September 23, 2021

Unani Neuromuscular Treatment

Neuromuscular pain is a common ailment among people of all ages and genders. The fact is, nobody is immune to muscle tissue soreness. Repetitive stress given to the muscles causes pain and degeneration.

What causes muscular pain?

Sore muscles or muscle pain may be caused due to work-related repetitive stress injury, infections, underlying health conditions, at times due to medications, or even due to autoimmune diseases. One can feel steady, deep aches all over the body or at a particular part of the body. Muscle strain creates damage and tears to the muscle tissues and fibers causing inflammation and acute pain. Muscle strain is experienced differently by each individual.

Muscular strain and tear are very common among working people. When a job involves continuous sitting or standing in one position, heavy lifting, or too much driving it puts demands on muscles to do repetitive tasks causing wear and tear of muscle tissues and their degeneration. 

Muscle tension is also caused due to excessive force, poor postures, and not enough time to rest and recover. 

Good ergonomic postures are important for good muscular health

We, human beings, sit a lot more than any other species in the world. 

Our bodies require regular movements to remain consistent and have a healthy physique. Irregular body postures negatively affect our body, in the form of back pain, joint pain, and overall muscle pain, if stressed repetitively; and also cause poor blood circulation, digestive problems, headaches, reduced lung function, and fatigue. It is really important to maintain good ergonomic postures and positions to prevent muscular sores.

A sedentary lifestyle causes poor muscular health

Sedentary lifestyles without physical exercising, unhealthy food, poor nutrition, and dehydration cause muscular strain. Excessive smoking and drinking could indirectly contribute towards muscular/tissue tears.

Sprains and strains

Sprains, strains, and other injuries cause muscletissue pain and discomfort. Pulling of muscles also causes muscle soreness. 

People may find that a particular area of the body becomes stiff and achy if it is injured. Pulling muscles can also cause muscle soreness. If significant pain is observed then it is advised to consult the physician.

Unani Treatment for Muscular Pain

Unani medicines are based on the principles and healing system taught by Greek physician Hippocrates and Roman physician Galen. It was developed into a full-fledged medicine system by Persian and Arabian physicians in the middle ages. Unani dosage forms were developed by physicians such as Avicenna (Ibn-e- Sina), Al-Zahrawi, Rhazes (al-Razi), and Ibn Nafis. 

Unani physicians or practitioners give utmost importance to proper diet plan and metabolism in an individual. Specific dietary charts are recommended during treatment of a patient, on an individual basis as per the temperament required. Proper diets produce required humours (Akhlā\Ṣāliḥa) while an unhealthy diet produces bad humours ( Akhlā\ Radiyya). Thus, the humoral imbalance creates tension in muscle tissue which is treated by medication and proper diet. 

Some commonly used Unani medicines for muscular pain are:

Suranjan Sheirein (Colchicum autumnale), Zanjabeel (Zingiber officinale), Asgand (Withania somnifera), Khulanjan (Alpinia galanga), Turbud (Operculina turpethum), Gule Baboonah (Matricaria chamomilla), Charela (Pemalia perlata), Majeeth Irani (Rubia cordifolia), Majoon Suranjan, Iyarij feeqrah, Roghan-e-surkh, Qurs-e-mafaasil, Arq-e-ushbah, Habb-e-mafaasil, Dalook bara-e-waja-ul-mafaasila among many others.

Cupping Therapy (Hijamah)

Along with holistic medicines that Unani provides, cupping therapy is also practiced to considerably reduce neuromuscular pains.

Hijamah (Cupping therapy) is a Unani modality of treatment for repairing and regenerating muscular tissues. Hijamah is an ancient method that dates back to Hippocrates (460-377B.C).

Hijamah means to suck. The treatment, supposedly, sucks the pain from the body and provides relief towards muscular pain.

Hijamah is broadly classified as 

  • Hijamat-Bish-Shart (Wet cupping/cupping with scarification)
  • Hijamat-Bila-Shart (Dry cupping/cupping without scarification).

This method of treatment is carried out by creating a vacuum on suction. The therapist puts special cups, in the areas of the body experiencing pain, to create a suction for a stipulated time. This method reduces muscular pain through deep tissue massage, improves blood flow, thus healing the underlying muscle tissues.

Unani Treatment at Naitri Healthcare

At Naitri, we are blessed with experienced, and well-qualified Unani practitioners having more than 20 years of experience. They practice as well as teach the Unani health modality. Unani practitioners at Naitri prescribe medicines based on the temperament of the patient, causative humour, organ involved, and severity of the disease. 

If you are suffering from any neuromuscular ailment, please consult our experienced practitioners either through online consultation with the luxury of sitting at your home or you can visit our clinic. Contact us through email or over a call. We will get back to you as early as possible. 

Naitri healthcare provides an e-consultation facility as well. You can reach out to us from the website, can call us, or you can even WhatsApp us on  (+91) 9821117945.

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