Summary: Acupuncture is an ancient technique to provide controlled stimulus through needles inserted at specified points of the body to control physiological activity, pain, muscle spasm, etc. at a distant point of the body. This technique can be used successfully to supplement standard therapy of cerebral palsy to achieve a superior grade of Neurodevelopmental activities and provide a better quality of life to the cp child. Last updated January 21, 2007

Acupuncture Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

Based on the talk on role of acupuncture in cp, during the world's first workshop on UDAAN Multimode Early Medical Intervention Therapy for Cerebral Palsy, on October 1, 2000, at the Convention Center of Hamdard University, New Delhi.

  • The effects of acupuncture are the following
    - Analgesic
    - Sedation
    - Homeostatic or Regulatory
    - Immunostimulant
    - Psychological (? Endogenous opiate route)
    - Motor recovery

Recent studies carried out have suggested pathways by which these effects could be manifested:
    a    Pathway 1
    b   Pathway Contd.

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