Dance is one of the artistic expressions of an individual. There are various types of dance forms and these vary with the different regions of the world. Dance is used to tell stories or explore myths and legends. It is also a reflection of the culture of the people living in a particular region. With the eventual mix of cultures over time we now see a fusion of different dance forms.
Dance is sometimes a spontaneous expression of happiness- we often ‘dance with joy’. It is sometimes a manifestation of disease. A good example is St. Vitus’ Dance- a form of rheumatic chorea.
The propensity or love or desire for dancing and even aversion to dancing could be a clue that a patient gives to the homeopath and guides him to the correct medicine.
In psychosis, homeopathy can help when you have the following symptoms related to dancing:
He begins to leap and dance as if in chorea, chattering incessantly, and without meaning in his words- Hyoscyamus
He raises himself as if by some elastic power, strikes himself on the breast and begins to sing and dance in the most extravagant manner- Cannabis indica
Wild: on hearing any sound, as striking of clock, etc, dances about and must be held- Veratrum album
Dancing, singing and weeping with excitement- Tarentula hispania
When a patient has chorea, the homeopath may use some of the drugs mentioned below to treat him:
St. Vitus’ dance- Agaricus, Belladonna, Cicuta, Tarentula hispanica
Twitching and irregular, convulsive movement and desire to dance- Agaricus
Chorea, with desire to dance- Tarentula hispanica
Music causes the patient to dance- Tarentula hispanica
After a fright, chorea, St. Vitus’ dance- Stramonium
If there are mental symptoms that appear with dancing, the following drugs may be of help:
Weeping, tearful mood alternating with dancing- Belladonna
Weakness or loss of memory- Argentum nitricum
If there are physical symptoms that are related to dancing, the following drugs may be of help:
Menses suppressed after excessive dancing: Sabina, Cyclamen
Cough after dancing: Pulsatilla
Chest oppression relived by dancing- Causticum
If all the physical and emotional symptoms are better by dancing, the drug that is often indicated is Sepia.
When a person has no aptitude for dancing, the drug he requires might be Natrum muriaticum or Nux vomica.
Disclaimer: A detailed history followed by constitutional treatment by good and qualified homeopathic specialists is necessary to treat the complaints that appear during any disease. It is not advisable to resort to self-medication for any disease. The above-mentioned drugs are just a few of the remedies and are mentioned solely to create awareness about the efficacy of homeopathic medicines.