Skin heal’s Ayurvedic Psoriasis Treatment
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease affecting the skin and joints. When it affects the skin it commonly appears as red scaly elevated patches called plaques. Psoriasis plaques frequently occur on the elbows and knees but can affect any area of skin including the scalp and genital area. Psoriasis can vary in severity, from minor localized patches to extensive or even complete skin coverage. Fingernails and toenails are often affected. This is called psoriatic nail dystrophy.
Psoriasis can also cause inflammation of the joints. This is known as psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint but is most common in the joints of the fingers and toes. This can result in a sausage-shaped swelling of the fingers and toes known as dactylitis. Psoriatic arthritis can also affect the hips, knees, and spine. This is known as spondylitis.
Psoriasis affects both sexes equally, occurs at all ages. Several factors are thought to aggravate psoriasis. These include stress and excessive alcohol consumption. Individuals with psoriasis may also suffer from depression and loss of self-esteem. As such, quality of life is an important factor in evaluating the severity of the disease.
Skin Heal treats psoriasis through applying principles of Ayurveda.
Coming to the treatment aspects of Psoriasis according to Ayurveda, it aims at the detoxification of the body or elimination of toxins from the body fluids. It is achieved by “Panchakarma” treatments.
Skin heal’s ayurvedic psoriasis treatment includes internal and external medications purely of plant origin.
Ayurvedic Herbs in the Treatment of Psoriasis:
- Guggul is an Ayurvedic herb from a resin of a small tree, which grows in northwestern India, its useful in treating psoriasis. It has anti-inflammatory and lipid-lowering actions help remove fat, excess fluids from the body and penetrate deep into the tissues. It is an effective Kapha- and Vata-pacifying supplement. Kaishore guggul is a useful remedy for psoriasis.
- Neem is one among the best blood purifier and detoxifier known to Ayurveda. It enhances the immune system and neem oil is an antiseptic in itself. Leaf extracts are used in antiseptics and can be effectively used in treating psoriasis. It destroys fungus and bacteria and is best for almost all kinds of skin diseases including redness of skin and itching.
- Turmeric – the spice has a long history in Ayurveda, and is a primary component for cooking. The powdered form can be used with food, or is available as capsules as a dietary supplement. Due to the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, it relieves the pain, swelling and inflammation associated with psoriasis, arthritis, etc.
Skin heal’s treatment procedure for psoriasis
Psoriasis is generally treated in steps based on the severity of the disease, size of the areas involved, type of psoriasis, and the patient’s response to initial treatments. This is sometimes called the “1-2-3” approach.
Step 1: medicines are applied to the skin . Topical medications are creams, salves and ointments which have ingredients in them designed to soften the psoriasis plaques, thin them out, and in some cases slow down the skin growth response. Most of psoriasis medications have Herbs in them, which are known to help soften and heal skin problems.
Step 2: uses ultraviolet light treatments (phototherapy).
Step 3: involves taking medicines by mouth or injection that treat the whole immune system (called systemic therapy).
Diet for Psoriasis Patients:
A strict diet regime has to be followed during the entire treatment period and it is better to continue as a vegetarian. Yogurt, black gram, chilies, and salted thing have to be restricted. It is better to avoid refrigerated/chilled foods. Psoriatic must keep a state of mental calmness.