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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disease

ayurvedic treatment for TMJ, temporomandibular joint disease

If you have the queries or any confusion about TMJ disease then you are not alone. It is awful that diseases are deteriorating the health of people day by day. Sometimes due to the lack of knowledge about disease we don't get the proper treatment. TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) is the disorder related to the dysfunction of jaws and muscles which control the jaw movements.

Ayurvedic treatment for TMJ disease involves the use of herbs which are completely safe and don't result any negative impacts on health. These herbs help to strengthen the muscles of jaw and also provide the relief in the pain associated with this problem.

Some of the herbs listed below, are quite beneficial for the treatment of TMJ

  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
  • Guggul (Comniphora mukul)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

What is TMJ (Temporomandibular joint)

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders are commonly called as "TMJ," which result in the pain and dysfunction of jaw joints and muscles which are responsible to control the jaw movements. So it results in the severe pain and discomfort either on one or both sides of face. It has been found that this disorder is more common in women than men and mostly occurs among the people between the ages of 20 and 40.

Let's see the symptoms of TMJ?

  • Tenderness and pain in face, jaw joint area, ear area, pain when you speak, chew or open your mouth widely. Pain in neck and shoulders may also occur.
  • Jaws get stuck or lock which causes the difficulty to open or close your mouth.
  • Grating sounds, clicking, popping in the jaw joint when open or close mouth or chew.
  • Tiredness on face.
  • Difficulty in chewing or taking a bite if the upper and lower teeth don't fit proper.
  • Swelling on the one or either both sides of your face.
  • One may also have headache, toothache, dizziness, shoulder pain and hearing issues.

When to visit a doctor

Seek medical attention if you have persistent pain or tenderness in jaw and you are finding the difficulty to open or close your jaw completely. Then don't take it lightly and do visit your doctor.

Risk factors

Factors listed below may increase the risk of developing TMJ disorders:

  • Various types of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Jaw injury.
  • Long-term (chronic) clenching and grinding of teeth.
  • Certain connective tissue diseases which affect the temporomandibular joint.
  • Poor posture of the neck and upper back muscles may lead to strain on neck and impairment of jaw muscle function.

Ayurvedic view

In Ayurveda it is believed that there are three energies vata, pittta and kapha in the body which are responsible for the good health. Imbalance in any of three energies result in the health issues. TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) is due to the imbalance of tridoshas but primarily vata dosha is involved. Vitiated vata dosha causes the obstruction in channels of face muscles which cause the hinderance in the jaw movements. It is called hanustambh in Ayurveda.

There are various herbs present in ayurveda which are quite beneficial for the treatment of TMJ. Herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Guggul (Comniphora mukul), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), Mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) help to strengthen the muscles of jaw joints and also provide the relief in the pain associated with this problem.

Planet Ayurveda's treatment for TMJ disease

Planet Ayurveda offers TMJ Care Pack which works on balancing the Vata dosha, strengthen the muscles of jaw and provides relief from the pain.

TMJ Care Pack Includes

  1. Boswellia Curcumin
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Joint Aid Plus
  4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  5. Maha Rasnadi Kwath
  6. Mahatriphala Ghrit
  7. Nirgundi Oil
  8. Orthovita Oil

TMJ Care Pack

Ayurvedic treatment for TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disease

Product description

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Planet Ayurveda’s treatment of TMJ includes Boswellia Curcumin Capsules which contain the standardized extracts of the two herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa). Both the herbs are anti-inflammatory and analgesic in nature therefore useful in reducing pain, tenderness, swelling associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disease.

Dose: Take 2 capsules twice daily.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Planet Ayurveda offers Ashwagandha Capsules for the treatment of TMJ. These capsules are prepared using the standardized extract of Ashwagandha herb (Withania somnifera). This herb is well known in Ayurveda for balancing Vata dosha. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, this herb is widely used in inflammatory disorders. As it acts as a Rasayana, it provides strength to the weak muscles. Therefore, these capsules work effectively in the treatment of TMJ.

Dose: Take 1 capsule twice daily.

3. Joint Aid Plus

It is one of the most effective herbal formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of TMJ disease. This formulation consists of the standardized extracts of various herbs such as Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These herbs possess Vata pacifying, anti-inflammatory, pain relieving properties which work wonders in the treatment of TMJ disease.

Dose: Take 2 capsules twice daily.

4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras is a classical ayurvedic product which is helpful in maintaining the healthy functioning of the brain and supports healthy digestion.

Dose: 1 tablet once daily. Chew the tablet with warm ghee after meals.

5. Maha Rasnadi Kwath

Maha Rasnadi Kwath is a classical Ayurvedic product which is formulated by planet ayurveda and is helpful in pacifying the Vata doshas and detoxifying the endotoxins and increasing the production of new cells.

Dose: 2 tsp. twice daily with an equal amount of water.

6. Mahatriphala Ghrit

Maha Triphala Ghrit is a classical Ayurvedic product which is manufactured by planet Ayurveda. It is helpful in treating the disorders of the eyes and has antioxidant and neuroprotective activity.

Dose: 1 tsp. twice daily with warm water after meals.

7. Nirgundi Oil

Planet Ayurveda’s Nirgundi Oil is prepared from Vitex negundo and other useful herbs such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Kalihari (Gloriosa superba). This oil acts as an analgesic and mostly useful in inflammatory conditions.

8. Orthovita Oil

Orthovita Oil by Planet Ayurveda is a blend of different herbs that provides strength to the joints, reduces pain, improves mobility, reduces swelling and stiffness, pacifies Vata dosha, etc. Ingredients of Orthovita oil are Shulgajendra Oil, Gandhpura Oil, Tarpin Oil, Saindhavadi Oil, Prasarani Oil, and Camphor.

How To Use: Mix Nirgundi Oil & Orthovita Oil and massage on TM joint.


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