Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A (2018)
Effect of salavana upnaha sweda (Bandaging Sudation) on spasticity in spastic dystonic cerebral palsy: A case report
Author(s): Dr. Sudha Singh and Dr. Deepak S Khawale
Abstract: Cerebral palsy is defined as a non-progressive neuromotor disorder of cerebral origin. Most of the cases have multiple neurological deficits and variable mental handicaps. Most children of cerebral palsy had a combination of both spasticity and dystonia. Approximately 1-2 per 100 live births is an estimated incidence of the disease. This disorder of movement and posture causes activity limitation which persists throughout life and required long term treatment. In modern medication however muscle relaxants and physiotherapy are used but invasive procedures like Botox treatment and surgeries required in many cases as per chronicity. Ayurveda offers various treatment modalities oral as well as local in various types of panchkarma procedures. In the present case less common procedure upanahaswedana (sudation with paste of herbs and rock salt) gave encouraging result along with conventional vatashamak regimen used in case of cerebral palsy.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sudha Singh and Dr. Deepak S Khawale. Effect of salavana upnaha sweda (Bandaging Sudation) on spasticity in spastic dystonic cerebral palsy: A case report. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2018; 6(2): 22-24.