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10 Homeopathic Medicines for Chorea

The term chorea is derived from the word “choreus,” which means to dance. Chorea is a hyperkinetic movement disorder characterized by involuntary and unpredictable body movements, mainly of the limbs and the face. The main symptoms of chorea can be minor like fidgeting (restlessness) or severe uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs. Depending upon the cause difficulties with speech, swallowing and gait may accompany. The cause of chorea can be genetic or non-genetic/acquired. Homeopathic medicines for chorea help manage the associated symptoms in chorea and should only be used as a supportive treatment.      homeopathic medicines for corea

Causes of Chorea

As stated, chorea can be genetic or acquired.

Genetic causes for chorea include Huntington’s disease (the most common inherited cause of chorea), neuroacanthocytosis, Wilson’s disease, and Benign hereditary chorea.

Non-genetic or acquired causes for Chorea are Sydenham’s chorea (arise as a complication of streptococcal infection), Chorea Gravidarum (that occurs during pregnancy), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), drug-induced (as from medications, anti-epileptic and antipsychotics), senile chorea (uncommon, that occurs in elderly adults ), metabolic disorders like hypoglycemia and endocrine disorders.
In some rare cases, AIDS may also cause chorea.


Homeopathic Medicines for Chorea

Homeopathy plays a supportive role in managing chorea. Homeopathy medicines for managing chorea are of natural origin and don’t have any side effects. The top grade medicines for managing chorea are Tarentula Hispanica, Mygale, Agaricus, Cina, and Causticum. The most suitable medicine is selected based on the individual characteristic features in every case.

1. Tarentula Hispanica – Top Grade Medicine for Chorea

Tarentula Hispanica tops the list of medicines for managing chorea. In cases where this remedy is required, all the limbs are affected with involuntary movements. This can be attended with intense hyperaesthesia (increased sensitivity of skin). Constant movements of the arm, tossing of the arms from side to side, constant motion of hands that leads to difficulty in doing anything with the hand are some accompanying symptoms. Involuntary movements of the leg and feet are prominent, leading to an inability to walk. Difficulty in speech, heaviness of the tongue with involuntary movements, and choreic movements of the head are also present. In such cases, the head is turned violently from side to side and in other directions. Nervous contractions in muscles of the face are also noted. All these movements are less intense at night in cases where Tarentula is required.

2. Mygale – For Uncontrollable Movements of Face, Arms, and Legs

Mygale is a beneficial medicine to treat chorea with uncontrollable movements of arms, legs, and face. Among them, the contractions and movements of facial muscle are most marked. There is a constant motion of the legs. The legs jerk excessively, making it difficult to stand or walk. The gait becomes unsteady and it becomes difficult to keep hands in the same position even for a minute. The person needing Mygale may also have involuntary head movements, throwing the head backward and then forwards is prominent. Constant jerking of the head (mostly to the right side) is also noted. Shrugging of shoulders, difficulty in putting out tongue and grating of teeth at night are other indications to use Mygale. The chorea symptoms get better during sleep and are worse in the morning where Mygale is indicated.

3. Agaricus – For Chorea with Uncertain, Unsteady Gait

Agaricus is well-indicated for cases of chorea where an uncertain, unsteady gait is prominent. While walking the person tumbles over everything in the way. It is given for both involuntary motion/jerking of single muscles of a body part as well as involuntary trembling/dancing of the whole body. The limbs may feel cold and weak with above indications. It is also helpful when chorea affects limbs crosswise i.e. left arm and right leg.

4. Cina – For Chorea Affecting Face and Upper Limbs

Cina is a helpful remedy for chorea affecting the face and upper limbs. The involuntary movements on the face are marked around the eyes. Another feature is throwing of arms from side to side. The limbs are distorted with jerking and trembling. A weakness of the hand is also present, making it difficult to hold things. Complaints usually appear on one side. Few general symptoms like irritability, screaming, striking and restless sleep may also be present.

5. Causticum – For Right-Sided Chorea

Causticum is the next prominent medicine for managing chorea. Causticum is most indicated in cases of chorea when the right side of the body is more affected. The face, tongue, arm, and leg get affected. There is a marked twisting and jerking of limbs. An unsteady gait is present with involuntary body movements. A weakness of muscles is also present with the above symptoms. Worsening of symptoms may be noted during the night. Causticum is also indicated for chorea during pregnancy.

6. Cuprum Met – For Left-sided Chorea

Cuprum Met is a valuable medicine for chorea affecting the left side of the body. There is jerking of arms and legs. The arms and legs also feel weak, weary and lame. There may be muscle contractions. Jerking of hands is also present. The person can hold nothing in hand and the objects fall to the ground. Speech is also affected with trembling of the tongue.

7. Magnesia Phos – For Chorea when Symptoms are Better During Sleep

Magnesia Phos is an important medicine for chorea when symptoms are better during sleep. Involuntary shaking of limbs, face, mouth, and head is present. Involuntary movements of limbs along with contortions may also appear. A sudden forward motion of the head is well-noted. There is jerking of the mouth and speech is also very defective. The symptoms appear only during waking hours.

8. Veratrum Viride – For Chorea when Symptoms are Worse during Sleep

Veratrum Viride is a well-indicated medicine for cases of chorea where symptoms are worse during sleep. The symptoms present are involuntary motions of facial muscles (face turned into horrible contortions), jerking/continual nodding of the head, jerking of arms and legs. Constant movement of the lower jaw may also be present. The speech also gets affected, with the dropping of words when speaking. All of the above movements continue to occur during sleep.

9. Secale Cor – For Chorea when Symptoms Start from the Face

Secale Cor is used in cases of chorea when the chief indication is symptoms beginning in the face and then spreading all over the body. The symptoms may become severe and rise to dance and jumping. The arms and legs are in constant motion. Head movement from side to side is present. The trunk also appears to be in constant motion. The tongue jerks out and speech becomes difficult and indistinct.

10. Kali Bromatum – For Violent Chorea from Fright

Kali Bromatum is a significant medicine to treat violent chorea that arises from fright. Great trembling of hands is noted. Legs and arms are affected. The gait is unsteady, irregular, and staggering (similar to a drunk person walking). The muscles of the face are affected, the tongue protrudes with a jerk, and the person can barely speak. All the movements are violent.

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  1. Seetha Bhaskar says:

    I have involuntary movementd on my chin and lower lip only while speaking and singing. When consulted neuroligist, he said butox injection as a solution. Didnt go fir that. Is there any honeo medicine to cure this. Please advice

  2. Hi Dr SHARMAgb

    i am a 63 male in SouthAfrica suffering from Syndingham Chorea which had subsided at age 23 and came back at change age 50 tried everything scans change of medications eventually stopped taking medication three years back because it was giving me more tremors and twitches .I have tried accupuncture as well but but its expensive .I want to try homeopatic medicine ,my main problem is my right hand is affected dragging righthand foot sometimes and twitching face.

  3. Manish Kumar Parashar says:

    Mere bachche ka right side ke hath pair me abnormal movement ho raha hai aur thoda bolne me bhi problem ho Rahi hai aur sir bhi ek taraf gir Raha hai ।

    Please advise

  4. Kaivalya Shah says:

    Hi I have my mother suffering from involuntary moments of eyes and face she was a depression patient. We have consulted with many doctors they have come up with Huntington disease but no cure. I read your article about chorea I think the conditions matches to her symptoms.

    What medicine and line of treatment would you suggest?

  5. Cathy Jefferson says:

    Hello Dr Sharma
    Please help. My new partner has Huntingtons disease and the chorea at night is keeping both him and me awake. He’s only 51 years old.
    Thank you

  6. manzoor hussain says:

    pl indicate potency 0f each med to start with; also the mode pf adminisn.

  7. Dr. Javaid says:

    Please prescribe homeopathic mrdicines for chorea disease?

  8. What is the best treatment for Huntingtons Disease that you
    recommend for chorea

  9. Mukarram kan says:

    Hello. A male age 4 to 5 years. Having abnormal movements of boday mean jerkey. Kindly snd me prescription. Regards.

  10. Narinder Maker PharmD says:

    Only trembling or involuntarily moments of tongue, affecting speech…5 MRI and scans show no problem for my cousin 67yr male, from New Delhi, now in Ohio and I am in Hawaii, any advice.

  11. Stephen Schafer says:

    I am 78, have had a lifelong problem with eczema with a period of complete incapacity 1968-1975. More recently, I’ve had some success with rhus tox, but–being ignorant of dosage praxis–apparently short term over usage resulted in its neutralization. Lately, I have suspected Lupus, and have had some success with calcerea carbonica 30C. I’m considering use of 200ck. But, I have another problem, chorea, that has been increasing in severity for–perhaps–twenty years. In her youth, my mother suffered from St. Vitus’ Dance and my symptoms of chorea are beginning to incapacitate me. Symptoms started with left side arm spasms, extended to both arms, neck, clumsiness in hands, and walking. I also have problems with teeth, soft fingernails, and diabetes (for the past twenty years). I usually dose at 30C but had good effects with 6C calc carb. I’m certainly not expert in choosing dosage. Do you have suggestions?

  12. K K KIRTY says:

    My wife , 68, post retirement in 2018 has a loss of immediate memory and shaking of HANDS AND FINGERS. Psychiatrist has diagnosed Anxiety and Depression.
    Pl suggest homeopathic med for improvement.

  13. Rajkumar Kedia says:

    I have family history of the symptoms Huntington,s disease like uncontrolled movement of hand, legs anxiety and so on. My grand mother (mother of mother), my mother, myself and my brothers and sisters are suffering from this disease. (my homeopath doctor told that it is ‘kapkapi wat’.). Is there any cure for it. If you give your mobile number, I can talk to you to describe the problems. Fee can be paid via RTGS or any other mode convenient to you.

  14. Prashant Pande says:

    Hello Dr.Sharma

    My wife Seema age 43 years had Huntington’s disease (HD) from last one year. We had done the genetic test and presently taking alopathy medicine. Her mother and grand father had the same. Her yenger sister is also suffering form the same. Kindly advise.

  15. Vaishali says:

    Hi Sir,

    I am mother of 4 year old son taking homeopathy for chorea problem,he is currently taking Cina,magphos,mygale,bramhi and fish oil, kindly let me know if chorea is treatable permanently or not?
    Your guidance matters lot, please help with your advice.


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