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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Natural Supplements for CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease)

Neuropathies are quite common in people and as is the variety of neuropathic problems so are there numerous reasons for their occurrence.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease is a syndrome which includes numerous genetically driven neuropathic problems which are mostly a result of developmental problems of the nerves in the person concerned.

The name of the disease is derived from the names of the four scientists who have contributed to the discovery and identification of this disease (Jean Martin Charcot, Pierre Marie, Howard Henry Tooth and Hoffman). Other name given to this condition is Peroneal muscular atrophy.

It is sometimes also classified as a subtype of Muscular dystrophy.

As many as 80 genes affect the nerves and nerve fibres in various ways causing numerous types of disease in a large number of populations. It is a very common and infact, number one cause of inherited neuropathies in the world.

As per modern medicine, the cause and treatment of the disease are still not very clear but being a very common neuropathic problem it is a constant cause of concern and disability among the affected people.


  1. Symptoms may occur as early as in childhood in some to as late as in the forties in others; the onset in this way is very inconspicuous.
  2. Initial symptoms of the disease include, foot drop, and hammer toes, numbness and weakness of the muscle tissues of the lower body parts.
  3. Slowly progressive weakness in the hands and limbs.
  4. Loss of sensation in various parts of the extremities like the fingers, toes, hands and wrists etc.
  5. Highly arched or extremely flat foot is a characteristic feature of this disease.
  6. Other symptoms are usually quite varied and occur as breathing difficulty in some to scoliosis, tremors and gastro – intestinal problems in others.
  7. Pain in some or the other form is regularly associated with the disease.


It is usually caused by defective formation of proteins that form the myelin sheath of the nerves and axon fibres of nerve cells. These are two primary mutations which affect the formation of these two nerve cell structures. As a result, there is faulty transmission of information by the nerve cells of the affected body part which manifests in the form of various signs and symptoms that the patient exhibits.


Ayurveda has a different approach while dealing with neuromuscular problems and inherited disorders. According to Ayurveda, problems related to the nerves and the nervous system are a result of faulty vata body energy in the body. It is said that balanced vata body energy is responsible for the normal functioning of nervous sytem and all its associated structures in the body.

As for the inheritance part, such disease is classified as "Beej doshaj vyadhi" which affect the individual by birth due to faulty "Beej" or ovum (having inherent genetic mutation) which forms the rest of the progeny.

The line of treatment in such cases focuses on balancing dosha energies and relieving pain and disability.

There are many ayurvedic remedies which can help patients of this disease by relieving and managing the symptoms and improving the quality of life of such patients.


Planet Ayurveda is the hub of many natural and ayurvedic supplements which work towards the management and support of human body and its nutrition. Following is a list of natural supplements which can help people improve their quality of life and manage the condition in a better way.

1. Brahmi Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Brahmi capsule contains standardized extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monieri). Brahmi herb is well known for its beneficial effects on the nervous system.

It is highly recommended by many Ayurvedic practitioners and naturopaths all over the world for their amazing effects on the human nervous response.

Planet Ayurveda's Brahmi Capsule can be taken by people of all ages and are absolutely safe for consumption as they are free of any artificial additives, chemicals or gelatin. These capsules are pure and vegetarian and can be taken by everyone.

Dosage – 1 - 2 capsule, twice a day.

2. Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin Capsules contain standardized extracts of Curcumin obtained from pure turmeric. Curcumin is one of the most extensively researched plant extract available today. Its great anti –inflammatory and rejuvenating properties can help in supporting the human body positively.

Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin capsule is the right supplement containing pure form of curcumin which can be safely consumed at any age.

Dosage – 1 - 2 capsule, two to three times in a day.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Ashwagandha capsule contains standardised extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum). It contains pure and natural Ashwagandha extracts which are pure and natural and absolutely safe for consumption.

Dosage – 1 - 2 capsule, twice a day.

4. Tablet Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore guggul is a classical Ayurvedic preparation. It contains a combination of many Ayurvedic herbs and extracts which have been in use for a very long time. With its multiple beneficial effects on the body, this is a very effective herbal combination for people of any age group.

Planet Ayurveda's Kaishore guggul tablets are pure, natural and herbal without any artificial chemicals or additives whatsoever.

Dosage – 2 tablets, two to three times in a day.

5. Medhya Churna

Planet Ayurveda's Medhya churna is a herbal combination of some 11 odd herbs which work together in a synergistic manner to support the nerves and brain helping out as a very effective health supplement for these body parts.

Dosage – 1/4 teaspoon once daily with 1 spoon of Cow Ghee (Clarified Butter).


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