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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-29

Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda in the management of child cerebral palsy spasticity


1 JR, Dept.of Kaumarbhritya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research In Ayurveda, GAU, Jamnagar, India
2 JR, Dept.of Kaumarbhritya, IPGTR, GAU, Jamnagar, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. Kaumarbhritya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research In Ayurveda, GAU, Jamnagar, India
4 Asst. Prof., Department of Kaumarbhritya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research In Ayurveda, GAU, Jamnagar, India

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Rahul Ghuse
JR, Dept.of Kaumarbhritya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research In Ayurveda, GAU, Jamnagar
India
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Children are the strength of a nation. Childhood period is the foundation of the life and it is here that seeds for healthy life are laid down, disabled children are of great concern to family as well as the society. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the leading cause of chronic disability in children, making them socially apart. According to WHO (World Health Organization) approximation, in India estimated incidence of Cerebral Palsy is around 3 / 1000 live births. Spastic CP is the most common form of cerebral palsy and occurs in three-quarters of people affected. Considering the prevalence of spastic CP, the present study was designed to evaluate the role of ‘Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda’ in spasticity management. Present Study was carried out in 6 patients, by adopting following treatment protocol First 5 days Udvartana, next 5 days Abhyanga with Bala Taila & Nadi Sweda and next 8 days Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda. The treatment was carried out in three courses with time span of 16 days between each course. Medhya churna was given as internal medication for 86 days along with three courses of Panchakarma procedures. It was found that Shashtika Shali Pinda Sweda helps in reducing the spasticity.


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