Ayurvedic Treatment of Arthrogryposis Multiple Congenital Disorder
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital Disorder or Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital (AMC) is a situation when multiple non-progressive joint contractures develop affecting two or more areas of the body prior to birth of a person. It is a rare disease but cannot be neglected. As the disease starts to occur in the human body prior to birth, therefore, the contractures are present at the time of birth. Like the herbs are proving their potential in treating every disease whether acute or chronic, so it does include a proper treatment for AMC also. Let us know this disease and its natural treatment in a clearer and well manner.
What is Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital Disorder (AMC)?
As briefly introduced above, AMC is a musculoskeletal disorder that affects two or more joints in the body affecting different body parts. So, let us make it more simple by understanding the literal meaning of the disease.
- Arthro means Joints
- Gryposis means Hooking
- Multiplex means Multiple
- Congenital means By Birth
Hence, now it has become easier to read about it and get it clearly. It refers to the unnatural development of multiple non-progressive joint contractures affecting two or numerous areas of the body. This disease makes a place in the human body prior to the birth, thus it is easy to diagnose the symptoms at birth only. The information of this disease will roam around one word, so it is better and important to understand that before entering into the further explanation.
Contractures refer to the tightening of the tissues present at various body parts. This tightening makes the movement of the affected part difficult. It fixes the joint permanently in a bent or straight position which ultimately shows impact on the functioning and range of motion of the joint. According to the medical studies, it is said that it is not a specific diagnose rather it is associated with various medical conditions. To treat it well, the need is to know about the related signs, symptoms and causes.
Signs and Symptoms of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital Disorder (AMC)
The signs and symptoms of AMC vary person to person. In some cases, where only a few joints are affected and the range of their movement is also nearly normal. But, in other cases, where the severity is high, many joints or almost every joint of the body gets affected including the jaw and back of the patient. Muscles of the affected limbs may remain underdeveloped. Moreover, the development of soft tissue web can be seen over the affected joint. Other most common symptoms that are witnessed in the patients suffering from AMC are:
- No or very limited range of joint movement
- Abnormal Pleura Morphology
- Abnormal Gastric Mucosa
- Abnormal Wrist
- Aplasia or Hypoplasia of Lungs
Causes of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital Disorder (AMC)
The specific cause(s) of AMC is not yet diagnosed by the medical professionals. But, it is suspected that it is majorly related to the reduced movement of the fetal during development of the body, which may be due to many reasons. The reduced fetal movement or no fetal movement for a period of time may lead to the growth of an extra connective tissue around the joint fixing it in place, as it might be at that time. Lack of the joint movements also indicates that the tendons that are connected to the joints are unable to stretch to their normal length which results in the difficult motion of the affected part. The causes for this decreased fetal movement can be any one or more from the below mentioned:
- Muscle Disease of the mother, maternal fever during pregnancy, viral infection that may damage the
cells, etc. may lead to the abnormal muscle development of the baby in uterus.
- Limited or insufficient space in the uterus for natural movement. It may happen when multiple fetuses
- Improper blood supply to the fetus
- Abnormal or Malformation of the central nervous system i.e., the brain or the spinal cord. In such
conditions, AMC accompanies a number of other symptoms too.
- Abnormal development of the tendons, joints, bones or joint linings.
It cannot be considered as inherited in most cases, but in some a genetic cause can be identified. In some cases, both the genetic and environmental factors are responsible for causing AMC.
Diagnosis of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital Disorder (AMC)
AMC can be diagnosed with the help of some test along with the detailed patient history. The tests that can be help are:
- Genetic Testing Registry
- Nerve Conduction Study
- Muscle Biopsy
- Imaging tests of CNS
- Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH)
Herbal treatment for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenital Disorder (AMC)
The herbal treatment for AMC is being provided by the Ayurveda experts of Planet Ayurveda. The herbal supplements to be consumed for its treatment are easy to be consumed and safe for your child. It will never show any adverse effect on your child’s health during his lifespan. Rather, these herbal remedies will help your baby to grow with a stronger immunity and a healthy body to fight diseases further in his lifetime. The most effective treatment for AMC includes the following:
- Joint Aid Plus
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Ashwagandha Capsules
- Kumar Kalyan Ras
1. Joint Aid Plus
Joint Aid Plus capsules from Planet Ayurveda are the best and most effective remedy for all the joint related disorders. These capsules are prepared with the standardized extract of 5 potential herbs that possess the perfect features to be used for maintaining healthy joints. The herbs included in each capsule of Joint Aid Plus product are Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). They all work together to relieve joint pain and inflammations and help in treating various joint related disorders including AMC.
Dosage 1 capsule once daily.
2. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia Curcumin’s name is enough to define its ingredients which are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). This perfect blend of these two amazing herbs helps treating various joint disorders like different types of Arthritis, and Spondylitis, also works well in allergies, asthma, tumors, and other chronic diseases. It can be one of the best herbal supplements to be included in the treatment of AMC due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic action. It maintains the healthy functioning and movement of joints.
Dosage 1 Capsule once daily.
3. Ashwagandha Capsules
Ashwagandha Capsules are prepared using the pure standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It is one of the best anti-oxidants, improves blood-circulation and soothes the nerves resulting in healthy and proper functioning of nervous system. It is very beneficial for the growing children and old age people as it enhances the mental and physical stamina of a person. Moreover, it relieves muscle fatigue, joint stiffness, and pain, thus can be much effective for treating AMC.
Dosage 1 Capsule once daily.
4. Kumar Kalyan Ras
Kumal Kayan Ras is a classical Ayurvedic formulation manufactured with a combination of herbs and minerals in order to treat the health ailments. It includes a variety of Bhasma such as Abhraka (Mica) Bhasma, Mukta (Pearl) Bhasma, Loha (Iron) Bhasma, Swarna (Gold) Bhasma, Makshika (Copper-Iron Pyrite) Bhasma, along with Kumari Rasa (extract of Aloe vera juice) and Shuddha Parada (purified Mercury). It acts as a supportive supplement in the treatment of AMC.
Dosage 1 Tablet once daily.
NOTE: You can open up the capsule and mix the powder in any syrup or baby drink. Likewise, you can mix the tablet in the syrup or ghee to be easily consumed by the child.
Hence, we have clearly explained about AMC Disorder and its management in Ayurveda through natural herbs. So, treat it well with Ayurveda, connect your newborns and growing children with nature and let them live a normal and happy life ahead.
Stay Healthy!! Stay Fit!! Stay Well!!
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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