Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations & Its Ayurvedic Treatment
Humans have more than 600 muscles in the body. Some muscles lift, some help to move and some of them are still. The muscles also help to digest food, to breathe and to see. The heart helps in pumping of blood which is essential to keep us alive. Overall muscles play 5 important functions in our body that are support, movement, protection, blood circulation and heat generation. Many diseases and injuries can affect how our muscles work. To maintain the strength of muscles and maintain healthy weight it is necessary to exercise and eat healthy regularly. Also each and every muscle in our body is important as each participates among the five functions of the muscles mentioned. There are a lot of muscular diseases that affect their functioning among which one is hypothenar eminence fasciculations. In this article we will study about this condition in detail along with its Ayurvedic management.
Hypohenar eminence is the group of muscles which supports the movement of the little finger. Fasciculation means the visible flickering contractions occur within the muscles. In hypothenar eminence fasciculations, the hypothenar eminence is affected and leads to visible flickering contractions. These are simultaneous and involuntary contractions which occur on weakness or wasting of the muscles. Some of these fascicultions are superficial and some are deep, hypothenar eminence fasciculation lies in the category of superficial fasciculations as this can be seen with the naked eye. Till now we read about some brief views of Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations. Further we will discuss what are the causes and symptoms of Hypothenar eminence fasciculations.
CAUSES OF HYPOTHENAR EMINENCE FASCICULATIONS
It consists of various causes but most of them are benign and some may be due to underlying disease. These diseases most of the time are motor neuron and the cases of healthy people are around 70%. There are some risk factors that may lead to these fasciculations are age, fatigue, stress, strenuous exercise, etc. it can be caused by caffeine, alcohol, anxiety and any thyroid disorder. The most common risk factor is deficiency of magnesium. The anticholinergic drugs may also lead to fasciculations if taken for a long time which may include ethanolamines.
SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHENAR EMINENCE FASCICULATIONS
The following are the symptoms of Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations:
- Pain over the region of hypothenar eminence
- Pain over ring finger
- Feeling of paresthesia
- Loss of sensation
- Difficulty while holding weight
- Increase sensitivity of Fingers towards cold
- Change in color of fingers
DIAGNOSIS OF HYPOTHENAR EMINENCE FASCICULATIONS
First of all if you experience any of the above symptoms you must visit your doctor. The doctor will ask your whole medical history and family history too. Then if he evaluates the condition must forward it to you for another diagnostic evaluation. The most common and effective diagnostic technique for this is surface EMG (electromyography). Other diagnostic techniques include needle electromyography and the deeper fasciculations can be diagnosed with EMG, which mostly occurs in skeletal muscles. If you are diagnosed with this condition don’t worry we have a solution for you. To know the solution let’s read further.
AYURVEDIC VIEW OF HYPOTHENAR EMINENCE FASCICULATIONS
As per ayurveda we can correlate this condition to vata pradhan mamsa vaha sroto dushti. Mamsa vaha srotas are the channels which include the muscular system of the body. So in this case these srotas get vitiated. The causes of vitiation of mamsa vaha srotas are consumption of food which makes the channels fragile and sticky, intake of dense meal, heavy to digest food and excessive sleep during the day time. Symptoms caused by vitiation of these srotas are swelling of muscles, wasting of muscles and clots in blood vessels which supply mamsa vaha srotas. When the vata dosha gets associated with mamsa vaha srotas then it leads to neuromuscular conditions. So to manage the Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations it is necessary to relieve mamasa sroto dushti and to balance the vata dosha. For this purpose Planet Ayurveda provides you with the following formulations. Let’s have a look!!!!!
HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR HYPOTHENAR EMINENCE FASCICULATIONS
Planet Ayurveda is an ISO certified company which is working as per Holistic Science – Ayurveda. This company produces their own products that consist of pure herbs and minerals. These remedies are prepared without any added preservatives, synthetic materials like gums, fiber, reins, color, starch, etc. The formulations are prepared with the aim of preventive and promotive purpose. As we read earlier for managing the condition of Hypothenar eminence fasciculations there is a need to eliminate mamsa vaha sroto dushti as well as there is a need to pacify vata dosha. For this purpose the following remedies are provided by Planet Ayurveda.
- VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS
- ASHWAGANDHAGHAN VATI
- NATURE AMINO
- NEUROGENIE CAPSULES
- NEURO PLAN SYRUP
1. VRIHAT VATCHINTAMANI RAS
Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras is a classical Ayurvedic formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda as per classical texts. This formulation is available in tablet form and consists of ingredients such as swarna bhasma (calyx of gold), rajata bhasma (calyx of silver), abhrak bhasma (calyx of mica) and various others. This preparation has been known for its vata pacifying properties since ancient times. So this remedy helps in alleviating the symptoms of Hypothenar eminence by eliminating aggravated vata dosha.
Dosage: 1 tablet twice daily to be chewed.
2. ASHWAGANDHAGHAN VATI
Ashwagandhaghan vati by Planet Ayurveda consists of the major ingredient Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and is prepared as mentioned in classical ayurvedic texts. It consists of rasayana (rejuvenating), balya (strengthening) and vata pacifying properties. The rejuvenating properties of this herb helps in eliminating mamsa vaha sroto dushti. Vata pacifying properties assist in reducing pain and contractions. The strengthening property of these tablets effectively prevents muscle wasting and provides better strength to the muscles.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. NATURE AMINO
Nature amino is a herbal powder preparation by Planet Ayurveda. It consists of a blend of various herbal powders such as shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and various others. This powder helps in alleviating vata dosha, improves functioning of the muscles and prevents muscle wasting due to its antioxidant properties. The properties of this powder are balya and rasayani which means it rejuvenates the body and helps in providing strength to the overall body tissues.
Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.
4. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES
This is a capsule formulation of Planet Ayurveda which consists of standardized extract of herbs such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). These capsules are prepared for maintaining the overall nervous system health. These capsules help in improving the functioning of nerves supplying the affected Hypothenar muscles. That’s why these capsules are added to the herbal remedies for managing Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
5. NEURO PLAN SYRUP
Neuro Plan Syrup is a herbal syrup formulation especially formulated for nerve health by Planet Ayurveda. This syrup consists of various herbal juices such as mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), madhuyashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and various others. This herbal syrup assists in managing several conditions leading to the fasciculations such as anxiety, stress, depression and some other nervous system related conditions.
Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.
Hypohenar eminence is the group of muscles which supports the movement of the little finger. Fasciculation means the visible flickering contractions occur within the muscles. Muscles play 5 important functions in our body that are support, movement, protection, blood circulation and heat generation. So it is necessary to keep the muscles healthy and disease free. In case of Hypothenar eminence fasciculations there is Pain over the region of hypothenar eminence, Pain over ring finger, Feeling of paresthesia, Loss of sensation, Difficulty while holding weight. As per Ayurveda we can correlate this condition to vata pradhan mamsa vaha sroto dushti. So to manage the Hypothenar Eminence Fasciculations it is necessary to relieve mamasa sroto dushti and to balance the vata dosha. For this purpose Planet Ayurveda provides various herbal and herbo-mineral remedies. If someone is suffering from this condition they must consume these remedies and no need to worry about the side effects as these remedies are free from any kind of added preservatives and synthetic materials.
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