Ayurvedic treatment for Rickets


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Rickets can be managed by correcting the nutritional deficiencies in your child. In most cases, this is done with the help of Vitamin D and calcium supplements. When there is a severe case of bowlegs or bone deformities, your doctor may recommend application of special braces to help improve the posture of your child’s body so that the bones can grow normally. In very severe cases, surgery may be recommended.1

Ayurveda recommends holistic treatment for both mother (Dhatri) and the child. These include2,3:

  • Snehana (oleation) – administering ghee, herbal oil, animal fat or bone marrow to expel the imbalanced dosha out of the body
  • Swedana (fomentation) – application of hot, moist substances to heal pain
  • Udvartana (Herbal massage)
  • Basti karma (medicated enema)

For mother whose milk is vitiated with Kapha dosha, Vamana (medicated vomiting) is indicated

For children  deepana dravyas (which increase the digestive fire) like Raasna, Madhuka are indicated

Additionally, Ayurveda also recommends a combination of healthy diet (ahar) and lifestyle changes (vihar) in order to manage rickets effectively.

Some diet and activities to be followed for children are :4

  • Consume calcium rich foods such as nuts, dairy, cheese, etc in diet
  • Consume foods that are rich in Vitamin C and calcium
  • Increase your child’s exposure to sunlight as it is a rich source of Vitamin D

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of bone-diseases and/or rickets without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for bone-diseases and/or rickets, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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