Enquiry about “treatment for pseudoparalysis”
Treatment for pseudoparalysis involves intensive physical therapy and intensive rehabilitative exercises. The therapy and the exercises must be chosen carefully and must be specific for the particular dysfunction. Pseudoparalysis can be of the hand, the arm or the legs. These are the seeming inability to move one’s fingers and use one’s hand, the seeming inability to raise one’s arm, and the seeming inability to lift one’s leg. To get rid of pseudoparalysis of the hands, roll the hand over a golf ball and do the fist making and finger stretching exercises 25 to 50 times, several times a day. Usually there will be pain. To overcome the seeming inability to raise one’s arm, one needs to see an acupressurist, preferably not an acupuncturist, to get help in overcoming the pseudoparalysis of the arm. To overcome pseudoparalysis in the leg, one needs to see an acupressurist, not an acupuncturist, or someone skilled in deep tissue massage to massage the leg vigorously.
In rehabilitating pseudoparalysis of the arm, a professional deep tissue massage specialist who knows how to perform deep tissue massage vigorously on the arm and instruction by an acupressurist are simultaneously needed to be successful. Rehabilitation of the arm requires intensive arm movement and arm stretching exercises designed specifically for that purpose. Regular physical therapists, doctors, and even martial arts masters do not know what to do. Again, they do not know what to do.
Acupuncture has helped somewhat in a few cases over a relatively long treatment period, but it mostly fails as any kind of effective treatment. In pseudoparalysis, there is nothing wrong with the nerves or the muscles. It is called pseudoparalysis because the paralysis is not true paralysis. Rehabilitation and recuperation are 100% possible. Pseudoparalysis does not leave any kind of permanent damage if treated and eliminated. However, if pseudoparalysis is not eliminated, it may become permanent paralysis.
A paraplegic is one who has completely lost the use of the legs. Paraplegia is permanent damage. A pseudoparalytic is one who is seemingly unable to move a finger or a leg. Paralysis can be temporary, it can be pseudoparalysis, and it can also be permanent paralysis as in paraplegia. A stroke often causes long term paralysis and in some cases only partial recuperation has been achieved.
In some cases, the cause of pseudoparalysis has been psychological.