Ayurveda is the famous traditional system of medicine practised in India thousands of years ago. The word implies the science of life in Sanskrit. It has many classic texts elaborated on the ways to maintain health and cure the disease. It is a treasure of knowledge with a detailed description of numerous diseases and their treatment. Ayurveda mentions the definition of health not as mere absence of disease but physical, mental and emotional well being with social harmony. Regular cleansing of body and mind is needed to maintain a clean body and a clear mind. Ayurveda suggests an ideal daily routine & seasonal regimen for all healthy individuals as part of maintaining health, thus preventing diseases.
Ayurveda has eight specialities in which Kaumarabhritya deals with modern paediatric conditions. Ayurveda strongly believes that hereditary and genetic factors can cause disease with or without environmental support. Many instructions are given to coupe who wishes to have a baby. Antenatal and post-natal care are also elaborated with given importance to the health of both mother & baby, and prevention of any infections .
Neuro-degenerative disorders are considered as the clinical manifestation of an angry Vaata dosha, one among the mighty tridoshas or basic functional units in most cases. Though it is stated that controlling Vaata is a difficult task, many medicines & therapies are there to be done in such cases. Ayurveda can give wonderful results in differentially abled children when united with supportive & integrated therapies. Proper diet, lifestyle modifications and organic herbal formulations can help the child’s body systems function in a better way.