Basic description of the disease
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes cells to develop rapidly on the skin. This overgrowth can lead to thick, scaly plaques that may itch or cause discomfort.
The main symptoms of psoriasis are red, flaky, crusty patches, that may have easily shed, silvery scales covering them. They are also likely to cause an intense itching or burning sensation.
Several different types of psoriasis vary, depending on the appearance of the scales and their location on the body.
Other health problems may develop as a result of psoriasis - while some people think of it as a skin disease, psoriasis can also affect the bones, the muscles, and the metabolic system.
While the cause of psoriasis is still unclear, scientists believe that it is an autoimmune disease.
From the aspect of Ayurveda, Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda starts by detoxification - disposal of toxic material from the body fluids which are accomplished through Panchakarma therapies. Psoriasis majorly occurs due to vitiated pitta in the body. As the liver is the seat of Pitta in Ayurveda & body detoxification organ according to modern science, so the patient is recommended to take some good herbs for liver care & detoxification.
Ayurvedic specialists believe what psoriasis results from unbalanced pitta, vata, and kapha doshas. They think that toxins, stress, and too much of certain foods, like yogurt, seafood, and salty food, also can be to blame.
After an online visit, an Ayurveda practitioner will create a treatment plan based on your symptoms and lifestyle. It may include:
- Various herbal medicated oils & formulations have been prepared for traditional Ayurvedic treatment,
- Blood cleansing using herbs or bloodletting, which involves draining blood from your body,
- Diet changes,
- Ayurvedic herbs as medication,
- Massage therapies – for detoxication and stress relief,
- detoxification of the liver is done through various therapies like Vamana / Virechana which in turn improves the immunity of the body,
- Ayurveda emphasizes the proper rejuvenation, relaxation & toning of the nervous system through various neuro-tonic herbs.
Devastating thoughts and emotions
From a psychological point of view, the cause of psoriasis is a strong feeling of guilt and a desire for self-punishment, followed by great stress and mental strain. Patients with psoriasis often feel disgusted, contempt, hostility. In the subconscious, there is a program of denial against something, and this is reflected on the skin. A psoriasis patient needs to realize that he or she lives in a safe, harmonious, and clean world.
Bathing with Dead Sea salts, in particular, has shown a beneficial effect for treating psoriasis.
Creams made from extracts of the aloe vera plant can be applied to the skin.
Turmeric gel applied twice daily for nine weeks helped improve the size, redness, and thickness.
The sun's ultraviolet B rays can help fight your psoriasis – sit 5 or 10 minutes a day in the sun.
Tea Tree Oil.