Treatment for Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy is the most common movement disorder in children. Cerebral palsy is characterized by abnormal muscle tone, reflexes, or motor development and coordination. There can be joint and bone deformities and contractures. It is due to abnormal development or damage occurring to the developing brain.This damage can occur during pregnancy, delivery, the first month of life, or less commonly in early childhood.
Cerebral palsy being a multi-factorial disease,cannot be categorized into a particular condition in Ayurveda.Classical signs and symptoms of CP are similar to that of Vata vyadhi (Vata predominant disease). Treatment involves intensive Panchakarma therapy program along with oral medicines. Therapies like Abhyanga, Nasyam, Pichu, Shirodhara, Pizhichil, Shashtikapinda swedam, Kukkudandapinda swedam, Vasti are done based on the presentation. Duration of therapy could range from 3 weeks to 5 weeks.