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J. res. tradit. med. 2016; 2(3): 62-69

Clinical Study on the Management of Cerebral Palsy with Yoga Basti (Medicated Enema)

Rahul Ghuse*, Maleka Vhora, Virendra Kumar Kori.

Background: Disabled children are of great concern for families as well as the society. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the leading cause of chronic disability in children, making them physically and mentally handicapped and socially apart. Considering the signs and symptoms of CP, the disease entity seems to be very close to the presentation of Vata Vyadhi (disease caused due to predominance of Vata bio-humor). Treatment of Vata Dosha consists of a variety of modalities among which Basti (enema) is said to be the prime one. Aim: The present study was designed to evaluate the role of Yoga Basti in the management of cerebral Palsy. Materials & Methods: Six patients were enrolled in the study who were administered with three courses of procedures. Initially Udvartana (a type of massage usually with dry powder) was done for rst 5 days, followed by Abhyanga (a type of massage usually with oil) for next 5 days with Bala Taila & Nadi Sweda (type of fomentation) and Yoga Basti (medicated enema) for next 8 days. Medhya Churna (powder of drugs) was given as internal medication for 86 days. The International standard assessment protocol was adopted to evaluate the efcacy of the therapy. Results: The efficacy of treatment assessed on CDC grade revealed that head holding, sitting, standing, fine motor improved significantly (p

Key words: Ayurvedic treatment, Cerebral Palsy, Yoga Basti

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