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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.  

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 842-749-4030.

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

Treatment of Kawasaki Disease with Herbal Remedies

Abstract

There are many rare diseases in the world and some of them are restricted to childhood. These rare conditions can leave their impact on a child’s body or a child can fully recover. The whole scenario depends on the type of condition a child is suffering from. One of such conditions is kawasaki disease which is also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome. In this article we will discuss entirely about this condition in detail and also about its Ayurvedic aspect. As mentioned before this disease is a condition that develops in children and only the ones younger than 5 years of age.

Kawasaki Disease

Introduction

Kawasaki disease was first described in Japan by Tomisaku Kawasaki in 1967 and the first case outside Japan was reported in 1976 in Hawaii. Now, at present the Kawasaki has become one of the leading causes for heart diseases in children especially in North America and Japan. The incidence of kawasaki disease is highly noticed in Japan. Japan has an annual rate of 130-140/100,000 children under the age of 5 years. In this condition the etiological factors remain unknown. Generally the diagnosis is done on the basis of clinical signs. Sometimes if not diagnosed properly the condition can become crucial and fatal as well.

Causes of Kawasaki Disease

As mentioned earlier, the cause of this condition is not known.

Symptoms of Kawasaki Disease

  • Kawasaki disease is a condition in which there is inflammation of blood vessels. Such inflammation can result in heart disease in kids but things can be avoided before getting worse if treated properly. The typical symptoms of kawasaki are following which also help in diagnosing the condition certainly well:
  • High fever (generally greater than 101 F) and that can last for more than 5 days. It doesn’t go away even after administration of antipyretic.
  • Rash or peeling of skin which is often between chest and legs. These Rashes are also common in the groin area.
  • Swelling and redness in hands and feet bottoms
  • Red swollen eyes
  • Swollen lymph nodes especially of neck
  • Swollen and strawberry tongue
  • When the condition switches to the second phrase the child will complain of pain in joints along with belly pain. Stomach trouble along with diarrhoea and vomiting. Peeling of skin will also be observed, especially of hands and feet.

Kawasaki Disease Diagnosis

The Diagnostic Factors for Kawasaki Disease must Fulfil the Following Criteria:

  • High fever persisting for 5 days
  • Bilateral non exudative conjunctivitis
  • Polymorphus exanthems (this can be understood as the red rash over body in many forms)
  • Cervical lymph node enlargement or neck lymph node enlargement over 1.5cm
  • Diffuse oropharyngeal erythema, fissured lips
  • Strawberry tongue (Prominent papillae)
  • Changes in extremities such as indurated edema of hands and feet, palmar and solar erythema and desquamation of digits.

Other than the clinical symptoms there are certain tests which are elevated from their normal levels. Otherwise no specific tests are available to diagnose the condition. Tests involve:

  • Elevated Sedimentation levels
  • Mild fall in haemoglobin levels
  • Leukocytosis (raised white blood cell count) 
  • Serum interleukin 1-beta are elevated
  • Interferon levels are raised
  • Alpha and Gamma Cryoprecipitates  levels are raised

Treatment of Kawasaki Disease

The treatment of kawasaki must be provided as soon as possible because generally the chances of situation worsening are more if treatment or proper diagnosis is not done. The treatment of kawasaki includes:

  • Gamma globulin
  • Aspirin
  • Along with these antipyretics are also given

Risk Factors for Kawasaki Disease

Age: Children under the age of 5 years

Sex: Boys are slightly more exposed to this disease than girls

Ethnicity: Japanese or Korean are at higher risk of developing this condition due to Asian or Pacific Island descent.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is basically a condition whose cause is not known in modern science but Ayurveda understands it as an immunocompromised situation. When due to some peculiar habits or changes in eating patterns the digestive fire of the child hampers then due to utpatti of ama dosha, vitiation of all three doshas happens. The dosha vitiation results in low immunity and thus makes the child prone for infections or developing some unexplained conditions like kawasaki disease. So, in this scenario we must guide patients with herbal formulations that are known for immunomodulatory effect along with some formulations that help in lowering the inflammation and fever as well.

Herbal Formulations for Kawasaki Disease by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned Ayurvedic company which deals with the manufacturing and preparation of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs and their extracts which are really effective in managing many conditions including kawasaki disease. The formulations or products prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really potent in supporting the recovery of the body from this condition and hence giving positive noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Kawasaki Disease are as follows:

  1. Arvindasav
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Giloyghan Vati
  4. Mahasudarshan Kadha
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Herbal Remedies For Kawasaki Disease

Product Description

1. Arvindasav

The arvindasava is herbal preparation which is prepared using a variety of herbs and is specially used in children. Arvind means child and asava is decoction, so it’s for children only, which helps in all kinds of child related disorders. Arvindasava helps in boosting the immunity of children and relieves many symptoms in kawasaki disease. It helps in betterment of a child’s health gradually and also helps in developing an immunity for later stages too. Even when a child is healthy this syrup or decoction can be given as a health tonic to children of all age groups.

Dosage: Two tsp twice daily after meals with equal amounts of lukewarm water. 

2. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin is a formulation which is prepared with standardised extract of shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (Curcuma longa) and   is filled with anti-inflammatory properties. These two herbs work best as an agent to reduce the inflammation and also have their effect on pain. They also play an important role in improving circulation. As the inflammation subsides the symptoms like blood vessel inflammation resulting in heart conditions subsides. It enhances the immunity and increases the body capacity to fight infections. It also protects the cells against free radical damage and works as an effective source of antioxidants. Moreover, it is also effective as a formulation which has antibacterial action due to the presence of curcumin.

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

3. Giloyghan Vati

Giloyghan vati has Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and is very effective and improves all over the body’s health. It is very beneficial in enhancing metabolism and also behaves as an antipyretic. It regulates speedy recovery of the body and increases the body’s capacity to fight infections. The herb has a mild anti-inflammatory effect as well. This formulation helps in rejuvenation of cells along with is beneficial in restoring the normal functioning of various systems. Giloy ghan vati has been known since ages for its wonderful effects as an immunomodulatory agent. The giloy also has a detoxification effect that’s why giloyghan vati has a marvellous effect in kawasaki disease.

Dosage: Two tablets twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

4. Mahasudarshan Kadha

Mahasudarshan kadha is a classical preparation which has Neem (Azadirachta indica), Kiratatikta (Swertia chirata), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Parpat (Fumaria parviflora) and Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum) as its ingredients. These ingredients make it a perfect antibacterial agent, antimicrobial agent and antiviral agent as well. Due to the presence of giloy the formulation also possesses antipyretic properties. The product gives very great results as an immune boosting agent as well. In malaria, this formulation has really good results and it also removes toxins from your body really well. Moreover, the mahasudarshan kadha is having really effective results as an ama pachak agent which means it helps in digesting the accumulated endotoxins.  

Dosage: One and half tsp twice daily after meals with lukewarm water.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing/ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 842-749-4030.

Conclusion

Conditions like kawasaki are developing in many countries and if we do not control our habits or our children’s habits then the day is near that a child no longer has to be the Asian or Pacific Island descendant for getting kawasaki disease. It isn’t like that if the situation is mostly restricted to Japan or Korea then it can not happen in other parts of the world. Honestly speaking it can and it is. So being parents it’s our responsibility to take a step forward and should think of ways to feed our children with the healthiest food instead of feeding them with prepacked or ready to cook food. In case of any query kindly visit WWW.PlanetAyurveda.Com