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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Torticollis - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

herbal remedies for torticollis

Due to busy and hectic schedule, people suffer from the complaints such as neck rigidity. Persons who work with machines, heavy objects, computers are more prone to the stiffness of the neck.

Torticollis is a condition that involves twisted and tilted neck. In this condition, the top of head tilts to one side while the chin tilts to another side.

This condition can be congenital or acquired. It can also result due to the damage to the neck muscles or lack of blood supply. This condition sometimes goes away on its own without any treatment. But, there are chances of relapse.

TYPES OF TORTICOLLIS

1. Temporary Torticollis

This type of torticollis disappears after 1 or 2 days. This can happen due to:

  • Ear infection
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • An injury to the head and neck that causes swelling
  • Cold

2. Fixed Torticollis

It is also known as acute torticollis or permanent torticollis. It is usually caused due to a problem with the muscular or bone structure.

3. Cervical Dystonia

This rare disorder is sometimes referred to as spasmodic torticollis in which there is a contraction in neck muscles. The head twists or turns painfully only to one side. It sometimes goes away on its own without any treatment but there is a risk of recurrence.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF TORTICOLLIS?

Torticollis may be an inherited condition which can also develop in womb due to the baby’s head in the wrong position.

It also occurs due to muscle or a nerve injury.

Sometimes the cause of Torticollis is not known. This is referred to as Idiopathic Torticollis.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TORTICOLLIS?

The symptoms of torticollis begin slowly which may worsen over time. The most common symptoms include:

  • Inability to move head normally
  • Headache
  • Tilting of chin to one side
  • Swollen neck muscles
  • Stiffness or neck pain

In children, neck may appear flattened and unbalanced and also have motor skill delays or difficulties in hearing or vision.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

X-ray and MRI scanning are done to rule out the exact mechanism and possible extent of the diseased condition.

TORTICOLLIS ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

Torticollis can be compared to Manya Stambh in Ayurveda. It means that there is a stiffness in the neck region and imbalance of Vata dosha which is responsible for this condition.

Due to certain factors such as heavy exercise to the neck and shoulder, direct neck injury, using a hard or a thick pillow, keeping the arm beneath the head while sleeping, pulling heavy objects forcefully etc. the joints, veins and nerves get fatigued or lose their tension.

The vitiated Vata gets blocked in the neck location and as a result, stiffness is caused.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR TORTICOLLIS

Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies which are 100% pure, natural and vegetarian and free from chemicals, additives as well as preservatives.

Herbal Remedies Are:

  1. Aamvatantak Churna
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Joint Aid Plus
  4. Stress Support Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Torticollis

Herbal Remedies for Torticollis

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Aamvatantak Churna

Aamvatantak Churna of Planet Ayurveda is a purely herbal formulation which contains various herbs. These herbs are anti-inflammatory analgesic, anti-oxidant and immunity booster in nature which reduce the pain, tenderness, inflammation of the joints and also give relief. This herbal powder helps to maintain the health of the joints of the body. This churna also helps in managing the ‘Ama’(endotoxins) in the body and pacifies Vata dosha effectively. Thus, this powder is very effective in the treatment of torticollis.

Ingredients of Aamvatantak Churna Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

English Name

Botanical Name

Parts Used

1.

Ashwagandha

Winter cherry

Withania somnifera

Roots

2.

Methi

Fenugreek

Trigonella foenum

Seeds

3.

Suranjaan

Autumn crocus

Colchicum automnale

Roots

4.

Gorakhmundi

Rice field weed

Sphaeranths indicus

Roots

5.

Haridra

Turmeric

Curcuma longa

Rhizome

6.

Sonth

Dry ginger

Zingiber officinale

Rhizome

Dose: 1-2 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extract of the herb Withania somnifera. These capsules provide all sorts of benefits for the body as well as brain. This herb has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, increasing the energy levels, to improve the muscular functions. It provides strength to the muscles, increases the natural killer cell activity and also decreases the markers of inflammation. Hence, these capsules are very effective in the treatment of torticollis as well.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Joint Aid Plus

Joint Aid Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extracts of herbs which are considered as anti-inflammatory in nature. These herbs act in a synergistic manner that control the acute and chronic inflammatory reactions.

Ingredients of Joint Aid Capsules Are:

Sr. No.

Ingredient Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Nirgundi

Vitex negundo

100 mg

2.

Shallaki

Boswellia serrata

150 mg

3.

Guggul

Commiphora mukul

150 mg

4.

Sonth

Zingiber officinale

50 mg

5.

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

50 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

4. Stress Support Capsules

Stress Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extracts of various herbs that help in balancing Vata dosha in the body. The herbs in this product act synergistically to control the vitiated Vata dosha therefore acting on the root cause.

Ingredients of Stress Support Capsules Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

Botanical Name

Part Used

Quantity

1.

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Root

200 mg

2.

Tagar

Valerliana wallichii

Root

200 mg

3.

Brahmi

Bacopa monnieri

Whole

100 mg

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE

  • Do not try to exercise the neck in the initial stages as it will make it more painful.
  • Hot water bath is recommended as compared to cold bath but if the stiffness is associated with pain, then applying cold ice pack provides relief.
  • Apply oil and do gentle massage for 10 minutes before bath to the entire part of the neck and then take hot water bath.
  • Avoid day sleep.
  • Avoid the intake of curd, unctuous substances, fried and oily food, dry substances, late night awakening.
  • Avoid heavy exercise and exertions.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

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