Cervical Dystonia

About Cervical Dystonia

Cervical dystonia is defined as the painful situation, where the muscle near the neck region contracts involuntarily. It causes the head to turn and twist to one particular side. It can also lead to an uncontrollable tilt in both backward and forward direction. This situation is also known as the spasmodic torticollis.

This is a rare disorder. This may occur anytime and at any age, especially in women of middle age. Symptoms tend to start off very gradually. It, then reaches the worst point.

Several conditions may occur in cervical dystonia. These are twisting and turning the ear to the shoulder, chin to the shoulder, chin straight up and down. Of these, the most common one is when the chin gets pulled to the shoulder. Also, a lot of various combos of abnormal postures of head or jerking motion may result due to this painful disorder. Patients facing the problem may often get pain in the neck region radiating towards the shoulders. This often leads to headaches, which are exhausting.

Causes of Cervical Dystonia

In many cases, this injury is associated with head, shoulder or neck injuries. Also, there are certain anti-psychotic drugs, which lead to this disorder as well.

This disorder is most likely to occur in women and also in the age between 40 to70. These symptoms also sometimes appear in the face and shoulder region. Also, it may result in depression.

The common causes are the following:

  • Brain trauma
  • Tumour
  • Stroke
  • Reactions on exposure to drugs
  • Infections
  • Poisoning due to carbon monoxide or lead

Major Symptoms of Cervical Dystonia

Some major symptoms of this painful disorder are the following:

  • Cramps in the legs
  • Neck pull involuntarily
  • Blinking of the eyes in uncontrolled manner
  • Difficulties in speech
  • Dragging of legs
  • Fatigue
  • Exhaustion
  • Stress
  • Pain

Ayurvedic Perspective

In Ayurveda Cervical dystonia can be compared to Manya stambh in which there is stiffness in neck region and vata is considered responsible for this condition.

Herbal Remedies for Cervical Dystonia by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies such as Yograj Guggul, Punarnava mandur, Giloy Capsules & Aamvatantak churna for ayurvedic treatment of cervical dystonia. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

1. Yograj Guggul

This medicine contains the following herbs:-

  • Commiphora mukul (Guggul)
  • Plumbago zeylanica (Ceylon)
  • Cyperus rotundus (Nagarmotha)
  • Emblica officinalis (Amla)
  • Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)
  • Terminalia bellirica (Baheda)
  • Carum copticum (Ajwain)
  • Piper longum (Long Pepper)
  • Tribulus terrestris (Tribulus)
  • Trachyspermum roxburghianum (Celery)
  • Embelia ribes (Vidanga)
  • Nigella sativa (Black Cumin)
  • Cuminum cyminum (Cumin)
  • Piper cubeba (Cubeb)
  • Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom)
  • Pluchea lanceolata (Rasna)
  • Coriandrum sativum (Coriander)
  • Zingiber officinale (Ginger)
  • Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)
  • Cinnamomum zeylanica (Cinnamon)
  • Vetiveria zizanioides (Vetiver)
  • Abies webbiana (Talispatra)
  • Cinnamomum tamala (Tejpatra)

These herbs work synergistically to treat this painful disorder to a huge extent. It provides support to the various organs of the body. Also, it helps to maintain a balance between the Vata energy of the body.

Dose: Two tablets twice daily after meals.

2. Punarnava Mandur

These tablets help in maintaining the water balance in the body of the individuals. It is a natural supplement.

The main ingredients of this tablet are the following:

  • Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava)
  • Plumbago zeylanica (Chitrak)
  • Curcuma longa (Haridra)
  • Emblica officinalis (Amla)
  • Piper longum (Long Pepper)
  • Zingiber officinale (Ginger)
  • Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)
  • Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)
  • Piper chaba (Gaj Pippal)
  • Embelia ribes (Vidanga)

Dose: Two tablets twice daily after meals.

3. Giloy Capsules

These capsules help in maintaining the overall health of the individuals. These are purely natural and vegetarian in nature. These capsules help to support a healthy immune system. Giloy, scientifically known as Tinospora cordifolia is the ingredient herb of these capsules.

Dose: Two capsules twice daily.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

These capsules help to support the overall health of the individuals. These also help to maintain the health of the bones and joints of the individuals. Shallaki (scientifically known as Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (scientifically known as Curcuma longa) are the ingredient herbs of these capsules.

Dose: 2 capsules two times daily.

5. Aamvatantak Churna

This herbal powder helps to maintain the health of the joints of the body. It also helps in managing the "Ama" doshas of the body. These are free from chemicals and artificial. These are perfectly natural and vegetarian in nature. This churna pacifies vata effectively.

The ingredient herbs of this churna are the following:

  • Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
  • Trigonella foenumgraecum (Methi)
  • Colchicum automnale (Suranjaan)
  • Sphaeranthus indicus (Gorakhmundi)
  • Curcuma longa (Haridra)
  • Zingiber officinale (Sonth)

These herbs have a lot of medicinal properties. These are antiseptic, antibiotic and many others.

Dose: 1 teaspoon twice daily with water.

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