Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

What is Cervical Dystonia – Causes, Symptoms and Herbal Treatment

Abstract

Dystonia is a disorder that causes uncontrollable contraction of the muscles which results in twitching or repetitive movements. This condition can either affect a single body part or multiple parts of the body. The muscle spasm can range from severe to mild symptoms depending on the severity of the patient. It sometimes becomes difficult for them to even perform the day-to-day tasks and it makes life miserable for patients. In this article, we are going to talk about Cervical Dystonia and its herbal treatment.

What is Cervical Dystonia?

Cervical dystonia is a long-lasting or chronic disease that causes spasms or involuntary movements of the neck muscles. It is also known as the spasmodic torticollis. It is a very rare disorder that can occur at any age but it is mostly seen in middle-aged people. Women are more likely to be affected by Cervical Dystonia as compared to Men. The symptoms differ from patient to patient but it might get worse gradually. The specific cause for the disease is not known and there can be other triggering factors.

Cervical Dystonia

There are different types of Cervical Dystonia including

Torticollis:- One of the most common types and in this the nose, as well as chin, can only rotate in one direction. The muscles that are commonly affected are the trapezius as well as levator scapulae.

Laterocollis:- It is the type where the head is down to the shoulder and only on one side. In this type, the individual finds it difficult to place his or her head in the center.

Anterocollis:- These people have difficulty in speaking, swallowing as well as difficulty in vision.

Retrocollus:- Muscles involved are the extensors where the head is pulled back.

What are the symptoms seen in Cervical Dystonia?

Pain is one of the challenging and frequently seen symptoms in the patient with cervical dystonia.

The common symptoms seen are

  • Spasmodic pain in the muscles of the neck
  • Tingling and numbness sensation
  • Headache
  • Ear and Chin move towards the shoulder
  • Involuntary movements of the muscles of the neck.
  • Head, neck, and shoulder movements are restricted

What are the causes for Cervical Dystonia?

The main cause for the disease is still not known but there are some possible reasons including

  • A neurological disorder like Parkinson’s.
  • Any external injury to the shoulder, neck, or head
  • 10 to 25 percent of people have genetic mutations
  • Consumption of certain types of drugs may also cause Cervical Dystonia
  • Trauma
  • Stroke
  • Infection

What are the Risk Factors?

Here are some risk factors causing Cervical Dystonia including

  • Age:- It is mostly seen in between the ages of 30 to 50 ages
  • Sex:- Women are most likely to be affected
  • Family history:- People who have a history of cervical dystonia in the family are most likely to suffer from the disease

How can Cervical Dystonia be diagnosed?

The first common thing done is the physical examination of the patient.

Other test

  1. Blood test
  2. MRI scan

Treatment of Cervical Dystonia

According to Allopathic, there is no particular treatment for the disease but it can be treated on the basis of the symptoms. It is mostly seen that people suffer from other bad effects and their health might also deteriorate.

In Ayurveda, the Cervical Dystonia is compared to Manya stambh where the stiffness of the neck is caused due to imbalance Vata. Through Herbal medicine, one can easily control their symptoms without any side effects.

Herbal Medicine Provided By Planet Ayurveda For Cervical Dystonia

Planet Ayurveda is a private limited company that provides herbal medicine not only in India but also in other parts of the World. All the herbal medicines are 100 percent pure as well as natural along with that it is free from chemicals, preservatives, and additives. Each medicine is made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested as well.

Here are the list of herbal medicine for Cervical Dystonia

  1. Yograj Guggul
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Brahmi Capsules
  4. Aamvatantak Churna
  5. Giloy Capsules
  6. Ashwagandha capsules

Herbal Remedies for CERVICAL DYSTONIA

Herbs for Cervical dystonia

Product Description

1. Yograj Guggul

It is made from herbs like Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Pippali (Piper longum), Ajwain (Carum copticum), Vidang (Embelia ribes), Kulanjan (Alpinia galanga) and many more. It is very effective in any kind of muscle or joint problem including dystonia as it helps in providing nourishment and strength to the neuromuscular system. It is very effective in removing toxins from the body and making it overall healthy.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily after meals with water.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

It is made from two very excellent herbs including Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). It’s one of the effective combinations of anti-inflammatory herbs and is very good for increasing mobility. It is helpful in reducing morning stiffness which is very common in patients who suffer from muscle dystonia

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Brahmi Capsules

This herbal medicine contains a single herb known as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) which is effective in treating stress. It helps in increasing the coordination between the brain neurons and is also very helpful in improving muscle movement. Along with that, it is very good for involuntary movements in the body.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

4. Aamvatantak Churna

This herbal combination is one of the best churna for the stiffness and inflammation in the muscles or joints. As it is packed with herbs like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and many more. It is one of the unique herbal formulations for detoxifying the body and removing ailments like headaches or tingling sensations as well.

Dosage:- Two teaspoonfuls twice daily after meals with water.

5. Giloy Capsules

It is made from a single herb known as Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) which is very effective in increasing immunity. Along with that, it will help in purifying the blood and treating any kind of Dystonia as well. It helps in treating complaints like gout, pain in joints, inflammation, and increasing movement of the body.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with water.

6. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is one of the well-known herbs called Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and is best for increasing the strength of the body. It is one of the best herbs for providing nourishment to the tissue, bones as well as muscles. It effectively increases the strength of muscles and bones.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals

Conclusion

Cervical dystonia is a disorder that can affect the daily routine of the body and above-mentioned being the daily routine. The above mentioned article described all the herbal medicines that are beneficial in treating the disease naturally and also stabilizing the condition.

Herbal Treatment of Glycogen Storage Disorder

What is glycogen?

Glycogen is the primary carbohydrate stored in the liver and muscle cells of animals. Glucose is stored inside the cells in the form of glycogen. The sugar needed for the body to provide energy for daily metabolic activities are provided by the glucose. And this glucose is converted into glycogen and also glycogen is catabolized back into glucose as per the times of requirement. There are a number of enzymes that accompany the process too.

So the process of converting glycogen back to glucose at times of immediate energy requirement to maintain the blood glucose levels is called glycogenolysis and the process of forming glycogen from glucose is called glycogenesis. Takes place when the blood glucose levels are sufficient or to allow the storage of excess glucose in liver and muscle cells.

What are glycogen storage disorders?

Glycogen storage disorders are formed due to the malfunctioning of a protein or enzymes (enzymes are made of proteins) responsible for glycogenolysis or gluconeogenesis. The enzyme disorders are the main reason why there will be an inadequate amount of glycogen produced in the body or the resultant effect like abnormal glycogen production.

If the enzymes linked with the glycogenolysis are affected it will lead to a low or excess levels of glucose in blood too. Resulting in conditions like hypoglycaemia (low levels of glucose in the body).

Different types of glycogen storage disorders.

Depending on which enzyme is lacking or functioning abnormally, there are mostly 12 types of glycogen storage disorders. The disorders likely affect the cells of the liver and muscles. It also tends to affect the kidney, heart, blood vessels, bowels, and the neural system also gradually. The important ten types being as follows,

  • Von Gierke’s disease (type I : most common)
  • Pompe’s disease (type II)
  • Forbes-cori disease (type III)
  • Andersen’s disease (type IV)
  • Mc ardle’s disease (type V)
  • Hers disease (type VI)
  • Tarui’s disease (type VII)
  • Liver phosphorylase kinase deficiency (type IX)
  • Fanconic- Bickel syndrome (type XI)
  • Lewis disease (type 0)

Glycogen Storage Disorder

How do you get glycogen disorders and what are the symptoms?

Mostly the glycogen disorders are inherited. Passed on through families via genes. The symptoms depend on the type of disorder.

  • Type I, IV, VI, IX affects the liver.
  • Type V, VII affects muscles.
  • Type III affects both muscles and liver.

The common systems will include

In children

  • Slow growth along with weak muscles.
  • Low blood sugar levels leading to sweating, tremor, confusion, uncontrolled muscle movements and convulsions, drowsiness etc.
  • Enlarged liver which doctors inspect on child’s tummy.
  • Obesity and kidney problems
  •  Bleeding disorders and clotting issues.

In case of teenagers and adults it can lead to fatigue and exhaustion even at the slightest of physical activities. Muscles can be weak and might even ace. Few disorders depending upon their underlying reasons can affect your immune system making you susceptible to infections.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Blood tests, biopsy and scanning are most adopted medical techniques to diagnose glycogen storage disorders. For treatment we need to stabilize that disarray in the glycogen and glucose levels of blood. Diet plan will help a lot. In Ayurveda a healthy diet and necessary physical activities corresponding to the health issues will heal your body to a greater extent. So stick to a diet plan. High protein content if given as an input and the use of nutritional supplements like glucose can be helpful.

Now the tricky cases appear as well, when the patients stop responding to nutritional supplements. In those instances we may occasionally go for liver transplant. For immunity to decrease, a regular antibiotic protection for the body to cope up against infection may also be adopted. Replacement therapy for enzymes are also administered now to reverse the condition ensuring their optimal functioning in metabolic reaction

So if you are searching for nutritional supplements, here are some of our best choices from Planet Ayurveda. Planet ayurveda is a trusted and famed organisation offering products across all over the world. The experts of planet ayurveda suggests some of the formulations for the management of these  disorders which are as follows :-

  1. Kumar kalyan ras
  2. Energo Plan syrup
  3. Arogyavardhini vati
  4. Nourish Maxx
  5. Ashwagandha Capsules
  6. Chanderprabha vati

Herbal Remedies for Glycogen Storage Disorder

Glycogen Storage Disorder

 

Products Description

1. Kumar kalyan ras

It is a herbal mineral known to treat paediatric and heat related ailments with the help of their herbal formulations. The ingredients being kumari rasa (Aloe Vera juice extract), sheedha shuddha parada (purified mercury), abhraka basma (purified and processed mica) and a lot more ingredients blessed with therapeutic value. The herbal formulation is known for their ability to bring about the vitiated or decreased levels of pitta dosha back to their normalcy. It is to be consumed as 1 daily in chewable form.

Dosage- 1 tablet once  a day with plain water after meals

2. Energo Plan syrup

With the magical combination of herbs including amalaki (Emblica officinalis), ashwagandha (withania somnifera), gokshura (tribulus terrestris) and pippali (piper longum) this syrup restores your energy level and maintain the active endurance power within the body. Planet ayurveda’s energoplan syrup could be consumed daily by all family members. Its formulations will protect the body from harmful toxins and pillars the natural immune responses of the body.

Dosage- 2 tsp twice daily after meal

3. Arogyavardhini vati

This is an ayurvedic medicine in capsular form produced by planet Ayurveda to help fight against fever, skin and liver diseases. The formulations ate tridosha pacifiers making the body’s optimal balance on vata, pita and kapha doshas within an endurable limit. It acts as an active digestive stimulant and improves bio-fire thereby keeping endotoxins in the body. The ingredients like haritaki (chebulic myrobalan fruit),amalaki (indian gooseberry), tranda and neem juice extracts help the same purpose.

Dosage– 2 tablets twice  a day with plain water after meals

4. Chanderprabha vati

The 120 capsules tablets are more than enough for your nutritional requirements on a daily basis. It improves the overall functioning of the body. It brings back the disrupted kapha dosha levels back to normalcy as well as assists in the maintenance of optimal levels of vata. The ingredients like curuma longa (haridra), amala, guduchi(tinospora cordifolia) and pippali (piper  nigrum) are known to weaken insulin resistance by 88% and enhance glucose uptake by the cells. Their weak anti-infective properties also come handy in conditions like glycogen storage disorders.

Dosage– 2 tablets twice  a day with plain water after meals

5. Nourish Maxx

This is the pure vegan formula for nourishing the whole body. This can be your best choice of natural supplement to be coupled with a low fat diet and an active lifestyle. Prepared out of the herbal combinations containing shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)  and gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). It is the plant based protein powder for better muscle strength to be consumed either in powder form or by boiling in water. This helps to improve tissue nutrition thereby providing strong and healthy movements and an effective motor activity system in the body.

Dosage- 1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals

6. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is a renowned rejuvenative herb in Ayurveda widely used as an adaptogen for coping up with physiological as well as psychological stress. Ashwagandha pacifies Vata and Kapha because of its hot potency and unctuous nature. It is best known for supporting optimal anabolic reactions in the body. The same which we have incorporated in our capsules.

Dosage– 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

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At last , we can conclude that the above-mentioned herbal formulations are very good and effective in managing Glycogen storage disorders.These formulations are  free from any kind of preservative, chemical, additive and preservative and do not produce any adverse effects. For more queries you can consult online through herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.