AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that is characterized by dry skin, red and scaly
patches. It is considered to be an autoimmune disease which means that the immune system of
the body works against its own body tissues. It is a non infectious disease but may have a
negative impact on certain organs in the body. In these conditions Ayurvedic treatment gives
good result at Ayurveda healing Ashram in Kerala.
01. Reddening and swelling of the skin.
02. Scaling of the skin
03. Cracking of the skin
04. Development of small marks on the skin surface. These marks then develop into boils.
05. Pain and itchy feeling in the boils.
Factors involve: heredity, lifestyle changes, environmental factors, exposure to certain medications, stress or a combination of these may cause psoriasis. Different types of psoriasis can be correlated to certain types of kushta mentioned in Ayurvedic classics. As these conditions vary in their dosha involvement, treatment also varies accordingly. Hence the treatment protocol differs from patient to patient.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PSORIASIS
Plaque Psoriasis: – Characterized by reddish, raised skin with silver scales.
Psoriatic Arthritis: – Characterized by inflammation of joints.
Guttate Psoriasis: – Characterized by small red spots on the skin
Pustular Psoriasis: – Characterized by white pustules
Inverse Psoriasis: – Characterized by smooth red lesions on skin
Erythrodermic Psoriasis: – Characterized by widespread redness and itching
(Results may vary from person to person.)
Ayurveda is considered to be the best option by far as it is natural and has no side
effects. Ayurveda healing Ashram are treating the Psoriasis in a holistic way with yoga,
meditation and Psycho therapy for healing stress and tention. From an Ayurvedic perspective,
it is caused due to the vitiation of Vata, Kapha, raktha and accumulation of toxins in the blood.
Panchakarma is a preferred method of Ayurvedic treatment that helps in eliminating toxins and
purifying the blood. It consists of Vamana ( Emesis ), Virechana
( Purgation ), Nasya ( Nasal medication ), Vasti ( Enema ), Application of Ointments( Lepanam ),
Intake of Medicated Ghee ( Snehapanam ), Oil Massage ( Abhyangam ), Special medicated
Steam Bath and Dripping of medicated buttermilk with special medicines throughout the body
Ayurvedic treatment requires time which brings about perfect results and after curing, it will not reoccur in life time. As such we need to be patient and have faith in the medications.