Exploring the effectiveness of homoeopathy in children with cerebral palsy (CP)
Author(s): Dr. Neha Patel
Abstract: Cerebral Palsy is a disorder of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitations attributed to non-progressive disturbances of the fetal or infant brain that may also affect sensation, perception, cognition, communication and behaviour which partly explains the variability of clinical findings. Reduction of physical disability and maximizing the patient’s independence remains the usual focus with minimum attention to other domains.
This retrospective case series of six consecutive cases of cerebral palsy attempts to explore the scope of the evidence-based holistic approach of homoeopathy not just for reduction of disability but also for all the other affected domains.
It was observed that associated complaints, intensity and frequency of seizure, speech/language emotional and behavioural issues had early improvement whereas the other domains viz. gross/fine motor and daily activities had shown slower improvement.