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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, September 21, 2020

Treatment of Oromandibular Dystonia in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies


Oromandibular dystonia is defined as closure of jaw usually associated with teeth grinding and clutched jaws that is also a type of focal dystonia. It may also lead to temporal-mandibular joint syndrome. In this dystonia type jaw, lower face and tongue are involved. Oromandibular dystonia can be of four types jaw closure, jaw deviation, jaw opening and mixed form of oromandibular dystonia. In conservative treatment the injection of botulinum is used as a first line of treatment for such dystonia.

Oromandibular Dystonia


Oromandibular dystonia is also known as cranial dystonia that is manifested by forceful contractions of muscles of the jaw, face or tongue. This forceful contraction of muscles leads to the difficulty in mouth opening and closing. Oromandibular dystonia also affects badly speech and chewing ability of a person. Cranial dystonia which is another term used for Oromandibular dystonia is a descriptive term which used for the dystonia that can affect any part of the mouth or face. Coming to single parts, Embouchure dystonia is the term used for the dystonia that affects the lips of the wind instruments playing musicians while Lingual dystonia is the one affecting tongue. Women are more commonly affected by Oromandibular dystonia as compared to the men and its signs and symptoms start to appear in late stages of life, i.e. 40-50 years of age. Oromandibular dystonia is usually confused with Temporomandibular joint disease, however later is an arthritic disease condition. Many emotional factors can lead to worsening of symptoms of the Oromandibular dystonia.


Oromandibular dystonia is particularly presented by the bunch of signs and symptoms:

  • Involuntary opening of mouth
  • Jaw of the bottom shifts to the back or sideward
  • Forceful clenched shutting of jaw
  • Lips and face shows involuntary movements
  • Tongue have involuntary uncontrolled movements


The exact cause of Oromandibular dystonia is not known yet but in certain studies it is concluded that this type of dystonia is resulted from abnormally increased transmission of signals from brain to the muscles of face and jaw resulting in involuntary movements and closure of the jaw and face muscles. One more interesting fact about Oromandibular dystonia is that it is the only one neurological disorder till date which can be present with family history or without it. Oromandibular dystonia can either be inherited from the family or can be acquired due to various secondary causes present in the environment like exposure certain drugs or may be associated with other disorder like Wilson's disease. The dystonia which gets due to drugs manifest initially by affecting the muscles of the face.


Oromandibular diagnosis can be the one difficult to make at first point due to various presentations of it, be it in forms or severities. No specific diagnostic test is yet found to diagnose this dystonia. Hence, its diagnosis is completely depended upon clinical presentation, family history, neurological examination and intramuscular electromyography.


Oromandibular dystonia is treated completely in an individualistic manner. In conservative treatment several oral medications are given as per the signs and symptoms present. Medicines are given to reduce spasms, improving chewing and easing the speech. The main line of treatment used mostly in such cases are, Botulinum injection which is a neurotoxin and is repeated after every 3-6 months.

However these injections and pills can have several side effects that can pose danger to other organs of the body if taken for long term. However, here Ayurveda can help you out in managing the condition naturally and safely. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of medicines where natural herbs and other natural methods are used to treat a disease condition.


Planet Ayurveda is one of the leading herbal pharmaceutical company that offers various herbal formulations to treat the disease conditions. These herbal formulations are prepared from pure and finest herbs and as per the ethical Ayurvedic literature. These herbal medicines are prepared under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. All the Ayurvedic supplements and medicines are free from any type of chemicals, additives, dye, fillers or preservatives. For Oromandibular dystonia also Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies to manage the condition naturally and safely.


  1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Aamvatantak Churna
  4. Energo Plan Syrup
  5. Amritadi Guggul

Herbal Remedies for Oromandibular Dystonia

Herbal Remedies for Oromandibular Dystonia

1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This amazing herbal formulation help in balancing the Vata dosha which eventually leads to preventing and treating any disease which is caused by imbalance of Vata dosha. It is prepared from combination of various bhasmas like Swarna bhasma, Loh bhasma, Rajata bhasma, etc. These therapeutic tablets help in treating neurological disorders which are caused to imbalance of Vata in the body.

DOSAGE: Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

These herbal capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of Sallaki and active compound of Haridra (turmeric), i.e. curcumin. Boswellia curcumin capsules helps in treating pain, inflammation in muscles and joints, boost immunity, and provide relief from pain of Oromandibular dystonia.

DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Aamvatantak Churna

It consists of different herbs like- Ashwagandha, Haridra, Sonth, etc. These medicinal herbs have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties that give relief from pain and swelling.

DOSAGE: Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water.

4. Energo Plan Syrup

Energoplan Syrup is full of the therapeutic herbs that boosts the energy level naturally. This herbal syrup is made from pure extracts of the herbs that amazingly works on increasing the level of energy. Energoplan Syrup energizes, restore and rejuvenates the vitality of a person. Various amazing herbs are used in this herbal syrup like Jeevanti, Shigru, Shatavari, Amalaki, Gokhsur, Ashwagandha etc.

DOSAGE: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily after meals with plain water.

5. Amritadi Guggul

This amazing polyherbal Ayurvedic tablets are used to treat various ailments like arthritic conditions, joints and muscles related ailments, digestive troubles, pile or fistula. It is prepared from wonderful medicinal herbs like Guduchi, Guggulu, Triphala, Danti, Vyosha, Maricha etc.

DOSAGE: Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.

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Oromandibular dystonia is a complex ailment that involves the jaw, face and tongue. This ailment can be difficult to treat but herbal medicines can help in treating them naturally and safely. These remedies even if taken for long time do not cause any side effects.

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