Sunday, October 12, 2008
Cerebral Palsy & Homeopathic Treatment
What is Cerebral Palsy?
The term cerebral palsy refers to any one of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination but don’t worsen over time. Even though cerebral palsy affects muscle movement, it isn’t caused by problems in the muscles or nerves. It is caused by abnormalities in parts of the brain that control muscle movements. The majority of children with cerebral palsy are born with it, although it may not be detected until months or years later. The early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before a child reaches 3 years of age. The most common are a lack of muscle coordination when performing voluntary movements (ataxia); stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity); walking with one foot or leg dragging; walking on the toes, a crouched gait, or a “scissored” gait; and muscle tone that is either too stiff or too floppy. A small number of children have cerebral palsy as the result of brain damage in the first few months or years of life, brain infections such as bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis, or head injury from a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or child abuse.
Is there any treatment?
According to western medicine, there is no medicine for Cerebral palsy and it can’t be cured, but homeopathic treatment will often improve a child's capabilities. Especially when started homeopathic medication at early stages Many children go on to enjoy near-normal adult lives if their disabilities are properly managed. In general, the earlier treatment begins the better chance children have of overcoming developmental disabilities or learning new ways to accomplish the tasks that challenge them.
I use to start medication with bio-chemic tissue salts such as calc Flourica 12x, calcrea Phosphorica 12x, Kali Phosphorica 6x, Lycopodium, Calc carb. and China Off are very helpful.
Besdie homeopathic therapy there is nor harm to go on with allopatic treatment which may include physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, drugs to control seizures, relax muscle spasms, and alleviate pain; surgery to correct anatomical abnormalities or release tight muscles; braces and other orthotic devices; wheelchairs and rolling walkers; and communication aids such as computers with attached voice synthesizers.
What is the prognosis?
Cerebral palsy doesn’t always cause profound disabilities. While one child with severe cerebral palsy might be unable to walk and need extensive, lifelong care, another with mild cerebral palsy might be only slightly awkward and require no special assistance. Supportive treatments, medications, and surgery can help many individuals improve their motor skills and ability to communicate with the world.
What research is being done?
Researchers are investigating the roles of mishaps early in brain development, including genetic defects, which are sometimes responsible for the brain malformations and abnormalities that result in cerebral palsy. Scientists are also looking at traumatic events in newborn babies’ brains, such as bleeding, epileptic seizures, and breathing and circulation problems, which can cause the abnormal release of chemicals that trigger the kind of damage that causes cerebral palsy. To make sure children are getting the right kinds of therapies, studies are also being done that evaluate both experimental treatments and treatments already in use so that physicians and parents have valid information to help them choose the best therapy.
Malaysia Today: 11 October 2008
One Celebral Palsy -CP patient Age 10 years from Oman, UAE were brought to us toady with CP. The patient have been to various countries and consult many western doctors, but not much improvement.
I had a record of a young girl age 12 years suffering from same problem CP and I have given homeopathic treatment for 2 years and the young are very lucky that she has responded well with my homeopathic medication and now this young lady is as normal as any other girls.
Based on those record, I have given homeopathic medication for this Omanese boy for 5 months and ask him to come after 5 months of my medication.
We pray that this boy will respond well with our prescription.= InshaAllah.
Posted by Homeopathic Blog at 6:16 AM