Bala Chikitsa

Bala Chikitsa or Pediatrics refers to the branch of Ayurveda which deals with diseases of infancy, childhood and adolescence and their treatment. It also mentions the quality of wet nurse, causes of vitiation of breast milk and modes of purification of the same, diseases due to intake of vitiated breast milk and their treatment. Bala is the term used to describe infants and children. Therefore Bala Chikitsa, which is also a synonym of Kaumara Bhritya means treatment of children.

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