Summary: UDAAN, a premier institution of Delhi, INDIA announces the availability of Multimode Early Medical Intervention therapy of Cerebral Palsy. These dozen or so therapeutic modules are known to be fairly safe in properly selected cases, as discussed below. Last updated January 21, 2007

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Safety aspects of Multimode Early Medical Intervention Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

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Standard Therapy comprising physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation therapy, special education and  speech therapy. These comprise the standard package for all children with Neurodevelopmental disorders that includes cerebral palsy also. They are established modes in every institution for CP, are undoubtedly known to be safe.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy This being the most recent entrant is dealt with separately.
CP-Specific Acupuncture Acupuncture has very definite indications, contraindications, and safety standards to be followed to avoid needle prick infections and transmissible infections. The adverse effects if any are local at injection sites due to bad technique. When properly given, there are no adverse effects: local or systemic.
Unani/Ayurvedic Neuro-restorative nutritional supplements These are herbal supplements  based on ancient Greek and Ayurvedic texts. The agent chosen has been used for centuries to treat epilepsy, hyper or hypo-activity of brain, brain injury or inflammation, mood swings, etc.
Botulinum /Phenol Nerve Block Injection Botulinum therapy, when used in the proper mg per kg dose in properly selected child with muscle spasm but not fixed contractures, is safe though of limited duration benefit, lasting for a few months only. Repeat doses show even shorter durations of benefit. There are no systemic short or long term dangers of the course. Phenol Nerve Block is 15 times cheaper, works equally well in some cases, but cannot be given repeatedly for fear of permanent scar at injection site

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