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Parkinson's Disease

A slow progressive, degenerative, neurologic disorder characterized by resting tremor, pill rolling of the fingers, a mask like facies, shuffling gait, forward flexion of the trunk, muscle rigidity and weakness. Signs and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease which include drooling, increased appetite, intolerance of heat, oily skin, emotional instability and defective judgment, are increased by fatigue, excitement and frustration. Also called Paralysis Agitans


Characteristics Symptoms

Patient Worse by

Patient Better by

Agaricus Muscarius Jerking, twitching, trembling, and itching

Twitching ceases during sleep

Sensation as if pierced by needles of ice

Sensitive to pressure and cold air

Violent bearing-down pains

Symptoms appear diagonally as right arm and left leg

Pains are accompanied by sensation of cold, numbness and tingling

Desire to cover head warmly

Thirsty all the time

Empty eructations, tasting of apples

Menses, increased, earlier

Sexual excitement

Uncertain gait


On falling asleep, starts, twitches, and awakes often

Vivid dreams

Drowsy in daytime

Open cold air

After eating

After coitus

In cold weather

Before a thunder-storm

Pressure on dorsal spine, which causes involuntary laughter

Moving about slowly
Aurum Sulphuratum Paralysis Agitans; constant nodding of the head    
Camphora Mono Bromata Nervous excitability

Nightly emissions

Painful erections

Directions appear reversed, i.e., north seems south, and east seems west

Hysteria; weeping and laughing alternately

Trance-like state

Conium Maculatum Difficult gait, trembling, sudden loss of strength while walking, painful stiffness of legs. etc

Trouble at the change of life, old and bachelors

General feeling as if bruised by blows

Great debility in the morning in bed

Weakness of body and mind, trembling, and palpitation

Tremulous weakness after every stool

Much difficulty in voiding urine; it flows and stops again; interrupted discharge

Desire increased; power decreased

Sexual nervousness, with feeble erection

Menses delayed and scanty; parts sensitive

Extremities heavy, weary, paralyzed; trembling; bands unsteady; fingers and toes numb

Muscular weakness, especially of lower extremities

Lying down

Turning or rising in bed


Before and during menses

From taking cold

Bodily or mental exertion

While fasting

In the dark

From letting limbs hang down



Duboisia Red spots floats in the field of vision

Sensation as if stepping on empty space

Impossible to stand with eyes shut, tendency to fall backwards

Loss of power in limbs, staggers; feels as if he stepped on empty space. Trembling, numbness and weakness

Hyoscyamus Hydrobromatum Tremors of disseminated sclerosis

Sleeplessness and nervous agitation

Acute nervous exhaustion

Hyoscyamus Inclined to be unseemly and immodest in acts, gestures and expressions

Very talkative, and persists in stripping herself, or uncovering genitals

Is jealous, afraid of being poisoned, etc.

Weakness and nervous agitation

Tremulous weakness and twitching of tendons

Muscular twitchings, spasmodic affections, generally with delirium

Excited sexual desire

Intense sleeplessness\

Starts up frightened

Great restlessness; every muscle twitches

Will not be covered

At night

During menses

After eating

When lying down

Mercurius Tremors everywhere

Weakness with ebullitions and tremblings from least exertion

A great deal of weariness, prostration, and trembling

A human "thermometer"; sensitive to heat and cold

Breath, excretions and body smell foul

Tendency to formation of pus, which is thin, greenish, putrid; streaked with thin blood

Sweetish metallic taste

Great thirst, with moist mouth

Intense thirst for cold drinks

Weak digestion, with continuous hunger

Menses profuse, with abdominal pains

Leucorrhœa excoriating, greenish and bloody; sensation of rawness in parts

Weakness of limbs

Bone-pains and in limbs; worse, night

Very sensitive to cold

Oily perspiration

Trembling extremities, especially hands, paralysis agitans

General tendency to free perspiration, but patient is not relieved thereby

At night

Wet, damp weather

Lying on right side


Warm room

Warm bed

Plumbum Metallicum Constrictive sensation in internal organs

Progressive muscular atrophy

Excessive and rapid emaciation

Contractions and boring pain

Urine scanty

Loss of sexual power

Disposition to yawn and stretch

At night



Hard pressure

Physical exertion

Zincum Picricum Seminal emissions

Loss of memory and energy


Arsenicum Album All-prevailing debility, exhaustion, and restlessness, with nightly aggravation

Great exhaustion after the slightest exertion

Irritable weakness

Burning pains

Burning relieved by heat

Fear fright and worry

Septic infections and low vitality

Cannot bear the sight or smell of food

Great thirst; drinks much, but little at a time

Craves milk, acids and coffee

Heartburn; gulping up of acid and bitter substances which seem to excoriate the throat

 Long-lasting eructations

Stool small, offensive, dark, with much prostration

Urine scanty, burning, involuntary; albuminous

Menses too profuse and too soon

Leucorrhœa, acrid, burning, offensive, thin

Sleep disturbed, anxious, restless; must have head raised by pillows; suffocative fits during sleep; sleeps with hands over head

Dreams are full of care and fear

Wet weather

After midnight

From cold, cold drinks, or food


Right side

From heat

From head elevated

Warm drinks

Avena Sativa Nervous exhaustion

Sexual debility

Nerve tremors of the aged; chorea, paralysis agitans, epilepsy

Inability to keep mind on any one subject

Spermatorrhœa; impotency; after too much indulgence

Bufo Rana Prematurely senile

Cannot bear sight or brilliant objects

Music is unbearable

Menses too early and copious, clots and bloody discharge at other times

Watery leucorrhœa

Pains in loins

Numbness of limbs


Staggering gait

Feeling as if a peg were driven in joints

Swelling of bones

In warm room

On awakening

From bathing or cold air

From putting feet in hot water

Cannabis Indica A condition of intense exaltation, in which all perceptions and conceptions, all sensations and all emotions are exaggerated to the utmost degree

Dual nature state; apparently under the control of the second self, but, the original self, prevents the performance of acts which are under the domination of the second self;  apparently the two natures cannot act independently, one acting as a check, upon the other

Exaggeration of the duration of time and extent of space, being most characteristic; conception of time, space and place is gone

Extremely happy and contented, nothing troubles

Ideas crowd upon each other

Increased appetite

Menses profuse, dark, painful, without clots

Pulse very slow

Pain across shoulders and spine; must stoop; cannot walk erect

Thrilling through arms and hands, and from knees down

Pain in soles and calves; sharp pains in knees and ankles; very exhausted after a short walk

Very sleepy, but unable to do so

Dreams of dead bodies; prophetic. Nightmare


From coffee

Liquor and tobacco

Lying on right side

From fresh air

Cold water


Coccainum Hydrochlroicum Sensation as if small foreign bodies or worms were under the skin


Constant desire to do something great, to undertake vast feats of strength

Frightful persecutory hallucinations; sees and feels bugs and worms. Moral sense blunted

Personal appearance neglected

Thinks he hears unpleasant remarks about himself

 Irrational jealousy

Loss of appetite for solid food

Likes sweets

Sleep restless, cannot sleep for hours after retiring.

Cocculus Indica It shows a special, attraction for light-haired females

Unmarried and childless women, sensitive and romantic girls, etc

Sensation of hollowness, or emptiness, as if parts had gone to sleep

Feels too weak to talk loud

Aversion to food, drink, tobacco

Metallic taste

Loss of appetite

Desire for cold drinks, especially beer

Sensation in stomach as if one had been a long time without food until hunger was gone

Smell of food disgusts

Too early menses, clotted, with spasmodic colic

Spasmodic yawning

Constant drowsiness


After loss of sleep

Open air







Afternoon. Menstrual period

After emotional disturbance

Gelsemium General prostration

Dizziness, drowsiness, dullness, and trembling

Slow pulse, tired feeling, mental apathy

Muscular weakness

Complete relaxation and prostration

Lack of muscular co-ordination

General depression from heat of sun

Sensitive to a falling barometer; cold and dampness brings on many complaints.

Sluggish circulation

As a rule, the Gelsemium patient has no thirst

Urine profuse, clear, watery, with chilliness and tremulousness

Excessive trembling and weakness of all limbs

Cannot get fully to sleep

Damp weather


Before a thunderstorm

Emotion, or excitement

Bad news


When thinking of his ailments

At 10 am

Bending forward

By profuse urination

Open air

Continued motion


Heloderma The eyeball becomes more prominent

Great coldness-"arctic" coldness

Colic waves from occiput to feet or ascending

Very thirsty

Swallowing difficult

Breath cold

Numbness and trembling

Sensation as if walking on sponge, and as if feet were swollen

Staggering gait

Cock's gait

When walking, lifts feet higher than usual, and puts down heel hard

Kali Bromatum General failure of mental power

Loss of memory


Loss of sexual desire

Urine profuse, with thirst

Debility and impotence

Sexual excitement during partial slumber

Fidgety hands; busy twitching of fingers

Jerking and twitching of muscles

Restless sleep

Extreme drowsiness.

Night terrors

Grinding teeth in sleep

Horrible dreams

  When occupied mentally or physically
Lathyrus Reflexes always increased

Sleepy, constant yawning

Tremulous, tottering gait

Excessive rigidity of legs; spastic gait

Knees knock against each other when walking

Cannot extend or cross legs when sitting.

Patient sits bent forward, straightens with difficulty

Frequent urging to urinate, must hurry, else voided involuntarily

Loleum Temulentum Prostration and restlessness

Noises in ears

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

Magnesium Phosphoricum Especially suited to tired, languid, exhausted subjects

Indisposition for mental exertion

Thirst for very cold drinks

Menses too early, dark, stringy

Involuntary shaking of hands

Right side





Bending double



Manganum Aceticum Involuntary laughter and involuntary weeping and walking backwards

Strongly exaggerated reflexes and physical disturbances, evidenced by men making fun of each other's gait

General soreness and aching; every part of the body feels sore when touched

Every cold rouses up a bronchitis

Cannot walk backwards without falling

Tending to fall forward

Walks stooping forward

Peculiar slapping gait, walks on metacarpo-phalangeal joint; walks backwards

Vivid dreams

Sleepy very early in evening

Cold wet weather

Change of weather

Lying down
Niccolum Metallicum Suits debilitated, nervous, literary patients, with frequent headaches, dyspepsia and constipation

Objects appear too large

Menses late, scanty, with great debility and burning in eyes

Profuse leucorrhœa; worse, after urinating; also worse after menses


Every two weeks



In evening
Phosphorus Tall, slender persons, narrow chested, with thin, transparent skin, weakened by loss of animal fluids, with great nervous debility, emaciation, amative tendencies, seem to be under the special influence of Phosphorus

Great susceptibility to external impressions, to light, sound, odors, touch, electrical changes, thunder-storms

Suddenness of symptoms, sudden prostration, faints, sweats, shooting pains, etc

Thirst for very cold water

Hunger soon after eating

Sour taste and sour eructations after every meal

Belching large quantities of wind, after eating

Very fetid stools and flatus; long, narrow, hard, like a dog's

Lack of power; irresistible desire; involuntary emissions, with lascivious dreams

Menses too early and scanty-not profuse, but last too long

Leucorrhœa profuse, smarting, corrosive, instead of menses

Weakness and trembling, from every exertion; can scarcely hold anything with his hands

Can lie only on right side

Joints suddenly give way

Great drowsiness, especially after meals

Vivid dreams of fire; of hæmorrhage

Lascivious dreams

Goes to sleep late and awakens weak

Short naps and frequent wakings


Physical or mental exertion


Warm food or drink

Change of weather

From getting wet in hot weather


Lying on left or painful side

During a thunder-storm

Ascending stairs

In dark

Lying on right side

Cold food


Open air

Washing with cold water


Physostigma Spinal irritation, loss of motility, prostration, with very sensitive vertebræ

Fibrillary tremors

Rigidity of muscles; paralysis

Paralysis and tremors, chorea

Irregular menstruation, with palpitation

Tongue feels sore on tip

Scutellaria Where nervous fear predominates

Cardiac irritability

Nervous irritation and spasms of children, during dentition

Twitching of muscles

Fear of some calamity

Inability to fix attention

Seminal emissions and impotency, with fear of never being better

Night-terrors; sleeplessness; sudden wakefulness; frightful dreams

Tabacum Nausea, giddiness, death-like pallor, vomiting, icy coldness, and sweat, with the intermittent pulse

Complete prostration of the entire muscular system


Constriction of throat, chest, bladder, rectum. Pallor, breathlessness, hard-cordlike pulse

Legs and hands icy cold; limbs tremble

 Gait shuffling, unsteady

Wants abdomen uncovered

Opening eyes


Extremes of heat and cold


Open fresh air

Tarentula Hispanica Constriction sensations

Formication; Extreme restlessness; must keep in constant motion even though walking aggravates

Intense sexual excitement

Sudden alteration of mood


Destructive impulses; moral relaxation

Must constantly busy herself or walk

Sensitive to music

Averse to company, but wants some one present

Ungrateful, discontented

Guided by whims

Wants hair brushed or head rubbed

Sexual excitement; lasciviousness reaching almost to insanity; seminal emissions

Profuse menstruation, with frequent erotic spasms

Twitching and jerking

Yawning with uneasiness of legs, must move them constantly

Extraordinary contractions and movements




Seeming others in trouble

In open air


Bright colors

Rubbing affected parts

Zinc Cy Paralysis agitans