CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF CEREBRAL PALSY WITH AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW
*Dr. Saniya Y. Pathan, Dr. Anil B. Kale and Dr. Nishigandha A. Kubade
Cerebral Palsy is a static encephalopathy which is the leading cause of childhood disability. Its prevalence is approaximately 1.5-2 cases per 1000 live births. For a similar description of the CP, there is no any direct reference available in Ayurvedic classics. But nearer symptoms and some causative factors linked to etiopathogenesis for such type of disease, are described very clearly in many chapters of different texts. The pathophysiology of CP states that it is caused by damage to the developing brain that disrupts the brains ability to control movement and maintain posture and balance. Based on its Lakshanas the chief Dosha involved in Cerebral Palsy is identified as Vata. Hence Nidanapanchaka are evolved accordingly. It will definitely help to understand this disease entity with ayurvedic point of view and ultimately to develop an ayurvedic protocol for the same.
Keywords: Cerebral Palsy, Lakshanas, Dosha, Nidanapanchaka.
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