AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH FOR BALA ROGA
Bala Chikitsa or Kaumar Bhritya is a specialized branch of Ayurveda which deals with or explains in depth about the nourishment and nutrition of children, method of purifying the milk of Dhatri , diseases occurring in the infant due to consumption of contaminated breast milk and Grahas and also the treatment of diseases occurring in infants and children in called as Kaumarbhritya. Kapha Dosha is predominance in Bala Avastha resulted diseases originated from disturbance of Kapha Dosha. Balshosha, Phakka Roga, Karshya etc., are diseases arise due to the Kapha & Vata Dosha vitiation. Ayurveda formulations offer Dhatu Vardhana effects. Bala Vardhana and Deha Pushti effects of formulations helps in problem associated with growth and development of children. Nourishing effects improves immunity and provides physical as well as mental strength. Rasayana like Shankhpushpi and Jyotishmati, etc., improves Agni and correct digestive disorders clear Srotasa thus maintain circulation of body as well as detoxification process. Pediatric Rasayana boosts Ojus in children and gives disease resistance power. The aim of the study is to emphasize different preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic approached of Ayurveda for the management of pediatric disease.
Keywords: Kaumarbhritya, Balaroga, Panchakarma, Pediatric