Last Modified on Jul 06, 2014
Treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy relies on eliminating the underlying cause of the disorder. As the disorder is often associated with virus or bacteria in the brain, eliminating infection often alleviates the disorder. Many natural supplements are able to effectively achieve healing in this manner.
What is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy?
A brain disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy is a condition that results from the deterioration of cells in the region of the brain responsible for movement. Individuals with the condition typically have problems with walking, balancing and moving the eyes. Additional symptoms include stiffness, awkward movements, falling, problems with speech, dizziness, apathy and depression. The cause of the condition is unknown.
Natural Treatments for Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome
At present, no medicinal cure has been identified for this condition; however, many natural remedies effectively treat and potentially reverse the syndrome. Natural supplements including lysine, licorice extract and turmeric have proven effective for treating progressive supranuclear palsy. These options aid in general better health as well as elimination of the disease-causing toxins in the body.
Lysine is an amino acid found in a variety of common protein-rich foods including beans, cheese, yogurt, milk, meat and others. This amino acid functions in a variety of ways, but one of the most important is its role in fighting infection. Lysine is an effective treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy as it eliminates the virus or bacteria causing the condition.
Licorice root is used in treating a range of ailments. In regards to this palsy, however, the natural compound helps reduce inflammation that may be causing pressure and discomfort. The extract also fights infection, eradicating any toxic substances in the body.
Turmeric also has a wide range of uses. The spice contains a high concentration of curcumin, the “active ingredient.” Curcumin functions to reduce inflammation, eliminate toxicity and prevent further progression of the condition.
Progressive supranuclear palsy is considered a brain disorder that causes issues with walking, balance and eye movements. Natural treatments, however, are effective at eliminating the cause of the disorder and treating its symptoms.
05/21/2010: Elizabeth from Springfield, Pa: "Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
I see that this condition isn't listed on the ailments but I'm hopeful that there is something. My friend (male, 50ish) has been diagnosed with this debilitating disease He has been turned down by Johns Hopkins and Mayo Clinic. I know that it is a degenerative neurological disease. Has anyone had any success with anything at all? Ted?"
EC: Hi Elizabeth, your question has been sent to Ted.
08/08/2010: Elizabeth from Springfield, Pa replies: "Thank you."
08/10/2010: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Elizabeth:
Usually I have found that most conditions of cerebral palsy has to do with the presence of virus or bacteria in the brain cells. The remedy is straightforward, I would just try the hourly lysine 1000 mg for 6 hours, for three days. Should fever rises during that one of the three days, usually this indicates the presence of virus in brain cells and the recurring dizziness should go away. If that is so the case is virus, and elaboration of remedy shall include lithium, lysine, glutamine, citrulline, and threonine to kill the rest of the virus. For example, if tested positive, then lysine, glutamine is taken a 1/2 teaspoon of each for 6 hours for roughly 5 days, a lithium chloride 10% solution is prepared and taken once a day at roughly 10 to 20 drops. The citrulline is taken at only 1/8 teaspoon twice a day, with threonine added at 1/4 teaspoon along with lysine, glutamine dose. Lithium will kill the remaining virus. Over the longer term some licorice extract maybe taken should there is some remaining viruses left over. I have as yet to test the licorice extract to see if it does kill the remaining 5% viruses once the immune system has killed most of them, usually in a matter of 2-3 days. The rest of days after that is just maintenance does to prevent infection. Usually a viral of nature exist along the nerves that control the balance, as similar as Meniere's disease that was cured, or contained in several people who do have it.
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/26/2010: Mike from Warren, United States replies: "I have no idea what this indicates but I wanted to pass it along. I saw a patent online that was seeking to patent Curcumin which is the supposed active ingredient in Turmeric Root as a treatment for Supranuclear Palsy. Piperine the active ingredient in pepper was also a component. My father has Supra Palsy. I started giving him three capsules of Turmeric Root and one capsule of Pepper a day. He had a Herxheimer Reaction. This means that he actually felt worse for a couple of days while toxins were being flushed from the body. The proteins in this Supra Palsy disease build up and become toxic. He feels better after a few days of this treatment. I don't know if he feels better because the Turmeric is mopping up the toxins (which it can indeed do) or because it is having some other effect. The physical symptoms such as trouble swallowing, balance, etc... have not improved. He simply feels better. I am hoping to see further improvement but enough time has not elapsed to know what will happen in the future."
07/06/2014: Leanda from Pa replies: "A relative of mine was diagnosed with this years ago. I did some research into SSRI meds and found they cause neurological problems that were on the list of symptoms my relative has."