COLIC IN BABIES – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Colic is the frequent crying in babies below the age of 3to 4 months. Colic is more likely due to the abdominal irritations in babies.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • CAUSES OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • DIAGNOSIS OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • TREATMENTS FOR COLIC IN BABIES
  • PROGNOSIS OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • COMPLICATIONS OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • COLIC IN BABIES  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COLIC IN BABIES
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COLIC IN BABIES
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR COLIC IN BABIES
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COLIC IN BABIES
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR COLIC IN BABIES
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR COLIC IN BABIES
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COLIC IN BABIES
  • YOGA FOR COLIC IN BABIES
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF COLIC IN BABIES

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Crying is predictable
  • Crying is more during the evening
  • Clench their fist during the episodes of colic
  • Bend the arms and legs towards the belly

CAUSES OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Abdominal discomfort due to gas accumulation
  • Spasm in the digestive system
  • As a part of nervous system development
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Acid reflux in babies
  • Overstimulated senses towards the light, sound etc.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COLIC IN BABIES

Due to the above-mentioned causes, the baby gets irritated, it is expressed as intense crying.

DIAGNOSIS OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Diagnosis is based on the pattern of symptoms
  • Standard diagnostic criteria -“rule of three”— is crying more than three hours per day, more than three days per week, for longer than three weeks.

TREATMENTS FOR COLIC IN BABIES

  • Put a warm water bottle on the belly of  the baby to avoid abdominal irritations
  • Give comfort place to stay
  • Infant massage
  • No medicine is needed

PROGNOSIS OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Colic in babies is self-limiting

COMPLICATIONS OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Colic does not cause short-term or long-term medical problems for a child

COLIC IN BABIES AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,colic in babies is considered as Vata dosha imbalance disorder.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold food by the mother
  • Excess vitiation of vata dosha
  • Udara sula – abdominal pain

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Intense crying – rodanam

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The aggravated vata having provoked these two doshas, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moves greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated vata resides in the body especially in the abdomen of babies and produces irritations leads to intense crying.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Rodanam – crying

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COLIC IN BABIES

  • Sadya (curable) with proper care

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COLIC IN BABIES

Ayurvedic local treatment for COLIC IN BABIES

  • Svedam – mild local fermentation with warm water dipped towel
  • Abhyangam – mild massage

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COLIC IN BABIES

  • Uramarunnu – given after feeding
  • Drugs with Deepana, Pachana and Anuloma effect are mainly chosen for internal administration in Udarasula.

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR COLIC IN BABIES

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR COLIC IN BABIES

  • Lay them across your lap and gently rub their back
  • Burping

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COLIC IN BABIES

  • Avoid food items which produce allergy by the mother
  • Feed probiotics
  • Take proper rest.

YOGA FOR COLIC IN BABIES

  • Pavanamuktasana – relieves colic due to gas accumulation in the abdomen

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF COLIC IN BABIES

  1. Ayurvedic approach towards pain in udarasula w.s.r. to infantile colic – REVIEW

http://www.iamj.in/posts/2019/images/upload/1927_1930.pdf

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