CHILD MALTREATMENT – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Physical, mental abuse or sexual molestation of a child is called child maltreatment. There are different types of abuses noticed. For preventing these types of abuses special acts were passed by different countries.

  • TYPES OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • DIAGNOSIS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • TREATMENTS FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • PROGNOSIS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • COMPLICATIONS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • CHILD MALTREATMENT  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT
  • YOGA FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

TYPES OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Physical – harm or physical injury made by a person.
  • Mental or emotional – these include emotional assault, rejection, constant criticism, factors that affect the intellectual development of the child.
  • Sexual – Sexual abuse is any sexual activity with a child. This includes oral-genital contact, sexual intercourse, exposure to child pornography etc.
  • Neglect – basic needs of the child (food, shelter…) not met

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Withdrawal from friends
  • Avoiding eye contact with caretakers
  • Withdrawal from daily activities
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Failure to smile
  • Insecurity feeling
  • Suicidal tendency
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Unusual fear
  • Impaired social relationships

DIAGNOSIS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Proper history taking (from the caretakers and child)
  • Physical examination of the child.
  • Diagnosis through laboratory investigations.

TREATMENTS FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Parenting classes for parents
  • Treatment with appropriate medicines  

PROGNOSIS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Early diagnosis and treatment help to manage the symptoms related to child maltreatment. 

COMPLICATIONS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT    

  • Behavioural problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Premature death
  • Physical disabilities

CHILD MALTREATMENT AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda, child maltreatment can be managed based on signs and symptoms. Emotional symptoms in child maltreatment included under asura graha unmada.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

The symptoms of child maltreatment occur due to the following causes:

  • Excess vitiation of doshas
  • Increase of mano doshas like rajas and tamas

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Intense irritability with or without a specific reason

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

Excessive vitiation of doshas in the body of child due to maltreatment in along with derangement in manodoshas leads to irritability in the manas (mind). In physical abuse sareerika lakshanas (physical symptoms) are also manifested.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Dushtaatmaanaam (deceitful/exploitative/unlawful)
  • Krodhanam (aggressive/hostile/impulsive)
  • Unmada – depression
  • Atruptam (unsatisfied/unpleasant)
  • Deva, braahmana, guru dveshinam (arrogant/grandiose/envious/negative emotionality)
  • Bhayam – fear
  • Vyavasaayinam (violent/unlawful/firmness/persistence)

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate treatments

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Brahmighrita
  • Brahmi swarasa – juice of Bacopa monnieri
  • Saraswataghrita
  • Manasamitra vatakam
  • Kalyanakaghrita
  • Dasamolaghrita
  • Aswagandharista
  • Shankpushpi churna

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Murdha taila – oil application on the head
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Enhance communications with family members
  • Avoid irritable situations
  • Always engaged in activities

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms related to child maltreatment.
  • Consume easily digestible nutritious food items, cow’s milk, and ghee.
  • Oil massage on the head is advised.
  • Advice regular exercise and games

YOGA FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT

Should be done in the presence of caretakers with special care

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

Shavasana – relaxes the body and mind

Bhastrika pranayama

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Dr. Rajesh Nair, Expert, Ayurveda Medicine, India

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