What is Myositis, the Condition Samantha is Diagnosed with?


Muscular system is an organic system that comprises muscles. Muscles permit mobility, stability, posture, circulation, respiration, digestion, urination, and childbirth. The poor status of Muscles will lead to pain, poor body stature, weakness, and impaired mobility and stability. There are a lot of problems/ diseases which target the muscular system of the body and impaired human health. Here in this article, we will discuss Myositis symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment with ayurveda. So Let’s continue.



Myositis is the name for a group of rare conditions that can cause muscles to become weak, tired, and painful. Myositis simply means muscle inflammation and the prime thing in inflammation is swelling of the site. The target age group for Myositis is not particular. This may target the person of any age and children as well. The muscles affected by myositis are the shoulders, hips, and thighs as well. It is evident that this problem may affect the heart, skin, and respiratory system as well. The inflammation in the body may cause problems in people.

Types and Symptoms

The following are types of myositis with associated symptoms

  1. Dermatomyositis
  2. Inclusion-body myositis
  3. Juvenile Myositis
  4. Polymyositis
  5. Toxic Myositis

1. Dermatomyositis

It is characterized by purple-red rashes on the face, chest, neck, and back. The precise complaints associated with dermatomyositis are Rough and dry skin, body fatigue, muscle weakness, Muscle pain, Weight loss, and Irregular heartbeat. Features of dermatomyositis may overlap with lupus.

2. Inclusion-body Myositis

This type of Myositis affects more people above the age of 50 years.  The target group includes more men than women. The chief complaints or clinical features include the weakness of muscles, the problem with balancing, grip losses, and muscular pain which can be moderate to severe.

3. Juvenile Myositis

As the name indicates juvenile myositis affects children. Also, one interesting key point is it affects girls more than boys. It affects girls more than boys. The chief complaints include rashes, mood swings, fatigue, and stomach difficulties. The peculiar feature is the inability to rise from a seated posture.   

4. Polymyositis

This type of Myositis is associated with a peculiar feature of muscle weakness near the trunk. The chief complaints include weakness of muscles, muscular pain, problems of swallowing, coughing, skin thickness increases, and loss of muscular strength.

5. Toxic Myositis

Toxic Myositis is also known as Toxic Myopathy. The prime cause is a type of Myositis that is thought to be caused by drugs or chemicals. Muscle weakness is accompanied by body fatigue, feeling of falling down, and breathing difficulties. Also, other associated complaints are swallowing difficulties and difficulties in climbing stairs. 

Common Symptoms

The symptoms of myositis vary between different people and are also dependent on types of myositis. Following are the common symptoms that can be

  1. Weak and tired muscles can make everyday tasks such as climbing stairs, brushing hair, and getting in and out of cars difficult
  2. Muscular pain and weakness
  3. Swelling in muscles.
  4. Tenderness in muscles
  5. Fever
  6. Loss in body muscle mass
  7. Night sweats and weakness
  8. The common muscles affected are the hips, thighs and back, and shoulders. swelling of the affected skin
  9. Puffiness of the body
  10. Discoloration around the eyes


No single test can find myositis. The way to find out the condition is through a physical examination by the doctor. The ANA test can be helpful to check the status of the problem  ANA is an antinuclear antibody test. If it comes positive it means antibodies are attacking the healthy cells of our own body. Blood tests may also reveal inflammation in the body. Moreover, there is no certain significant test.

Ayurvedic Aspect

According to the Ayurvedic aspect, Myositis can be correlated with Mansdhatu vikriti. In ayurvedic classics, 7 dhatus are broadly explained by acharyas. Rasa, rakta, Mans, Meda, Asthi, Maja, and Shukra are the names of those 7 dhatus. So accordingly mansdhatu is formed after rasa and rakta dhatu. The poor status of rasa and rakta dhatu may lead to deprivation of mansdhatu in the body. The concept behind it is an accumulation of Aamdosha. The ama dosha accumulated in the body strotas (Channels) lead to vitiation of dosha. The aggravated Vata dosha and deprived Kapha dosha may lead to poor status of body muscles. Hence we can say that due to the impaired status of rasa and rakta, the vitiation of doshas and inflammation due to ama dosha may lead to mansvikriti.

Management point of view focused on the cleansing of Aamdosha means to drain out the toxins from the body and increasing the strength of the body with balya (Strengthening herbs) aushad of Ayurveda like Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum). Following are the herbal combinations of Planet Ayurveda which lead to lower inflammation by draining toxins and improving the muscle mass in the body. 

Herbal Remedies For Myositis by Planet Ayurveda for Myositis

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP-certified hub for the manufacturing of good quality herbal formulations. These herbal formulations are derived from the natural sources mentioned in the ayurvedic texts. The formulations are result oriented, authentic, and manufactured by the guidance of Ayurveda experts. Following are the herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Myositis.

  1. Rumogin 5 Capsule
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Musli Strength Capsule
  4. Yograj Guggul
  5. Aamvatantak Churna
Herbal Remedies For Myositis
Harbal Remedies For Myositis

Brief Explanation of the Herbal Remedies

1. Rumogin 5 Capsule

The chief ingredients of Rumogin capsule are Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Maricha (Piper nigrum) and Pippali (Piper longum). This rumogin 5 capsule is beneficial to manage the conditions associated with muscular pain. Hence in conditions like Myositis, it acts as anti-inflammatory, and analgesic and pacifies the aggravated Vata dosha.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily

2. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is a herbal formulation loaded with Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Shallaki is a natural painkiller and curcumin acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. This herbal capsule is helpful in the management of pain and inflammation in the body. The Vata dosha is associated with the pain, hence Boswellia Curcumin is able to manage the pain in Myositis due to the above-explained properties. 

Dosage –1 cap twice daily.

3. Musli Strength Capsules

Musli strength is a herbal capsule formulated by Planet Ayurveda with the integration of Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris). This is a natural formula to increase muscle mass in the body. As musli promotes body weight and Gokshur is able to balance the hormonal system. Hence, muscle loss in Myositis can be managed by the Musli strength cap of Planet Ayurveda.  

Dosage – 1 cap twice daily.

4. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul is a polyherbal formulation having Commiphora mukul, Cyperus rotundus, Plumbago zeylanica, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia chebula, Piper longum and many more as the chief ingredients. Yograj guggul helps to relieve the pain and inflammation in the body. It is helpful to manage the autoimmunity conditions in the body. Thus Yograj guggul has the ability to counter the issues of Myositis.

Dosage –  2 tablets twice daily.

5. Aamvatantak Churna

Aamvatantak churna of Planet Ayurveda is a polyherbal formulation that contains Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum), Suranjaan (Colchicum autumnale), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale). As the name indicates, Aamvatantak churna is able to maintain the detox status of the body. It helps to drain out toxins and reduce inflammation in the body. Hence reduce the pain as it also pacifies the Vata dosha associated with Myositis.  

Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily, after meals with plain water.

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As per the above discussion, we can say Ayurvedic herbs can be beneficial in the management of Myositis. This problem is associated with the deprived status of Muscles. These herbal remedies will fulfill the ayurvedic line of treatment to manage the status of Myositis. The integrated herbs will help to detoxify the body and thus reduce inflammation. This is the beauty of Ayurveda ayurvedic herbs and their integrated approach is able to manage such rare conditions on the basis of tridoshas management and aamdosha pacification. The herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are the best, authentic, and free from dangerous preservatives. This is the time to believe in the ayurvedic ways for the management of diseases to make Ayurveda grow and flourish among the masses.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com