Category: Low Bone Density

How Can Ayurveda Help You In Healing Fractures Faster?


Fracture of bone is a condition in which a patient experiences unbearable pain  and if not cured in the right way can cause major trouble to the patient and can lead to lifetime abnormalities. As our skeleton protects the internal organs and is tough and flexible. It also supports the weight of our body. Hence bones that construct our skeleton provide great stability. Bone fracture is a medical condition in which the constituents of the skeleton i.e bones gets damaged due to external force or by some underlying pathological conditions like osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteomyelitis etc are more prone to fractures. Both Ayurveda and Modern Science explains ample importance of proper healing of a fractured bone in their own ways.


Any break in the continuity of a bone or cartilage, which may be partial or complete can be termed as a fracture. The commonest sites of fracture include wrist, ankle and hip.There are certain reasons that cause fracture which includes trauma like fall from height, road traffic accidents etc. Fractures can also be caused by a few diseases that weaken one’s bone like osteoporosis, osteopenia and a few other conditions that make them prone to fractures.



Fractures can be caused by trauma like fall from height, road traffic accidents direct blow or by repetitive forces such as those caused by running or practising a certain sport that causes stress fracture.


The sign and symptoms differ according to the type of fracture if it’s a closed or an opened one.

  1. Swelling
  2. Tenderness
  3. Pain
  4. Deformity of site
  5. Bruising
  6. Redness
  7. Crepitus
  8. Loss of function


Based upon the type of break

  1. Complete Fracture
  2. Incomplete Fracture

Based on relationship with outside climate

  1. Open Fracture
  2. Closed Fracture

Based on the Pattern

  1. Transverse
  2. Spiral
  3. Compound
  4. Longitudinal

Specific type of fractures –

  1. Greenstick
  2. Comminuted
  3. Impacted



  1.  Physical examination
  2. X Ray – For finding out the exact location and extent of fracture.
  3. CT Scan/ MRI – It helps to visualise fracture, bleeding and soft tissue damage.


  1. CBC (Complete Blood Count)- To find out if hematocrit is increased or decreased.
  2. Coagulation profile – It alters due to blood loss and hence should be checked.


Management of fracture includes

  1. Emergency Care– It includes -rest of the site by splinting, next is ice therapy followed by compression and elevation to reduce swelling.
  2. Definitive care-
  3. Reduction – It can be done:

(a) Closed reduction- its initial and standard method of can be done under conscious sedation.
(b) Open reduction – it’s done if the closed reduction fails to reach the need, its done surgically.

  1. Immobilisation
  2. Traction
  3. Splinting
  4. Rehabilitation – It consists of joint mobilisation, gait training etc. it’s done to prevent stiffness.


Early complications

  1. Shock
  2. Fat embolism
  3. Deep vein thrombosis
  4. Infections

Late complications

  1. Delayed union (slower production of new tissue)
  2. Non-union(body’s inability to heal fracture)
  3. Mal union(occurs when fractured bone heals in an abnormal position)


In Ayurveda, fracture can be correlated with bhagna. When the continuity of asthi(bone) is broken partially or completely can be termed as asthibhanga or asthibhagna. According to ayurvedic Scriptures Bhagn includes both asthibhagna (fracture) and sandhibhagna (Dislocation) under bhagna.


According to Ayurveda and in modern Science there are no such differentiations about the cause or nidana of bhagna. It is same as mentioned above like-

  1.         External trauma
  2.         Intrauterine fracture
  3.         Indirect trauma
  4.         Pathological reasons- in patients of tuberculosis.


Acharya Sushruta explains two types of bhagna, there are

  1. Savrana bhagna (Open fracture)
  2. Avrana bhagna (Closed fracture)

Another type is

  1. Apurna bhagna (Incomplete fracture)
  2. Purna bhagna (Complete fracture)


As the name itself says that in this type of bhagna the asthi i.e bone doesn’t separate into fragments. It can be correlated to incomplete fracture in modern.

Apurna bhagn is further divided into

  1.  Picchit (depressed) bhagna- Bone fragment is displaced from its anatomical position as seen in injury of head.
  2. Vakra (Green stick) bhagna- as explained above in the modern aspect its commonly seen in children.
  3. Sphutit (fissured) bhagna- there are cracks in bone but the fragments aren’t displaced.
  4. Chinna bhagna


In this type of bhagna, the bone fragments are completely separated from each other. This type is further divided into-

  1.  Apatit (transverse)
  2.  Kanda (oblique)
  3.  Ashwakarna (spiral)
  4.  Majjanugata (Impacted)
  5.  Patit (comminuted)
  6.  Karkatak (Multiple)

All the above-mentioned types are the same as mentioned in the modern aspect.



  1. Deformity
  2. Abnormal mobility
  3. Loss of function
  4. Discoloration & tenderness


  1.  Shock
  2. Aseptic traumatic fever


Acharya Sushruta mentioned that complications of bone injury could be local or systemic. Local complications like mal union or non union. Even tight bandaging can lead to swelling , pain or even  avascularization that can lead to gangrene. Systemic complications can be fever, abdominal distention and a few others.


  • Acharya Sushruta described the prognosis of fracture into three categories which are Sukh sadhya (easily curable), kasht sadhya(cured with difficulty) and asadhya (incurable)
  • Sukhsadhya- Acharya Sushrut explained that patients fractured during balyakala (childhood) or with a minor crack or a hairline fracture can be managed without difficulty.
  • Acharya Sushruta also mentioned about the importance of ritu for healing a fractured bone, he said fractured bone heals better in shishir ritu.
  • Kashtsadhya – Healing can be difficult if the type of fracture is of comminuted (churnit), incomplete (chinna), impacted (majjanugata).
  • Asadhya – Churnit (comminuted) bhagn of frontal or iliac bone, complete fracture or dislocation of pelvic bone also fracture of temporal bone, septum or vertebral column can be asadhya.
  • Acharya Sushruta also explained the importance of post treatment care of the bone and said that even after proper treatment the fractured bone may not unite in the right way as it should if displaced improperly during immobilisation period or even by improper bandaging. All these factors can lead to failure of treatment.


The ancient Ayurvedic texts describes chikitsa of asthi bhagna and categorised it into general management, specific management according to the type & site of fracture and described about the Pathya & apathya (do’s and don’ts) as according to Ayurveda the Pathya & apathya plays a major role in healing. General chikitsa of bhagn includes Anchan(traction), Pidana (manipulation by local pressure), Sanshipt (stabilise) and Bandhana(immobilisation). All these four principles of management of fracture explained by Sushruta are adopted today by the Modern Sciences too.

  • Kushabandhana or splint explained by Acharya Sushruta has a soft sheath- like surface that  provides support to the fractured bone.
  • Alepa or paste of lal chandana or Shata dahuta Ghrita (100 times washed ghee) can be used.
  • Timing of bandhana or bandaging plays a crucial role, in saumya ritu(winters) bandaging should last for 7 days, in normal temperature for 5 days and during agneya ritu (summers) for 3 days.


Ayurveda has a vast explanation of treatment of different types of fracture depending upon its site, here are a few common sites and treatment of fractures.

  1. In fracture of tibia , fibula or femur traction should be applied carefully along the direction of bone after a gentle massage by using Ghrita (Ghee). A fractured arm should also be treated the same way.
  2. In case of dislocation of the shoulder joint, the axilla should be raised and bandaged the part by swastika bandha(figure of eight) should be done.


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Herbal Supplements for Fractures

Herbal Supplements for Fractures

  1. Lakshadi Guggul
  2. Cissus Power Capsule
  3. Ashwagandhadi Ghrit
  4. Bone support Capsules
  5. Dashmoola Capsules


Lakshadi Guggul from Planet Ayurveda is a combination of herbs that helps to pacify the vata dosha from the body which ultimately increases the level of asthi. This will help in improving bone health and hence the fracture will heal in a better way. It contains  Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Asthisamharaka (cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) and various other herbal drugs combined in the form of tablets.

Dosage– 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.


Bone Support capsules by Planet Ayurveda helps in regaining natural bone mineral density of bones which ultimately helps in better healing of the fractured bone. It’s a great blend of- Shudh Laksha (Laccifer lacca) , Suhanjana Beej (Moringa oleifera)- which is rich in calcium and helps in bone strengthening , Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum) which too is rich in calcium, Mukta (Compound of pearl calcium)etc. As the name signifies itself, it provides better support and is also known to increase the bone mineral density if taken properly.

Dosage –1 capsule twice a day


Ashwagandha Ghrita by Planet Ayurveda supports muscle mass, relieves stress, and improves energy, strength, and vitality that excellently helps the bones too. It also helps in reducing fatigue especially caused by pain due to fractures. Its components are- Ashwagandga (Withania somnifera), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Go Ghrita (cow’s Ghee), Go Dugdha(Cow’s milk) which acts as vata dosha pacifiers.

Dosage– 3-6 gms mixed with mishri.


Cissus power capsules from Planet Ayurveda are formed of dried Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis).  Hadjod which helps in the building and functioning of bones is a major constituent of Cissus Power Capsule.Thus helpful in healing fractures.

Dosage– 1-2 capsules twice a day with water.


Dashmool means the roots of 10 herbs, so here special roots of 10 different plants are combined to prepare the capsules. It contains herbs such as Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Agnimantha (Clerodendrum phlomidis), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Kantakari (Solanum surattense), Brihati (Solanum indicum), Prishnaparni (Uraria picta), Shaalparni (Desmodium gangeticum) and various other drugsare being used.This capsule is very effective in calming the vata dosha, thus reduces pain. Bilwa is used in fractures for wound healing. Shyonak is used as a antispetic. Patla is used for its anti-inflammatory properties. Agnimantha is useful in cases of swelling and inflammation. Gambhari is useful for reducing pain and Shaalparni has an antipyretic property.

Dosage– 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.


We can conclude that the description of fractures and its management explained by Acharya Sushruta and modern medical Science are a lot similar from each other. Basically the concept and principle of approach remains the same from ancient to till date, like ‘Bandha’ by Acharya Sushruta is explained by ‘Bandaging’ in Modern Sciences, Savrana- Avrana as open-closed fracture and many more. Ayurveda has given ample importance to Asthi Sharira also explained it pathya-apathya (do’s & don’ts) of bhagna. Such immense knowledge clearly states the understanding and far sightedness of our Acharyas as their principles and managements are still applicable in today’s era with tremendous efficacy.

Scapular Dyskinesis And Its Ayurvedic Treatment With Herbal Remedies


Scapula or the shoulder blade is a bone placed on the upper portion of the back. It is supported by a number of muscles and are responsible for the appropriate movement of the shoulder. There are various difficulties which can hinder the normal movement of the shoulder or arm. One such condition is scapular dyskinesis. The causes, symptoms, diagnosis and ayurvedic aspect of scapular dyskinesis is described as follows.


The term in scapular dyskinesis refers to abnormality in the normal motion or movement. Scapular dyskinesis is identified when the shoulder blade does not function in a natural manner. Scapular dyskinesia is a condition whereby the shoulder blade does not move in a natural way. This movement can either be limited or the shoulder blade can move to places where it should not go. The most common problem associated with scapular dyskinesis is pain and weakness of the muscles which are attached to it. While scapular dyskinesis is an individual disease, it may also be related with a variety of health conditions. The details regarding the causes and symptoms will be explained as follows.


There could be a variety of causes underlying the condition of scapular dyskinesis. It may vary from patient to patient. The various reasons resulting in the condition of scapular dyskinesis can be injuries leading to damage to the nerves, muscles or the joints, etc. There may be different pathological conditions that may result in damaging the supporting structures such as muscles, etc. The loss of flexibility may also be responsible for the condition of scapular dyskinesis. Weakness in the body, especially the core, hips, etc. may give rise to the condition of scapular dyskinesis. Bone fractures or weakness of the bones can also result in scapular dyskinesis. Apart from these, there may be a variety of causes, such as a sports injury. Almost ninety percent of the cases arise due to a dislocated injury. Sports like swimming, volleyball, gymnastics, etc. will make the individual more prone to the condition of scapular dyskinesis. This deformity is observed usually in the males of the age group of 18 to 25 years. These will result in different symptoms described as follows.

scapular dyskinesis


The symptoms of scapular dyskinesis will include pain and weakness in the muscles which are attached to the scapula. Scapular dyskinesis can cause pain in the shoulder area, upper chest and in some cases, the mid back region. This pain usually occurs during or after movements of the shoulder blade and is often difficult to isolate. Also there is a possibility of weakness in the muscles attached to the scapula. The symptoms, although will vary from patient to patient, the above described being the most commonly observed. The most common could be as follows. The pain aggravates especially when you raise your arm or while lifting weight. The patient complains of reduced strength in the arm and shoulder. The shoulder region appears to be asymmetrical and looks similar to wings or a bit out of the place. These symptoms may intensify and may be accompanied or associated with excessive stiffness in shoulder, chronic inflammation, etc.


For diagnosing any diseased condition or deformity, a detailed history should be obtained from the patient. This history would include giving details about the pain such as specific movements that aggravate the pain, when it was first experienced, when the restricted movement was observed, etc. This will be suggestive of the condition. For the confirmatory diagnosis, X- rays or MRI may not be required. The examination of your physical signs may be enough to diagnose scapular dyskinesis. In some cases,a nerve test may be advised, the purpose would be to evaluate the extent of the damage to the nerve. As soon as the condition is diagnosed, appropriate medical treatment should be provided.


The modern system of medicine deals with the condition of scapular dyskinesis through physical therapy or rehabilitation. This may need the guidance of a trained physiotherapist. This will depend on the extent of the condition and the field of movement of the joint. The physiotherapy may be required for different time periods depending on the condition, usually it lasts for four to eight weeks. These therapies may be accompanied with a dose of oral medications also such as analgesics or anti- inflammatory medicines to cope up with the pain and inflammation. Various exercises may also be advised to improve the strength of the muscles and improve the movement. This was the modern practice of medicine, let’s have a look on the ayurvedic perspective also.


The modern perspective of the condition of scapular dyskinesis is described now the Ayurvedic point of view regarding the scapular dyskinesis will be detailed as follows. The condition of scapular dyskinesis can be related to avabahuka in the Ayurvedic perspective. Ayurveda describes avbahuk as a result of the following causative factors such as vata aggravating factors, injury to the neck, dislocation of the shoulder joint, an overgrowth or tumor, etc. This will lead to loss of functions, restricted movement, reduced strength and even atrophy of the muscles. This condition can be dealt with appropriate treatment strategy which includes a variety of ayurvedic formulations such as boswellia curumin, rumogin 5 capsules, ashwagandha capsules, etc. These ayurvedic formulations will be described as follows.


Planet Ayurveda is providing various preparations of natural herbs such as  rumogin 5 capsules, ashwagandha capsules, etc. which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in improving the condition of scapular dyskinesis. All the herbal products manufactured here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors and fillers. These products are hundred percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with deep knowledge of Ayurveda and many years of experience. The ayurvedic formulations beneficial for the condition of scapular dyskinesis is described as follows.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Scapular Dyskinesis
Herbal Supplements for Scapular Dyskinesis

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is an ayurvedic formulation being prepared by planet ayurveda in the form of capsules. It contains a combination of beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and haridra or turmeric (Curcuma longa). This combination helps to manage the pain sensations effectively. It is also known to provide strength to the muscles and bones in the body. Boswellia curcumin capsules will thus help to improve the movement and hence manage the condition of scapular dyskinesis.

Dose – One capsule two times a day, after meals.  

2. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul is being prepared by planet ayurveda using various natural and beneficial ayurvedic components such as cumin (Cuminum cyminum), Pippali (Piper longum), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), etc. This combination of herbs is beneficial in a variety of health conditions. Yograj guggul is very effective in managing the various anti-inflammatory conditions of the joints and bones. This helps to pacify the excessive vata dosha from the body. In turn, this will help to improve the functioning of the shoulder.

Dosage – Two tablets two times a day, after meals.

3. Rumogin 5 capsules

Rumogin 5 capsules are prepared by planet ayurveda using various natural ingredients such as haridra (Curcuma longa), maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), etc. It helps to pacify the aggravated vata dosha from the body. This will help to improve the movement of the shoulder, and will also be effective in managing stiffness and pain impulses. Thus, benefitting the patient of scapular dyskinesis.

Dosage – One capsule two times a day, after meals.

4. Ashwagandha Capsule

Ashwagandha capsules are prepared by planet ayurveda using the natural extracts of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). The ayurvedic drug ashwagandha is known to be very beneficial for improving the various vataj conditions. It contains various medicinal properties such as antioxidant properties, immune boosting properties, etc. The extracts of ashwagandha are also beneficial in improving the bone and muscle strength of the body.

Dosage – One capsule two times a day, after meals.

5. Hakam Churna

Planet ayurveda prepares hakam churna which contains a variety of beneficial ayurvedic components such as kalonji (Nigella sativa), ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), etc. This will help to improve the digestive system and remove the toxins residing in the form of undigested food. Further, balance between the three dosha (vata, pitta, kapha) will be stabilized and thus, enhancing the overall health condition of the body.

Dosage – 1/2 tsp two times a day with warm water.

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In a nutshell, it can be concluded that the condition of scapular dyskinesis can be managed effectively through ayurvedic formulations as described earlier. The one aspiring to get rid of the diseased condition or maintaining the health of the body, must strictly follow the ayurvedic principles. Constant efforts should be made to stay on the healthier side by following a healthy diet and lifestyle along with the use of natural ayurvedic formulations.