Ayurvedic Management of Oromandibular dystonia (Hanugraha) - A Case study
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Hanusthambh, Dystonia, Vata, Hanugraha, Mastication, Jawclosing.

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Dhumal, S., Paradkar, H., & Pathrikar, A. (2022). Ayurvedic Management of Oromandibular dystonia (Hanugraha) - A Case study. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 10(04). Retrieved from https://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/1027



Life without movements is impossible to think of  in a healthy person’s normal life.

         Oromandibular dystonia1 is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions of varying severity resulting in sustained spasms of masticatory muscles, affecting the jaws, tongue, face and pharynx. Dystonia is either idiopathic (primary) or follows a peripheral injury. Craniocervical manifestations of dystonia affect the person’s quality of life by interfering with the ability to speak and mastication and in social interaction.

        Oromandibular dystonia can be correlated with hanusthambh. Hanusthabh or hanugraha is one of the commonest problem that affects irrespective of sex, age, and socioeconomic status etc, The disease has the symptoms like stiffness of jaw with or without pain. In hanusthambh2 vata is predominantly involved.

        We present a case of 66 year old female patient who suffered repetitive bouts of hemifacial muscle contractions for 2 years which interfered in patient’s wellbeing and quality of life by hampering her ability to eat and talk.

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