Ayurvedic Treatment For Temporomandibular Joint Injury At Central India
About Temporomandibular Joint Injury –
The Temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But you may hear it wrongly called TMJ, after the joint.
Causes of Temporomandibular Joint Injury:
The causes of Temporomandibular Joint Injury is not clear, Dentists believe symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.
Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck — like from a heavy blow or whiplash — can lead to TMD. Other causes include:
- Grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the Temporomandibular Joint.
- Dislocation of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint
- Presence of Arthritis in the Temporomandibular Joint.
- Stress, which can cause you to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth
Temporomandibular Joint Injury often causes severe pain and discomfort. It can be temporary or last many years. It might affect one or both sides of your face. More women than men have it, and it’s most common among people between the ages of 20 and 40.
Common symptoms include:
- Pain or tenderness in your face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth wide
- Problems when you try to open your mouth very wide
- Jaws that get “stuck” or “locked” in the open- or closed-mouth position
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when you open or close your mouth or chew. This may or may not be painful.
- A tired feeling in your face
- Trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite — as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly
- Swelling on the side of your face
You may also have toothaches, headaches, neck aches, dizziness, earaches, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Ayurvedic Treatment For Temporomandibular Joint Injury At Central India
- Sopha Haram
Ayurvedic Medicines For Temporomandibular Joint Injury:
1. Dhanwantharam kashayam
Dhanwantharam kashayam is an Ayurvedic medicine used in Ayurvedic postnatal care. It is in herbal decoction form. It is also available in the form of Kashayam tablet form.
Dhanwantharam kashayam ingredients:
The kashayam is prepared by following herbs in equal parts.
- Bala moola – Root of Sida rotusa
- Yava – Barley – Hordeum vulgare
- Kulattha – Horse gram – Dolichos biflorus
- Dashamoola – group of ten roots –
- Bilva – Aegle marmelos
- Agnimantha – Premna mucronata
- Shyonaka – Oroxylum indicum
- Gambhari – Gmelina arborea
- Patala – Stereospermum suaveolens
- Shalaparni – Desmodium gangeticum
- Prinshnaparni – Urarica picta
- Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
- Brihati – Solanum indicum
- Kantakari – Solanum xanthocarpum
- Meda – Polygonatum cirrhifolium
- Mahameda – Polygonatum verticillatum
- Daru – Cedrus deodara
- Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
- Kakoli – Fritillaria roylei
- Ksheerakakoli – Lilium polyphyllum
- Chandana – Pterocarpus santalinus
- Sariva – Hemidsemus indicus
- Kushta – Saussurea lappa
- Tagara – Valeriana wallichi
- Jeevaka – Malaxis acuminata
- Rishabhaka – Manilkara hexandra
- Saindhava – Rock salt
- Kalanusari – Ichnocarpus frutescens
- Shaileya – Convolvulus pluricaulis
- Vacha – Acorus calamus
- Agaru – Aquilaria agallocha
- Punarnava – Boerhaavia diffusa
- Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
- Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
- Ksheerashukla – Anogeissus latifolia (?)
- Yashti – Licorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
- Vara = Triphala – Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellirica, Amla (Emblica officinalis)
- Shatahva – Saccharum munja / Peucedanum graveolens
- Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis
- Mudgaparni – Phaseolus trilobus / Vigna libosa
- Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum
- Twak – Cinnamomum zeylanicum
- Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
- Ashtanga Hrudayam
Dosage: 60 ml two times a day before food.
2. Lakshadi Guggul
Lakshadi Guggul is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine in tablet form. This tablet has Guggulu (commiphora mukul) as its base.It is widely used in the Ayurvedic treatment for of bone-related diseases and fractures healing.
Lakshadi Guggul Ingredients:
Laksha – Laccifer lacca
Asthisamhrut – Cissus quadrangularis
kakubha – Terminalia arjuna
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
Nagabala – Grewia populifolia
Guggulu – Purified Commiphora mukul.
All the above ingredients are pounded with guggulu and rolled into pills of uniform size of 500 mg.
Lakshadi Guggul reference:
Bhaishajya Ratnavali Amavatarogadhikara 90 – 95
Dosage: 2 times a day after food
Gandha Thailam is a famous Ayurvedic medicine used in the treatment of Arthritis, fractured bones and weak bones. It is taken internally. Gandha Thailam capsules are also available, which helps in easy oral administration.
Gandha Tailam Ingredients:
Sesame seeds – Sesamum indicum
Madhuka – Licorice – Glyzyrrhiza glabra
Nalada – Vetiveria zizanioides
Valaka – Coleus vettiveroides
Lohitayashtika – Robia cordifolia
Nakha – Naguna (?)
Mishi – Anethum sowa
Plava – Cyperus rotundus
Kushta – Saussurea lappa
Balatraya -Bala – Sida cordifolia
Atibala – Abutilon indicum
Mahabala – Grewia populifolia
Aguru – Aquilaria agallocha
Kumkuma – Crocus sativus
Chandana – Sandalwood – Santalum album
Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
Sarala – Pinus roxburghii
Sarjarasa – Vateria indica
Maradaru – Cedrus deodara
Padmakadi Gana – Group of herbs explained as Padmakadi Gana
Eladi Gana – Group of herbs explained as Eladi group
Shaileya – Parmelia perlata
Rasna – Pluchea lanceolata
Amshumati – Desmodium gangeticum
Kaseruka – Scirpus grossus
Kalanusari – Polyalthia longifolia
Nata – Lobelia nicotianaefolia
Patra – Cinnamomum tamala
Rodhra – Symolocos racemosa
Ksheerashukla – Kakoli – Roscoea purpurea
Durva – Cynodon dactylon
Gandha thailam reference:
Ashtanga Hrudayam Uttara Sthana 27/36 – 41 – Bhanga Pratishedha Adhyaya
Dosage: 10 drops with milk at night.
Nagaradi Thailam is a herbal oil used in Ayurvedic treatment of ear diseases such as ear ache. This medicine is most commonly used in South Indian Ayurveda practice.
Nagaradi Taila ingredients:
Nagara – Ginger – Zingiber officinalis
Saindhava – Rock salt
Magadhi – Long pepper – Piper longum
Musta – Cyperus rotundus
Gokshura – Tribulus terrestris
Vasa – Adhatoda vasica
Lasuna – Garlic
Taila – Sesame oil
Arkapatra swarasa – leaf juice extract of Calotropis procera
Reference: Sahasrayoga, Tailayogaprakarana 64
Murivenna Oil is an effective Ayurvedic medicine used both for external and internal administration. It is a renowned oil for non-healing wounds, fractures, and sprains. This oil is based on Kerala Ayurvedic medicine. It is prepared in coconut oil base.
Murivenna oil Ingredients:
Keratailam – Coconut oil
Karanja – Pongamia glabra
Tuka – Spermacoce articularis
Tambula – Piper betle
Kumari – Aloe vera
Shigru – Moringa oliefera
Paribhadra – Erythrina variegata
Palandu – Onion – Allium cepa
kanjika – Fermented liquid
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus
Murivenna reference: Yogagrantham