Stammering aka stuttering
Stammering aka stuttering is a condition of unbalanced fluency of talking. An individual who stammers over and over again repeats single sounds (m-m-m-mom or d-d-d-dad), syllables (mom-mom-mommy or da-da-da-daddy), fragments of words, entire words, or even complete sentences. The stammering patient may from time to time be incapable to begin a speech or may make no sound at all. There are many symptoms that may accompany stammering:
- blinking of eyes,
- tremor or muscle tension in the lips, jaw, tongue, face, or upper body
- involuntary movements of different parts of a body (hands, feet, face)
A patient that suffers from stuttering may have a quite fluent pronunciation when singing or chatting one on one with close friends or family members, but stuttering symptoms upsurge while communicating with a crowd or even with 2 people, and especially when talking to strangers.
Causes of stammering/stuttering:
The particular source of stammering is not known. Probable roots are genomic or inherited (stammering has been documented in siblings/twins) or neurogenic issues such as signal glitches stuck between the brain and nerves.
“Psychological and emotional influences such as emotional trauma, peer relations or even having a workmate or a neighbor who stammers may initiate stammering”. Opposing to widespread opinion, psychosomatic complications such as deficiency of self-assurance typically outcomes from stammering and are not its source.
Age-related stammering can arise in kids of ages from two to five, while they are building their communication and linguistic abilities. Majority of kids, however, pass this segment of their life as they develop their terminology and brush up their verbal abilities.
Not more than one percent of youngsters remains to manifest this speech disorder as adults. “Stammering may occasionally happen in a middle school age kids after the birth of a brother or sister, change of school or loss of a mother, father or grandparent.
In grown up people stuttering can occur following emotional or hurtful events”.
Dealing with a youth that stammers/stutters:
- Do not criticize a kid’s speech and grueling youngster for inability to talk fluently;
- Do not force your youngster to repeat stammered words, sentences, or single sounds.
- Do not inspire the kid to perform vocally for an audience.
- Pin your ears back thoughtfully to the youth while he/she declares. Do not break his speech, do not help him to pronounce words, do not complete the phrases he experiencing difficulties to pronounce.
- Talk to your child gentle and slow and in a stress-free way. Your kid will acquire your style of communication and try to do the same.
- Avoid to provide any recommendations like hold up, reduce speed, ease, etc.
Diagnosis and treatment of stammering/stuttering
Stammering can be analyzed and healed by a speech assessment in a youngster that remains stammering after his fifths or six birthday. And yet speech therapy intentions to improving smoothness in communication.
Homeopathic treatment for faltering:
Homeopathic pills are effective for treatment of different speech disorders. Some of the remedies listed below:
Stramonium: It is the chief homeopathic remedy that used for stuttering. Strammonium’s patient has to bring to bear before saying a word. Strammonium’s patient repeatedly trying to declare, and the patient is usually talkative, talks incoherently. The other symptoms which may be present are feeling of insecurity, restlessness, nervousness, fear of water, impaired memory, insensitive to pain, indifference, cannot bear to be alone, a dread of darkness, water, and solitude.
Belladonna: used in cases of mumbling with challenging speaking, diminished thinking, misperception of cognizance, memory dysfunction; At all times talk indistinctly and wanders simply from one topic to another whereas speaking. Belladonna used in speedy and broken up speech. The youngster looks gloomy, self-doubting, frightened and nervous.
Mercurius: a very vital medication for stumbling due to lack of self-assurance and reluctance. Stuttering happens due to over-excitation and rapidity. The stammering individual has the intention to chat and when he stutters he becomes easily ashamed. The individual is subtle to conflict and gets without difficulty upset. Other signs for Mercurius are memory difficulties, lack of strength of mind, difficulties to concentrate, misperception of mind, etc.
Causticum: This prescription is frequently used for voice hoarseness especially in circumstances of paralysis of different fragments of the body including vocal chords. Causticum used in stumbling due to over-excitement and anxiety.
Aconite: used in cases of stuttering with an unexpected start of the problem due to fear.
Thuja: used for speech problems in individuals having a deficiency of self-assurance, reserved nature with timidity, anxiety from performing in public, fear of public speaking.
At the Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, Medical Director Victor Tsan and associates treat speech problems with the combination of acupuncture, homeopathy, and hypnotherapy. When the condition is not in chronic phase a positive result achieved in most of the cases.