Cerebral palsy refers to a bunch of neurological issues that seem in infancy or childhood and completely have an effect on physique motion and muscle co-ordination. Signs embrace an absence of muscle co-ordination when performing voluntary actions (ataxia); stiff or tight muscle tissue and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity); strolling with one foot or leg dragging; strolling on the toes, a crouched gait, or a ‘scissored ‘ gait; and muscle tone that’s both too stiff or too floppy. Cerebral palsy is normally resulting from mind harm within the first few months or years of life, mind infections comparable to bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis, or head harm.
The Ayurvedic therapy of cerebral palsy focuses on treating the presenting signs and making an attempt to reverse the mind harm. A gaggle of natural medicines referred to as ‘Medhya’ are very helpful in enhancing the purposeful capability of the mind and can also assist in regeneration of broken mind cells. These medicines embrace: Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Jyotishmati (Celastrus panniculatus), Kushmand (Benincasa hispida), Ustukhudoos (Lavendula stoechas), Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Abhrak-Bhasma and Suvarna-Bhasma. A few of these medicines are additionally helpful in stopping or decreasing convulsions.
Medicines which act on the ‘Majja’ dhatu (tissue) are helpful on this situation and embrace Guduchi, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Panch-Tikta-Ghruta, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Brahmi-Ghruta and Pancha-Gavya-Ghruta. As well as, different medicines are used which enhance nerve conduction and muscular co-ordination. These medicines embrace Kaishor-Guggulu, Yograj-Guggulu, Vatagajankush-Ras, Mahavat-Vidhwans-Ras, Tapyadi-Loh-Ras and Vish-Tinduk-Vati.
Therapeutic massage of the complete physique with medicated oils like Maha-Narayan oil, Maha-Mash-oil and Maha-Saindhav-oil are very helpful. Specialised Panchkarma procedures like Shiro-Basti, Shiro-Dhara in addition to extended programs of Basti (medicated enemas) are additionally very helpful on this situation.
Although cerebral palsy might not be absolutely cured, Ayurvedic therapy can undoubtedly assist to cut back incapacity and enhance the functioning of the affected person to a terrific extent.