Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy:

The term cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a group of motor disorders resulting in muscular in coordination and loss of muscle control. It is caused by damage to the motor areas of the brain during fetal life, birth, and infancy in about 2 of every 1000 children. One cause is infection of the mother by the German measles (rubella) virus during her first 3 months
of pregnancy. Radiation during fetal life, temporary lack of oxygen during birth, and hydrocephalus during infancy may also cause cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy is not a progressive disease; is does not worsen as time elapses. Once the damage is done, however, it is irreversible.

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Spastic paralysis from birth is called cerebral palsy. Again, the degree of difficulty the child encounters varies widely among those suffering from this disorder, which is caused when groups of nerve cells in the brain fail to operate. This in turn causes several types of movement disorder: lack of coordination, spasm and movement, which is uncontrolled, and without purpose. Sometimes mental ability is impaired, sometimes the child merely appears to be retarded because he has such difficulty in making his responses clearly, and in speaking.
Muscles weakness is common to all sufferers of cerebral palsy and massage with essential oils certainly helps in this respect. Include massage of the limbs and spine in any developmental program your child is involved in, and teach him to do it for himself, as he gets older. The essential oils have such a lovely aroma and massage is in itself so relaxing this should be a time of enjoyment for your child, as well as being therapeutic.

Essential oils for muscular palsy:
Coriander
Marjoram
Eucalyptus
lemon
Geranium
Ginger
Cypress
Nutmeg
Lavender

Essential oils for muscular weakness:
Immortelle
Orange
Eucalyptus
peppermint
Basil
Neroli
Lemon
Rosemary

Cerebral Palsy Muscular Spasm formula:
Ginger 10 drops
Marjoram 10 drops
Lavender 5 drops
Eucalyptus Lemon 5 drops
Diluted in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Cerebral Palsy Muscular Weakness formula:
Basil 5 drops
Lemon 8 drops
Eucalyptus peppermint 9 drops
Immortelle 8 drops
Diluted in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.