Balyavastha or childhood is a crucial phase in human life. This phase is different from other stages because of the Ahara (diet), Vihara (lifestyle) and Aushadhi (medicines) administered during that period. As these factors play an important role during childhood, the methods adopted in the treatment of children are also different.
Balaroga is a branch of Ayurveda that deals with neonatal care, infant feeding, diet for the newborn, daily and seasonal regime and also deals with diseases and disorders relating to children including nutrition of children, immunization etc. Usually, childhood is prone to common ailments like Digestive disorders, Respiratory infections, Skin problems, Worm infestation, etc. This branch of Ayurveda, also known as ‘Kaumarayabhritya’ is one of the significant branches that focus on nursing and nurturing infants, newborns and children. Balaroga not only involves prenatal, postnatal baby care but also some ailments under the branch of Gynaecology. This department of Ayurveda thrives for the well-being of the children and aims to achieve a healthy and disease-free society. The specialist doctors in Ayurveda Paediatrics create awareness among the parents about child care, food habits, physical growth, physiological and psychological issues related to the growth of a child. This helps in bringing up a healthy child.
- Child health care.
- Treatment for cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, etc.
- Delayed milestones
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- Gastrointestinal diseases.
- Kasa and general health.