Alternative Treatment of Musician’s dystonia (MD)

ABSTRACT

Music is a string that braces our soul and fills its emptiness. The feed of music for our soul is cooked by Musicians. They are the one which can make you laugh and cry with strings of their music. We all know how supportive the listening music is when mood is not on its way. This is all magic of musician’s hands and brain which generates music. When the hands and brain of musicians work simultaneously, the waves of music coming from their instruments make our soul dance. But unfortunately, sometimes the situation arises which incapables the musician to produce magic with his hands. This condition is termed as Musician’s Dystonia. In this article, we are going to discuss Musician’s Dystonia and how to treat it.

INTRODUCTION

Dystonia is referred to as a condition which causes unusual or involuntary movements. There are various types of dystonia from which musician’s dystonia is one. Musician’s dystonia (MD) is a neurological motor disorder characterized by unusual or involuntary movements of muscles which are used in playing a musical instrument.

Musician’s dystonia decreases the musician’s ability to play an instrument. Main three instruments associated with this disease are guitar, piano and brass instruments. About 1-2% of professional musicians have to suffer from this dystonia while a large number of affected musicians remain unidentified by this disease. Ratio of musician’s dystonia is more in males than in females.

Dystonia is also observed in hair stylists, tailors, athletes and in people who spend most of their time typing on the computer keyboards. The type of dystonia that occurs in athletes is termed as

Musician's Dystonia

CAUSES

Musician’s dystonia is the result of variations in the way of nerves of body parts to build communication with the brain. In response, instructions from the brain fail to coordinate with desired movements.

Some Medical Conditions Which can Cause Musicians Dystonia are

  • Infection
  • Trauma to the affected body part
  • Adverse reaction of medication
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Carbon-monoxide poisoning
  • Stroke

Some Habits of musician’s can Also Cause Musicians Dystonia, which includes:

  • Change in technique of playing an instrument
  • Increased amount of performance or practice time
  • Playing a new type of instrument
  • Changes made due to a nerve injury

Environmental and genetic factors may both play a role in Musician’s dystonia. About 10% of people affected with this disease already have a family background of this condition.

SYMPTOMS

Generally there is no feeling of pain observed in this. Symptoms of Musician dystonia may find in hands which don’t respond as wanted when musicians try to play his instrument.

Symptoms to be observed are:

  • Clenching or curling in fingers
  • Fingers shaking
  • Freezing of hands or stop moving altogether
  • Imbalanced sleep patterns
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Digestive problems
  • Exhaustion
  • Mental stress
  • Blurred vision
  • Short temper

DIAGNOSIS

When you visit your doctor, he will ask your medical history, used medications and activities of daily life. Doctor also make an examination of affected body part and ask to perform some tests which are:

  • Blood tests to detect any infection
  • CT scan or MRI to check if any lesion or tumor present inside brain
  • Electromyography to monitor electrical activity inside muscles.

TREATMENT

There is no exact treatment of Musician’s dystonia in modern science. However there are several treatment approaches including intake of anti-cholinergic such as Trihexyphenidyla and several others. Intake of such medicines is not effective to treat this disease but they give adverse effects to the patients such as difficulty in urination, dry mouth, anxiety, drowsiness and depression. These medications are not safe to consume as they have numerous side effects.

But there is no need to worry; the Ayurveda system has effective treatment of this disease and that too without giving any side effects. As Ayurveda is the oldest and natural system of medicines, it makes the disease treated by its root cause. Ayurvedic medicines are 100 percent safer to consume for person of any age.

How to Find which Ayurvedic Company is Best?

PLANET AYURVEDA is treating various acute as well as chronic diseases from a number of years. It manufactures its own herbal products using organic and pure herbs and applying principles of Ayurvedic literature. All our products are formulated with best quality extracts of herbs without using any chemical, preservative, starch, additive, binder, colors or any other synthetic excipient under the guidance of MD Ayurveda doctors.

As a result of many years of research and study, Planet Ayurveda manufactures some preparations for the treatment of Musicians Dystonia.

Herbal Remedies for Musician's Dystonia

Ayurvedic Medicines for Musician's Dystonia

Take a look at These Wonderful Formulations.

  1. RumoGin 5 Capsules
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Rasa
  4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  5. Brahmi Capsules

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. RumoGin 5 Capsules

RumoGin 5 capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of several herbs such as

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrata)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum).

These capsules are very much effective in treating musician’s dystonia, along this they improve bone health, joint health, and muscle health also.

DOSAGE: 2 capsules, two times during day with plain water, after meals.

2. Yograj Guggul

Ingredients such as

  • Shudh Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Devdaru (Cedrus deodara)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Many more are used in Planet Ayurveda’s manufacturing unit to make Yograj guggul tablets. These tablets are advantageous in getting rid from musician’s dystonia and arthritis also. Equilibrium between Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) are also maintained by Yograj Guggul tablets.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets, twice in day with normal water, after meals.

3. Vrihat Vatchintamani rasa

Vrihat Vatchintamani rasa is made up of Swarna bhasma (Calx of Gold), Abhraka bhasma (Calx of Mica), Rajat bhasma (Calx of Silver), Loha bhasma (Calx of Iron), Mukta bhasma (Calx of Pearl) and several other marvelous ingredients helping in treatment of musician’s dystonia as well as improving brain functioning, mental health, digestive system and nervous system. This Rasa also balances the vata and pitta doshas in the body.

DOSAGE: 125 mg, twice a day with honey or musta kashaya, after meals.

4. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Boswellia Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of two anti-inflammatory herbs; Boswellia and Curcumin. These capsules are very effective in treating musician’s dystonia and in arthritis, osteoarthritis, and cervical spondylitis, chronic colitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, marie-strumpell disease and cancer also.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule, twice during a day with normal water, after meals.

5. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules are formulated by standardized extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) herb. These capsules are effective in improving brain strength, maintaining vocal cords, and providing longevity. Not only this, brahmi capsules also promote healthy skin and purify blood. These capsules can be used in the treatment of swelling, fever, cough, diabetes and jaundice.

DOSAGE: 2 capsules, twice daily with normal water, after meals.

Ayurvedic medicines of Planet Ayurveda are best in treating musician’s dystonia in a natural way as they don’t have any side-effects.

OTHER MEASURES TO FOLLOW

  • Wear a thin glove while playing on the instrument.
  • Change the technique of holding and playing instruments.
  • Try to alter the angle of the keyboard while playing traditional piano      because its keys have some different texture.
  • Do stretch of affected organs, which help you to decrease discomfort associated with Musician’s dystonia.

CONCLUSION

Musicians entertain us with their magical hands and instruments. So, it is necessary for the magicians to stay healthy and get rid from Musician’s Dystonia. As we read above, this is a disease which can be treated with Ayurvedic medicines only. Use above given medicines and generate vibes of happiness and love into environment.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

https://www.planetayurveda.com

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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