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Cerebral Palsy

Overview

A general term covering a number of neurological conditions that affect a child’s movement and coordination, cerebral palsy affects the brain and nervous system. Caused by damage to the brain, which normally occurs before, during or soon after birth, cerebral palsy is not a progressive condition. This means it will not get worse as your child gets older. However, it can put a great deal of strain on the body, which can cause problems in later life.

The symptoms of cerebral palsy vary greatly from child to child and depend on the type of cerebral palsy your child has. Some children have problems walking, while others are profoundly disabled and require lifelong care.

Children with cerebral palsy often have other related conditions or problems, including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Learning difficulties
  • Visual impairment
  • Incontinence
  • Hearing impairment
  • Difficulties speaking or understanding people speak
  • Curved spine (scoliosis
  • Delayed growth
  • Drooling

Cerebral palsy is not a progressive condition. This means it will not get worse as your child gets older, but it can put a great deal of strain on the body, which can cause problems in later life.

Although cerebral palsy appears to involve the muscles, it is caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls these muscles, called the cerebrum.

This part of the brain is also responsible for other important brain functions, such as communication skills, memory and the ability to learn, which is why some children with cerebral palsy also have learning and communication difficulties.

In the past, experts believed that damage to the brain occurred during birth as a result of the baby being temporarily deprived of oxygen (asphyxia), which can occur during a difficult or complicated birth.

A major project carried out in the 1980s, however, showed that asphyxia was only responsible for an estimated 5 to 10% of cases of cerebral palsy, with most cases occurring as a result of damage to the brain that happened before the child was born.

Any damage that occurs during the first six months of development of a child can have serious and lifelong consequences.

However, a few cases of cerebral palsy are caused by damage to the brain that occurs after birth – normally during the first few months of a baby’s life. Damage can be caused by an infection of the brain, such as meningitis, as the result of a traumatic head injury.

As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.

Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:

Avoid processed foods and eat a balanced diet, avoiding foods which may cause constipation. See the ‘diet’ section of this Find a Cure report for more details.

Health Protocols

Detoxification Therapy:

  • Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
  • Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic.  Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water.   It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
  • Try an Enerhealth Botanicals cleanse. Click here to discover more

Hydrotherapy:

  • We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body.  Read more about colonics by clicking here.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state.  During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water www.drinkrealwater.com

An article on Foxnews.com suggests focusing on calorie-dense, nutritious foods and high quality fats.

Calorie-rich smoothies containing bananas, dates, mangos and avocados can be great for kids, as well as nut butters, coconut milk and leafy greens like kale, spinach and collards.

Avoid foods which may cause constipation, and make pre and pro-biotics a regular part of the diet. Try natural yogurt with fresh fruit in place of high-sugar and processed desserts.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.
  • Eliminate conventional dairy products.  The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows.  If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
  • Avoid conventional beef.  The best beef is organic grass fed beef. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.

Supplements:

Certain vitamins and minerals may help to reduce cerebral palsy symptoms, including the following:

  • Vitamin D – This vitamin helps prevent osteoporosis, a common complication of cerebral palsy.
  • Vitamin B-6 0 – This is believed to help to reduce involuntary movements. Vitamin B-6 is also useful to treat seizures, another possible complication in people with cerebral palsy.
  • Calcium – An important supplement for people with cerebral palsy because of the increased risk of osteoporosis. Calcium supplements can help to strengthen bones, which is especially important if you have cerebral palsy.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids – Found naturally in cold-water fish, omega-3 fatty acids can also be taken as a supplement. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially important for people with cerebral palsy; the supplement may help to reduce involuntary movement in people with movement disorders, such as cerebral palsy.
  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of four weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here.
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil

Fish oil

Cod liver oil

Vegetarian

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

Ayurvedic Medicine

As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Ayurveda has presented very good effects in patients of Cerebral palsy; the treatment can certainly aid to lessen disability and increase the functioning of the affected individual to a great extent.

Ayurvedic medicines which may help improve the functional capacity of the brain and may likewise aid in improving brain function cells include the following:

  • Brahmi
  • Mandukparni
  • Shankhpushpi
  • Jyotishmati
  • Kushmand
  • Ustukhudoos
  • Yashtimadhuk
  • Ashwagandha
  • Shatavari
  • Guduchi
  • Vacha
  • Haritaki
  • Abhrak-Bhasma
  • Suvarna-Bhasma
  • Suvarna prashan

Several of these medicines are also suitable in preventing or reducing convulsions.

Medicines which aid in the formation of the muscles and tissues include:

  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Panch-Tikta-Ghruta
  • Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu
  • Brahmi-Ghruta
  • Pancha-Gavya-Ghruta

Medicines used to increase nerve conduction and muscular coordination include:

  • Kaishor-Guggulu
  • Yograj-Guggulu
  • Vatagajankush-Ras
  • Mahavat-Vidhwans-Ras
  • Tapyadi-Loh-Ras
  • Vish-Tinduk-Vati

Panchkarma therapy:

Panchkarma treatments which are beneficial in this condition are:

  • Abhyangam: Massage of the whole body with medicated oils like Maha-Narayan Oil, Maha-Mash-oil and Maha-Saindhav-oil is very advantageous.
  • Pinda sweda
  • Shirobasti
  • Shirodhara
  • Basti

Traditional Chinese Medicine

To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

According to onlinelibrary.wiley.com, Cerebral palsy (CP) has been defined as a disorder affecting body movement, motor skills and postural control. It is caused by damage to the developing fetal or infant brain during pregnancy, at birth or during the first 3–5 years of life. Patients with CP often seek out CAM treatments, such as acupuncture. The objective of this study was to examine the evidence for the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for CP. Four databases (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, EMBASE and MEDLINE) were searched for RCTs and systematic reviews (SRs) of acupuncture and CP. Titles and abstracts were screened; articles meeting the selection criteria were retrieved in full. Studies were included if they were SRs or RCTs and evaluated the effectiveness of an acupoint stimulation technique in children with CP. Only English and Chinese language papers were included. The search identified seven studies; six RCTs and one quasi-RCT that included acupuncture in at least one group. Three of the RCTs compared different types of acupuncture, while four compared acupuncture to another active intervention, including osteopathy, massage, music and play. The evidence of safety and effectiveness for acupuncture and cerebral palsy is difficult to interpret due to poor reporting. When the effectiveness of a treatment is unknown, data about its safety are paramount. With regards to paediatric needle acupuncture, there is reasonable evidence to suggest that it is safe in trained hands. However, the safety of acupoint injection is unknown, particularly when foreign proteins are being injected.

Aromatherapy

Try the following aromatherapy blend for the symptoms of cerebral palsy:

Orange (citrus sinensis) 14 dr, Lemongrass (cymbopogon citratus) 8 dr and Lavender (lavendula augustifolia) 10 dr. Blended in 100 ml blended vegetable oil + 50ml macerated oil of Marigold (Calendula officinalis). Specific details and a great case study can be found here.

Use 4 drops of essential oil per 25ml of carrier oil.

To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.

Homeopathic Medicine

Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription.  Find your closest Homeopath here.

Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:

Homoeopathic medicines can be effective in the treatment of cerebral palsy; but always speak to a local practitioner for a tailored treatment plan before embarking on any new treatment.

A may show improvement in involuntary jerky movements with homepeopathic medicine, as well as improvement in balancing and equilibrium  and orrection in altered state of sensitivity. Various fears like height, loud noise etc are remarkably reduced.

Homoeopathic medicines are essentially immunomodulators. Thus child who is prone to recurrent infection shows improvement in that ‘ tendency’. It will be noted that the frequency, intensity, duration of his infections like respiratory infections, gastric infections etc will start reducing and child shows build up in the general resistance power.

The correct homoeopathic medicines also promote growth processes thereby speeding up the developmental milestones.· Management of underlying neurological and metabolic disturbance like seizures.

Herbs

Herbal therapies show great promise for cerebral palsy patients, as herbs can be used to nourish the brain, improve motor control, and increase mental acuity. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are similar to hormones and they are a major part of the central nervous system that work not only in the brain, but throughout the entire body.

Ginkgo biloba, Panax and Siberian ginseng can increase the activity of these neurotransmitters for improved muscle functions. These herbs also have other helpful uses in cases of cerebral palsy.

According to livestong.com, free radicals are often prevalent in cases of cerebral palsy. Antioxidant-rich herbs can help counteract and prevent further cell damage caused by their presence. Rosemary, ginger, and ginkgo biloba are among those that have been cited for their high antioxidant content.

Ginger can also be used to improve circulation to the extremities.

Other

Exercise:

Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.

Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.

Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body.  See article section for more information about the art of qigong.

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Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress

Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout

Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective

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Acupuncture for cerebral palsy

Healing the body meditation

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Further Information (links and books)

Aromatherapy and cerebral palsy

Herbal therapies for cerebral palsy

Ayurveda for cerebral palsy

Supplements for cerebral palsy

Foods for children with cerebral palsy

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Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green

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Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic Alternative by Zane Baranowski

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

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Whole food supplement, Pure Synergy

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E3 Live, Green Superfoods

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Omega-3s, Cod Liver oil

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St. John’s Wort

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Sunlight Therapy, Solar Healing

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EMF Chaos Elimination, Q-Link

www.toolsforwellness.com  (800) 456-9887

Living Freedom, Emotional Release Work

www.totalintegrationinstitute.com  (520) 615-9811

Callahan Technique, Thought Field Therapy

www.tftrx.com  (760) 564-1008

Dianetics, Dianetics Technology

www.dianetics.com  (800) 367-8788

Neuro Emotional Technique

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Bowen, Find Practitioner

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Rebounder, Evolution Health

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Andrea Butje | Aromahead andrea@aromahead.com – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt deliciouslyorganic@yahoo.com – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA david024@nsrusa.org – meditation, stress

Judith Hoad judithhoad@gmail.com – herbalist.

Kath May kathrynmay@talktalk.net – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges lillian@lotusinstitute.com – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika monika@healingmuse.com – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  GAC@AyurvedicLifeStyles.com – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – joanne@tftrx.com   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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