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Cerebral Palsy

Published by Dr. Meghan Haggarty

Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that involve the brain and nervous system.  It is a non-progressive, chronic disorder that affects movement. Cerebral Palsy varies in both severity and symptoms depending on which part of the nervous system was damaged. In Canada it is the most common childhood physical disability and affects 1 in 400 people.

Naturopathic treatment of Cerebral Palsy, like many other neurological conditions, focuses on supporting the nervous system and optimizing the body’s ability to heal the brain. Additionally, naturopathic medicine helps with other issues that made be associated with cerebral palsy including:

  • Wound healing
  • Nutrient Optimization
  • Neurotransmitter Support
  • Food allergies
  • Dietary modification (Ketogenic diet)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the treatment that addresses the nature of the issue—a neurological injury. Hyperbaric oxygen is an effective treatment for this condition because of its ability to:

  • Increase oxygen levels in the brain
  • Decrease neurological inflammation
  • Protect the areas of the brain surrounding the injured area

Our naturopathic doctors in Calgary have the experience combining hyperbaric oxygen therapy with other naturopathic therapies for optimal outcomes. Early intervention is important to get the best results. However, naturopathic treatment may also be effective in older children.

Therapies Used for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

  • Intravenous Glutathione
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Pharmacological, Herbal and Nutrient Therapy
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Detoxification Therapy
  • Nutrition Optimization
  • Acupuncture