The Term “Cerebral Palsy” refers to “any one of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination but don’t worsen over time.” Even though Cerebral Palsy affects muscle movement, it isn’t caused by problems in the muscles or nerves. It is caused by abnormalities in parts of the brain that control muscle movements.
The majority of children with Cerebral Palsy are born with it, although it may not be detected until months or years later. The early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before a child reaches 3 years of age.
Cerebral Palsy generally manifests as delay in achieving developmental milestones, such as Neck Control, Sitting and Standing, Balance and Walking. Increased Muscle Spasticity and Tightness, especially in Limbs, Uncontrolled Movements or Paralysis can also happen. Mental retardation, seizures, breathing problems, learning disabilities, bladder and bowel control problems, skeletal deformities, eating difficulties, dental problems, digestive problems, and hearing and vision problems are often linked to cerebral palsy.
Ayurveda is a Time Tested System of Healing for more than 5000 Years and has greater responsibility and role to play in Chronic Degenerative Diseases and Prophylactic Care.
Chikitsa according to Ayurveda is the measures calculated for the removal of Causative Factors and to restore doshic equilibrium. Basically CP is a disease of Vata. Here the Normalcies of Vata like its Gunas & Karmas are being affected. The Aim of the Ayurvedic Treatment is to produce Brumhana or Santarpana (Nourishing), Vatahara and Anulomana chikitsa. Panchakarma Procedures & Rejuvenation Therapies are done with utmost Care and Concern.