM, IGNATIA, LYCOPODIUM, NAJA, PHOSPHORUS, PLATINA, VERATRUM

Pylorus
CHINA, HEPAR, LYCOPODIUM, NUX VOMICA, PHOSPHORUS, SILICEA, URANIUM NITRICUM

THROAT 
ACONIT, APIS, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, ARSENICUM, BAPTISIA, BELLADONNA, CANTHARIS, CICUTA, CUPRUM, HYOSCIAMUS, IGNATIA, LACHESIS, MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS, PHYTOLACCA, SANGUINARIUM NITRICUM, STRAMONIUM, SUMBUL, VALERIANA

  • Suffocation sudden and violent, : LACHESIS

TWITCHING 

  • Limbs jerking, face and lips twitching, glottis spasm, sinking in stomach, sighing: 3 granules as needed: IGNATIA 9CH
  • Limbs spasms, hysterical flatulence, irritable, angers, insomnia, sciatica > walking: 20 to 50 drops 1 to 4 times a day: VALERIANA MT and higher
  • Locomotor muscles spasms, night terrors, delusions, loquacity, violent: 3 granules as needed: STRAMONIUM 9CH and higher
  • Sudden cramps and spasms abdomen muscles fingers, neuralgia, headaches, hands involuntary trembling, > heat, pressure, bending forwards, bending double, friction: 3 granules as needed: MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA 4CH to 30CH
  • Twitches and spasms any muscle, face, diaphragm, leg numbness, feels paralyzed, vomiting, colic, constipation, hay fever, asthma, > short nap, < morning, after eating: 3 granules as needed: NUX VOMICA 4CH and higher

SPASMODIC DRAINAGE

Mineral salts:

  • 3 granules 1 to 3 times a day: MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA 6DH
  • 2 homeopathic spoons 1 to 3 times a day:
    • Stout subject: CALCAREA CARBONICA 8DH
    • Thin subject: CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA 6DH 

Gemmotherapy
5 to 20 drops a day:

  • morning: ALNUS GLUTINOSA BUDS 1DH
  • evening: TILIA TOMENTOSA BUDS 1DH

Oligotherapy

  • 1 to 3 times a day: MAGNESIUM TRACE ELEMENT

Phytotherapy

  • 5 to 20 drops – alcohol free – a day: VALERIANA 2DH

Satellite remedies
3 granules a day:

  • morning: IGNATIA 9CH
  • evening: AMBRA 9CH
  • alternate 3 granules as needed: MOSCHUS 4CH / VERATRUM 4CH

TICS 

Central remedies
AMBRA, ARGENTUM NITRICUM, ARSENICUM, BELLADONNA, CAUSTICUM, CICUTA, COCCULUS, GELSEMIUM, MAGNESIA PHOSPHORICA, PHOSPHORUS, STRAMONIUM, THUYA

Usual remedies

  • Mood changeable, weeping / laughter, theatrical hysterical attitudes, < all kind of emotions: 3 granules as needed: IGNATIA 9CH
  • Face and limbs, incoherent talking, < mental work and at menopause: 3 granules as needed: AGARICUS 4CH
  • From reprimand, school social or sentimental failures, restrained anger or sorrow: 3 granules as needed: STAPHYSAGRIA 9CH
  • Nose itching all the time, awkward, oxyuriasis, < lunation: 3 granules as needed: CINA 15CH
  • Restlessness, anxious foolish, jealousy, tears clothes, obscene attitudes: 3 granules as needed: HYOSCYAMUS 4CH
  • Twitches on face and mouth when tired or stressed, haughty, emotional, weeping: one dose every 2 weeks as needed: LYCOPODIUM 15CH