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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 158-163

Ayurvedic approach towards Cerebral Palsy


1 Professor & HOD, Dept. of Kaumarabhritya, SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka 573 201, India
2 Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Prasuti Tantra and Stree Roga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India

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U Shailaja
Professor & HOD, Dept. of Kaumarabhritya, SDM College of Ayurveda, Hassan, Karnataka 573 201
India
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Cerebral Palsy is the leading cause of childhood disability affecting function and development. Its prevalence is approximately 1.5-2 cases per 1000 live births. Its incidence has not changed in the last more than 4 decades, despite significant advances in the medical care of neonates. Nearly 15-20 % of total physically handicapped children suffer from Cerebral Palsy. It is a condition which cripples the child during the course of growth and development. Based on its Lakshanas, the chief Dosha involved in Cerebral Palsy is identified as Vata, hence Nidana-panchaka are evolved accordingly and this disorder can be managed on the line of treatment of Vata Vyadhi.


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