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Ayurvedic Medicines and Therapies for Treating Cerebral Palsy

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Ayurvedic Medicines and Therapies for Treating Cerebral Palsy

The Ayurvedic treatment of cerebral palsy focuses on treating the presenting symptoms and attempting to reverse the brain damage. Though cerebral palsy may not be fully cured, Ayurvedic treatment can definitely help to reduce disability and improve the functioning of the affected individual to a great extent. There are different herbs used in Ayurveda to support the symptoms of cerebral palsy such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Curcumin (Curcuma longa), etc.

The following medicines are useful for the regeneration of damaged brain cells & improving functional capacity and reducing convulsion:

● Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi)
● Centella asiatica (Mandukaparni)
● Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankhpushpi)
● Celastrus paniculatus (Jyotishmati)
● Benincasa hispida (Kushmand)
● Lavandula stoechas (Ustukhuddus)
● Glycyrrhiza glabra (Yashtimadhu)
● Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
● Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari)
● Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi)
● Acorus calamus (Vacha)
● Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)
● Abhrak bhasma
● Suvarna bhasma
● Suvarna prashan

The following medicines are useful for formation of muscles & tissues:

● Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi)
● Emblica officinalis (Amalaki)
● Cyperus rotundus (Musta)
● Panch tikta ghrita
● Panchatikta ghrita guggulu
● Brahmi ghrita
● Panchagavya ghrita

In cerebral palsy, muscles may be very stiff or unusually relaxed and floppy.

Hence, the following medicines are used to improve muscular coordination as well as improve nerve conduction:

● Kaishor guggulu
● Yograj guggulu
● Vata Gajankush ras
● Mahavat Vidhwansan ras
● Tapyadi loh ras
● Vishtinduk vati

The panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda consists of the following procedures for the treatment of cerebral palsy:

● Abhyangam
● Pinda sweda
● Shirobasti
● Shirodhara
● Basti

By holding certain poses for a specified amount of time, yoga can improve body postures by relaxing and strengthening the muscles around the spine. Therefore, yoga is a solution for people with cerebral palsy.

The following yoga postures mainly help to improve strength, coordination and flexibility of a person suffering from cerebral palsy:

● Dandasana
● Trikonasana
● Bharadvajasana
● Tadasana
● Uttanasana
● Balasana
● Supta Padangusthasana
● Adho mukha Svanasana

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