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Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations & Its Ayurvedic Treatment

Abstract

The body of a human being is a combination of many bones, muscles,  blood vessels, arteries, organs, tissues and cells. This all explains that the human body is the most complex system which is ever made. The more we study human anatomy and physiology, the deeper we dig and we get better and better knowledge about its functioning and formation. Ayurveda in this aspect suggests that a human is the result of a combination of sharir indriya, satva and atma. Human body is made up of five universal elements and three dosha. These dosha also have  dominance of these elements. Due to some reasons, if the doshas inside the body gets imbalanced then occurrence of diseases or various conditions is being mentioned in Ayurveda. One of such conditions is hypothenar eminence fasciculations. In this article we will discuss both modern and Ayurvedic aspects of this condition along with its best Ayurvedic management through herbal preparations.

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Introduction

“Hypothenar eminence fasciculations” what does it mean? Here hypothenar means relating to or constituting the prominent part of the palm of hand above the base of little finger or simply as a part in the forefoot of an animal. Eminence here is a raised surface and fasciculation means a brief plus spontaneous contraction affecting a small number of muscle fibres. This also causes a flicker of movement under the skin. That is the detailed understanding of the condition but in short if we understand then hypothenar are the group of muscles, who are three in number. These are the palm muscles that are responsible for controlling motion of the little finger. If there is injury to hypothenar group muscles then the tenderness of hypothenar eminence is observed.   

Key points of Hypothenar eminence fasciculations

  • Hypothenar muscles are the group of three muscles
  • These three muscles are responsible for controlling the motion of little finger
  • Hypothenar muscles contribute to a variety of movements of the little finger like flexion, abduction, lateral rotation and opposition. 
  • The fasciculations in this case causes difficulty in performing the various movements of little finger
  • The hypothenar eminence can be correlated with vata pradhana  mansaveha srotas dushti
  • The herbs like ashwagandha, Brahmi, tagar etc works wonderfully in this conditions
  • Ayurveda also has some mineral preparations prepared using swarana (Gold), rajat (Silver), Loha (iron), mukta (pearl) etc.
  • The calx or bhasma of above mentioned minerals and other minerals is used for the preparation of the formulation

Causes of Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations

The causative factor for these fasciculations are not known. Mostly these are the rest of  injury and this can be the result of  certain motor neuron diseases. In almost 70% of the healthy population this condition occurs and the cause still remains unknown.

In some cases there are certain factors that affect the appearance of Hypothenar eminence fasciculations. These factors are as follows:

  • Old age
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Too much intake of caffeine or alcohol
  • Stress or strenuous exercises
  • Specific thyroid dysfunctions
  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Intake of anticholinergic drugs

Symptoms of Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations

The symptoms of  Hypothenar eminence fasciculations are many but usually noticed as as following:

  • Pain on the hypothenar eminence region
  • Feeling of paraesthesia that is burning or pricking sensation which is common in hands, legs, feet and arms
  • In some cases, loss of sensation is also noticed
  • One can also face difficulty while holding weight
  • Person may observe increased cold sensitivity especially on the little finger
  • Discoloration or changes in the natural colour of the finger may be noticed in case of extreme fasciculations
  • Sometimes there is damage to the ulnar nerve because of a injury and this also result in Hypothenar eminence fasciculations

Diagnosing Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations

When someone is experiencing the above symptoms they should visit their doctor. Your doctor might suggest some tests like X-ray etc. before reaching any conclusion.

Then a short history of the condition will be asked about its duration, type of pain, pattern of fasciculation, anything that triggers fasciculations, history of injury to the hypothenar region or any family history of the same.

Mostly , final diagnosis is made after effective diagnostic techniques like Surface EMG (Electromyography). Instead of surface electromyography sometimes needle electromyography is also done. 

Once diagnosed, modern science doesn’t have any promising treatment for this condition.

Ayurvedic Correlation of Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations

The Ayurveda, as mentioned above suggests that Hypothenar eminence fasciculations can be correlated with vata pradhan mansa sroto dushti.

Srotas are basically the small or micro channels which have a hollow space. Every dhatu has its own srotas and when there is accumulation or aggravation of vata dosha in these micro hollow spaces conditions like fasciculations occur. These fasciculations are often followed by pain which is of pricking nature (peculiar symptom of vata pradhan vedana).

Vata aggravation can be the result of the wrong lifestyle and diet style one is following. On the other hand it can also take place due to the localised injury or using of hypothenar muscle groups in excess like for weight lifting etc.      

That is how Hypothenar eminence fasciculations are understood in Ayurveda.

Hypothenar eminence fasciculations can be well managed with ayurvedic herbs like ashwagandha, brahmi, tagar, jatamansi and others which are specifically for the pacification of vata dosha. Using these herbs many formulations are being prepared like ashwagndha ghan vati, brahmi vati. Ghrit preparations like brahmi ghrit ashwagandha ghrit are also prepared using these herbs.

In addition, some minerals as mentioned earlier,like swarna, rajat, loha, abraka etc are also used to prepare some mineral based preparations like vrihat vatchintamani ras, vat gajankush ras and many others. 

Herbal Formulation By Planet Ayurveda for Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations

Planet ayurveda is a leading herbal product manufacturing company who has set its foot in various parts of the globe. There are many exclusive outlets of Planet Ayurveda in various parts of India as well. Planet Ayurveda manufactures its products with a promise of purity and maintains the quality of formulations. Patent as well as classical formulations are being manufactured under the strict guidance of Ayurveda experts. All of the products are totally free from any type of side effects and do not contain fillers, dyes, irritants, colouring agents, adulterants, additives etc. Following are the products offered by Planet Ayurveda for Hypothenar eminence fasciculations:

  1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  2. Ashwagandhaghan Vati
  3. Nature-Amino
  4. Neurogenie Capsules
  5. Neuro Plan Syrup
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Product Description

1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat vatchintamani ras is a classical preparation. As its name suggests it is exclusively for the pacification of vata dosha. The formulation has ingredients like Swarna Bhasma (calx of gold), Rajata Bhasma (calx of silver), Abhrak Bhasma (calx of mica), Loha Bhasma (calx of iron), Pravala Bhasma (calx of coral), Mukta Bhasma (calx of pearl) and Suta Bhasma (calx of a compound of purified mercury and sulphur). In this case the formulations work by working as an analgesic and also help in lowering the unwanted fasciculations. The formulation is very effective and can be used in all vata dominant conditions.

 Dosage: One tablet twice a day. Chew the tablet with warm milk after meals.

2. Ashwagandhaghan Vati

Ashwagandha ghan vati is a very impressive and effective formulation manufactured by Planet Ayurveda. The formulation is prepared using ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). The  herb is a very well known pacifier of aggravated vata dosha. The herbal preparation works in Hypothenar eminence fasciculations by strengthening the muscle fibres of the hypothenar area.The Formulation  is also known to nourish the body’s ligaments, cartilages and joints as well. The symptoms like pain and difficulty in movement are very well handled by using this formulation. Ashwagndhaghan vati  works to strengthen the entire body framework.

 Dosage: Two tablets twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Nature-Amino

Nature amino is a powderous formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda. The formulation is a very good source of natural protein and overcomes any type of deficiency in the body.  The formulation has ingredients like shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), soybean (Dolichos soja) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). This formulation also has its effect in alleviation of  vata dosha. Nature amino has its impact on improving muscular and nervous functioning as well. The powder holds the properties of being balya and has rasayan effect as well. It helps in body rejuvenation and provides strength to the body at cellular levels.

Dosage: One tsp twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

4. Neurogenie Capsules

Neurogenie capsules is a formulation which behaves as the genie for the neuro system. The formulation has two ingredients that’s brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). With these two ingredients it’s very easy to prevent motor degeneration and thus maintains the overall health of the nervous system. Both of the herbs have an impressive effect in acidification of vata dosha. Brahmi is the member of medhya rasayan category mentioned in Ayurveda and thus helps in the enhancement of the potency of this formulation. It also helps in slowing down the degenerative neural process, if any going on.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals with lukewarm water. 

5. Neuro Plan Syrup

Neuroplan is a syrup preparation and has wonderful results in this condition. his formulation is prepared With herbs like Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Bhojpatra (Betula utilis),  Maricha (Piper nigrum), Madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and pippali (Piper longum). This syrup preparation is effective as it has liquid consistency and liquids are easily absorbed into our system and show impressive results. This also has its impact in degenerative changes, supports pacification of vata dosha and helps in better neural transmission. In addition, it also enhances intelligence and intellect.

Dosage: Two tsp twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.  

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Conclusion

The hypothenar eminence fasciculations are very typical to detect. Usually people suffering from this condition do not know they have this condition. For them it’s just another weakness and to get through this weakness they try many things. But the conditions become serious when it starts hampering your day to day working like lifting weight, writing etc. So don’t ignore your health, not even the minor part of it. Because it’s your body, it’s the vessel of your soul and your duty is to protect both. In case of any health queries you can visit Planet Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Treatment for Scleritis with Herbal Remedies

ABSTRACT

Scleritis is the inflammation of sclera – a white part in the eye that cushions the rest of the eye parts. It covers most of the eyeball and expands from cornea in the anterior (front) to the optic nerve in the posterior portion (back). Its main function is to maintain the shape of the eyeball and protect it from any kind of injury. The layer covers the sclera is known as conjunctivitis – which on closing or opening the eye helps in the lubrication of the eyeball. So for maintaining the health of the eye it is important to maintain the health of sclera. Here we are going to discuss scleritis – a disease of sclera in modern as well as ayurveda along with its ayurvedic management. 

Scleritis

INTRODUCTION

In scleritis the sclera of the eye becomes more red and inflamed. The condition is very painful and considered as an overreaction of the immune system. It occurs in different regions of sclera and pain may vary on the basis of different sites. The 62% cases of scleritis are diffuse, 27% of cases are nodular, 11% are posterior. Further we will discuss in detail. It is a must to do its early management otherwise there will be complications of vision loss. As per ayurveda it is correlated to sirajaal and further we will discuss all about scleritis in detail as per modern and ayurveda. 

CAUSES

There are certain kinds of theories that consider T cells as the main cause of scleritis. The T-cells are the part of the immune system  and this system consists of a number of parts that are a network of tissues, organs and the circulatory cells that restrict the viruses, bacteria and other infections to grow and cause illness. It is to be believed that T-cells attack the body ‘s scleral cells and lead to scleritis. Although the exact cause of the scleritis is not known but here are some risk factors that can lead to this condition that are mentioned as below: 

Some Risk Factors

  • Joint swelling
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Any eye infection 
  • IBD
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Granulomatosis
  • Trauma
  • Fungal or parasitic infection 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

TYPES OF SCLERITIS

The classification of scleritis is done on the basis of the site which is affected and mainly there are two types of scleritis that are anterior and posterior. Further we will discuss both these types in brief. 

  • Anterior Scleritis: It is the most common type of scleritis which is of three types. The first one mostly includes irritation and redness in the whole sclera and is easily manageable. In the second type there is a formation of tender nodules and the last one is most severe and may lead to scleral degeneration. 
  • Posterior Scleritis: This type is the rarest one and associated with severe pain and tenderness. It can lead to close angle glaucoma and retinal detachment.   

SYMPTOMS OF SCLERITIS

 Common Symptoms of Scleritis are as Follows

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity towards light
  • Tearing of scleral tissue 
  • Degeneration of sclera 

DIAGNOSIS

It is a must to visit an ophthalmologist if you are facing any of the above mentioned symptoms in your eye. In case of ignorance it may lead to degeneration of the sclera and further vision loss. An ophthalmologist may take your proper history and then for clear diagnosis the ophthalmologist may examine your eye under the slit lamp. For evaluating the risk factors certain blood tests are needed to be performed.   

AYURVEDIC VIEW

As we read earlier, as per ayurveda scleritis is correlated with sirajaal. Definition: According to acharya sushruta (su. u. 4/8) the formation of hard, huge and red-colored blood vessels all over the sclera of the eye is known as sirajaal (scleritis).

Classification: On the basis of site Sirajaal is classified under Shuklagata Roga (diseases of sclera). On the basis of dosha predominance, Pitta aggravated Vyadhi. Prognosis of this condition is good so it is classified under Sadhya roga (curable diseases).

Treatment of Siraajaal: The treatment of Siraajaal as per Ayurveda can be done in three main steps that are Chedana, Armokta Chikitsa and Abhishyandi Chikitsa.

Chedana Chikitsa: The large and hard blood vessels formed in Sirajaal held with the help of badisha yantra (Hook like tool) and lift up from their site. After lifting blood vessels to be excised with the help of Mandalagra shastra (knife with round edge).

Armokta Chikitsa: After excision the treatment should be done same as that of other Shuklagata rogas i.e. same as that of Arma (Pterygium). So after excision, mild rubbing is to be done with the Kshara (alkali) obtained by burning the Yava (Barley), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum) and shunthi (Zingiber officinale).

Abhishyandi Chikitsa: The next step to treat Sirajaal is as per the line of treatment of Abhishyand (Conjunctivitis). In this line of treatment along with scraping medications dosha shamaka chikitsa is to be done. For dosha shamana Planet Ayurveda provides a list of herbal remedies that we are going to discuss further.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR SCLERITIS

For the management purpose of Scleritis (sirajaal) Planet Ayurveda provides a list of 6 Herbal Remedies. All the formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda under the strict observance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. These formulations are free from any kind of additives, fillers, colour, starch and any kind of other synthetic material. Further we will discuss the herbal remedies for scleritis and how these formulations help in the management of Scleritis individually. 

  1. NEEM CAPSULES
  2. GANDHAK RASAYAN 
  3. AMALAKI RASAYAN 
  4. SEPTRIN TABLETS
  5. PANCHTIKTAGHRIT GUGGUL 
  6. JASNOOR EYE DROPS  

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 

1. NEEM CAPSULES

Neem capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of standardized extract of herb neem (Azadirachta indica). This formulation is rich in several properties such as tikta (bitter) and kshaya (astringent) taste and sheeta (cold) potency. The herbal remedy purifies the blood, prevents the growth of free radicals, and flush out toxins from the body. It regulates the blood circulation hence is effective in the management of scleritis.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water.  

2. GANDHAK RASAYAN

 Gandhak rasayan by Planet Ayurveda consists of shuddha gandhak (purified sulfur). It possesses rejuvenating properties and maintains overall health of the body. These tablets possess various properties such as antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and blood purifying. It is very effective in eliminating the infection in the blood thus alleviates the inflammation of the blood vessels in sclera.    

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water 

3. AMALAKI RASAYAN

Amalaki rasayan is a formulation in capsule form prepared by Planet Ayurveda which consists of standardized extract of amalaki (Emblica officinalis). It has potent antioxidant properties that help in preventing any kind of degeneration in the body. As we studied earlier in scleritis if treatment is delayed it may lead to the degeneration of sclera. So for preventing the scleral degeneration we can add amalaki rasayan to the management of scleritis.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals. 


3. SEPTRIN TABLETS

Septrin tablets are formulated by Planet Ayurveda by various ingredients such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), haldi (Curcuma longa), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), sonth (Zngiber officinale). These tablets include immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties that are very beneficial in providing relief from the symptoms of scleritis. As scleritis is a condition associated with the overaction of the immune system thus by boosting the immunity and regulation the functions of the immune system septrin tablets aids in the management of the scleritis. 

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily after meals.  

4. PANCHTIKTAGHRIT GUGGUL

 As the name suggests this herbal remedy consists of the herbs considered as panchatikta that are neem (Azadirachta indica), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), vasa (Adhatoda vasica), patol (Vigna radiata) and kantakari (Solanum virginianum) with ghee and guggul (Commiphora mukul). This formulation is prepared by Planet Ayurveda in tablet form with these ingredients under the strict guidance of M.D. Ayurveda doctors. The herbal remedy contains detoxifying and blood purifying properties that are very effective in cleansing the blood and alleviating the condition of scleritis. Guggul present in this formulation assists in reducing the inflammation in the sclera, so overall the remedy is effective in managing  scleritis.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.    

5. JASNOOR EYE DROPS

 Jasnoor eye drops is a miraculous formulation that is used to manage various eye problems. The ingredients of jasnoor eye drops are neem (Azadirachta indica), tulsi (Ocimuj sanctum), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), shweta chandan (Santalum album), mukta (pearl) and some others. The ingredients of these eye drops are effective in promoting eye health due to its various properties such as chakshushya (improves eye health), shothahara (alleviates inflammation), shoolhara (reduces pain), tridosha shamaka (balancing tridosha), sheeta (cold) and rasayana (rejuvenating). All these properties make herbal eye drops effective in alleviating scleritis by preventing the degeneration of sclera and reducing pain, inflammation and all other associated symptoms of scleritis.  

Dosage: Put 3 drops in each eye twice daily.    

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CONCLUSION 

Scleritis is the inflammation of sclera – a white part in the eye that cushions the rest of the eye parts. In scleritis the sclera of the eye becomes more red and inflamed. The condition is very painful and considered as an overreaction of the immune system. As per ayurveda it is correlated to the condition of sirajala in which there is the formation of hard, huge and red-colored blood vessels all over the sclera of the eye. The condition is associated with pain and tenderness in the eye and if not treated may lead to a scleral degeneration and even a vision loss. So if you are suffering from the same condition you can start with an ayurvedic treatment by Planet Ayurveda. They are provided with 6 herbal remedies that help in alleviating the symptoms and preventing the degeneration of the sclera too. All these herbal remedies are devoid of any kind of additives and preservatives like things so feel free to add these herbal remedies as your management choice and get rid of your condition safely. For any queries you can share your concern on herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.