Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Cerebral palsy is caused by injuries or abnormalities of the brain. Most of these problems occur as the baby grows in the womb, but they can happen at any time during the first 2 years of life, while the baby’s brain is still developing.
In some people with cerebral palsy, parts of the brain are injured due to low levels of oxygen (hypoxia) in the area. It is not known why this occurs.
Cerebral palsy may also occur during early infancy as a result of several conditions, including:
Bleeding in the brain
Brain infections (encephalitis, meningitis)
Infections in the mother during pregnancy (rubella)
Signs and symptoms
All types of cerebral palsy are characterized by abnormal muscle tone reflexes, or motor development and coordination. There can be joint and bone deformities and contractures (permanently fixed, tight muscles and joints). The classical symptoms are spasticities, spasms, other involuntary movements, unsteady gait, problems with balance, and/or soft tissue findings consisting largely of decreased muscle mass.
There are several different types of cerebral palsy, including spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic, hypotonic, and mixed.
It is commonly referred to as a group of non-developmental conditions of the motor nerves in the human body which can lead to various physical impairments of the chief areas of the body. This disease is related to the disorder of movements and the affected region is the cerebrum area of the brain.
This disease can be classified into 3 main types, namely –
Spastic (related to tiredness, stress and weakness),
Ataxic (related to motor skills) and
Athetoid (related to involuntary motions).
These patients have low resistant power towards other disease causing elements (flu, malaria, etc.)
How homeopathy can help
Homeopathic treatment can help these patients by improving their IQ, motor capacities. which no other system can do. It improves neuromuscular abilities, so motor milestones start appearing faster. It improves in swallowing, neck handling, sitting, standing and walking. It improves in understanding of the child and calculating capacity, schooling capacity. There is negligible level of orthopedic direction required under homeopathic treatment and there is no need of frequent physiotherapy sessions as well.
Secondly, it completely stops recurrent infections. So deterioration of the child stops and regains immunity to fight diseases.
Thirdly it improves cognitive ability of children also helps to improve associate psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, conduct disorders and hyper kinesis
Homoeopathy can help in majority of cases. The improvement in most cases starts within first 2 to 3 months of treatment. The maximum benefit can be derived within 12 – 15 months of treatment, in majority of cases. The basic idea of homeopathic treatment is to put the majority of children to the normal school. So for them ideally treatment should start from 2 to 3 years of age. So that, at the age of 3 – 4 years child is fit for schooling.