Cerebral congestion usually refers to heat
Cerebral Irritation has therefore come to be a
term used to describe extreme "perceived" pain that a
child experiences which is of unknown origin and where all other
obvious causes of pain have been treated or ruled out. Meningeal
irritation caused by a pain-reflex muscle contraction.
Cerebral anemia usually refers to brain ischemia.
Brain ischemia, also known as cerebral ischemia, is a condition
in which there is insufficient blood flow to the brain to meet metabolic
demand. This leads to poor oxygen supply or cerebral hypoxia and
thus to the death of brain tissue or cerebral infarction / ischemic
stroke. It is a sub-type of stroke along with subarachnoid hemorrhage
and intracerebral hemorrhage. Ischemia leads to alterations in brain
metabolism, reduction in metabolic rates, and energy crisis.
There are two types of ischemia: focal ischemia, which is confined
to a specific region of the brain; and global ischemia, which encompasses
wide areas of brain tissue. The main symptoms involve impairments
in vision, body movement, and speaking. The causes of brain ischemia
vary from sickle cell anemia to congenital heart defects. Symptoms
of brain ischemia can include unconsciousness, blindness, problems
with coordination, and weakness in the body. Other effects that
may result from brain ischemia are stroke, cardiorespiratory arrest,
and irreversible brain damage.
Cerebral softening (encephalomalacia) is a localized
softening of the brain substance, due to hemorrhage or inflammation.
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Cerebral
Aconite suits active cerebral congestion from heat of the sun or
due to sudden emotional excitement. It suits the first stage of
idiopathic inflammation of the brain,thirst,delirium and vertigo
point to it. Any noise or light will aggravate the condition,and
the eyes feel as if starting from their sockets.
This remedy has congestion and cerebral irritation with hot head,
cold feet,throbbing carotids and headache. There are sharp, shooting
pains in the head,which make the patient cringe. These pains are
stabbing, come suddenly last indefinitely and cease suddenly, and
they may be accompanied with vomiting. It is the prime remedy in
the cerebral congestions of childhood. The child will bore the head
into the pillow, have strabismus and convulsions. There is also
a stupor out of the which the patient can hardly be aroused, and
when aroused is very violent and delirious. Glonoine is very similar;
it has a great rush of blood to the head and a sensation as if the
head were enormously large and crowded with blood. It is aggravated
by bending backward, relieved by motion and uncovering the head,
while Belladonna is relieved by bending backward and by covering
the head and is aggravated by motion.
Hyoscyamus is suitable for cerebral inflammation with pulsating
waves through the head, relieved by shaking the head or sitting
with the head bent forward, which is the opposite of Belladonna.
Kali bromatum. This remedy has numb sensations in the head brought
on by overwork.
This remedy suits inflammatory conditions of the brain with violent
delirium or epileptiform seizures. Vertigo is a prominent symptom
and also a transient blindness. It is especially useful in brain
involvement in epilepsy. Veratrum viride suites the active form
of cerebral hyperaemia. There is a full bounding pulse and symptoms
of mania and convulsions
A most valuable remedy for cerebral anaemia. There is disposition
to faint, anaemic murmurs in the vessels in the neck; there is an
appearance of full bloodedness, but the flesh is flabby and soft,
and the patients are really very weak and anaemic. Arsenicum is
especially indicated in cerebral anaemia due to malaria or as a
result of excessive use of quinine. There is great depression of
the vital forces, nausea, bloating of the hands, feet and face and
other Arsenicum symptoms. Cinchona. Anaemia due to long-continued
drains on the system indicate this remedy.
#Nux vomica [Nux-v]
Nux suits anaemia of the brain brought on by a long-continuous over-
stimulation caused by spirituous liquors, mental overwork and dissipation
in general. It suits also softening of the brain due to sedentary
habits and intemperance. The headache characteristic of the drug
is present, the gastric symptoms, the unsteady gait, and the vertigo.
The memory is weakened, the patient is sleepless. Anacardium. This
drug is especially to be thought of in loss memory. Opium. This
remedy suits a passive cerebral congestion with great heaviness
of the head and vertigo on rising. It produces a continual sopor,
even insensibility, with dark redness of the face and coldness and
paleness of the rest of the body. The pulse is slow and the breathing
is stertorous; it suits hyperaemia of the brain dependent upon sedentary
Phosphorus suits anaemic of the brain, the result of mental work
or incident to the development of tuberculosis. It also suits softening
of the brain with persistent headache, vertigo, formication and
numbness in the limbs; the patients are weak, tired and have a great
difficulty in walking. Jahr speaks warmly of its power in this affection.
Baryta carbonica corresponds to premature loss of memory and childishness
in old people, to sclerotic condition of the brain with excessive
irritation of all the nerves; tumors in the brain may cause symptoms
corresponding to Baryta.
A useful remedy in old chronic cases of cerebral anaemia, especially
if brought about by the excessive use of the bromide of potassium.
It is also a useful remedy for brain affection in the course of
scarlet fever or summer complaints. Paralytic condition from cerebral
softening may need Zincum. Rhus corresponds to senile changes in
the brain. There is a swashing sensation in the brain when moving
the head. It also suits paralytic troubles from brain diseases.