Essay On Mudra Therapy

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The Mudra therapy is a very unique concept and it deals with the stimulations of the nerves in the hand and the brain. The nerves play a very major role in the concept of Mudra therapy. The nerves in the hand get stimulated on holding a particular hasta mudra; they travel via the spinal cord and reach the brain. The brain gets stimulated and sends impulses to the respective parts of the body, depending on the fingers involved in holding the hasta mudra, as each finger in the hand corresponds to a particular part in the body. Hence the knowledge of the nervous system of the hand is required to understand the therapeutic effect of the hasta mudras effectively. The nervous system of the hand is very uniquely built and each finger in the hand has…show more content…
It also sends a nerve branch to control the thenar muscles of the thumb. The thenar muscles help move the thumb and let you touch the pad of the thumb to the tips each of each finger on the same hand, a motion called opposition. The median nerve occupies the palmar side of the hand that extends its branches in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. The dorsal branches innervate the distal phalanges of the index finger, middle finger, and half ring finger. This nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index finger, long finger, and half of the ring finger.
The ulnar nerve travels through a separate tunnel, called Guyon's canal. This tunnel is formed by two carpal bones, the pisiform and hamate, and the ligament that connects them. After passing through the canal, the ulnar nerve branches out to supply feeling to the little finger and half of the ring finger. Branches of this nerve also supply the small muscles in the palm and the muscle that pulls the thumb toward the palm. The ulnar nerve innervates the little finger and half of the ring finger both in the dorsal and palmar side. The Radial nerve is distributed to the little finger and half of the ring

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