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11, Jan 2016

Homeopathy and neurodegenerative diseases – with Dr Robin Murphy ND

Homeopathic remedies and vital force therapies offer great options for the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. 

Neurodegenerative diseases are debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and / or death of nerve cells. This causes problems with movement (ataxias) or mental functioning (dementias). Dementias are responsible for the greatest burden of disease with Alzheimer’s representing approximately 60-70% of cases.

CHE recently presented a series of webinars with Dr Robin Murphy ND, where he did an in-depth exploration of homeopathic treatment of some of the debilitating brain disorders and neurological diseases caused by neurodegeneration.

What are Neurodegenerative diseases?

Neurodegenerative disease is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the brain. Examples of neurodegenerative diseases include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease. Dementias are responsible for the most neurodegenerative diseases with Alzheimer’s representing approximately 60-70% of cases.

Neurodegenerative diseases are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration and / or death of nerve cells. Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord. Neurons normally don’t reproduce or replace themselves, so when they become damaged or die they cannot be replaced by the body.

Neurodegenerative diseases cause problems with movement (called ataxias), or mental functioning (called dementias). Degenerative nerve diseases affect many of the body’s activities, such as cognition, memory, balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function.

Sometimes the cause is a condition such as alcoholism, a tumor, or a stroke. Other causes may include emotional shocks, toxins, drugs, and viruses. In some cases the cause is genetic or not known. Aging is another factor in the development and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr Robin Murphy ND is a naturopathic and homeopathic physician who has been teaching and practicing homeopathy, Natural Medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong for over 30 years. Dr Murphy is an internationally recognized author, researcher and lecturer on Homeopathy, Herbs and Medical Qigong. He wrote the Homeopathic Clinical Repertory and Nature’s Materia Medica. He is the director of the Lotus Health Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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