MANAGEMENT OF PSORIASIS IN AYURVEDA
Skin represents the inner health and outer beauty of an individual.
Skin is largest organ in the body comprises 16% of body weight.
Skin is one among the sense organ.
ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA:
According to Ayurveda major all skin disorders are caused by following reasons.
Intake of mutually contradictory food and Drinks. [Which are Heavy for digestion and opposite in Nature
Suppression of Natural urges and vomiting.
Doing of physical exercise in excessive heat and after taking very heavy meal.
Intake of uncooked food and intake of food before the previous meal is digested.
Excessive intake of food preparation of freshly harvested Grains, Curd, Fish, Salt & Sour substances.
Performances of Sexual act in the state of indigestion.
Sleep during Day time. [That too immediately after a meal]
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes non- Infectious inflammatory chronic skin condition characterized by Itchy [or] Sore patches of Thick, Red skin with Silvery Scales.
Psoriasis commonly affects the Skin of Elbows, Knees, Scalp, Back, Face, Palms & Feet but they can show up on other parts of your body.
AETIOLOGY / CAUSATIVE FACTORS OF PSORIASIS:
The exact cause of Psoriasis .
A combination of elements of Genetic, Biochemical, Immune pathological and Environmental factors is involved. Stress and drugs are also considered.
Activated Immune System Stimulates
Skin reproduces every 3 to 4 days
Building up of Epidermis & Keratin
1. Epidermis Thickens
2. Blood flow Increases
3. Reddens the Skin
4. Silver - Gray Scales Cover it
COMMON TYPES OF PSORIASIS:
1. Plaque Psoriasis [Most Common form of the Psoriasis]
Lesions are red with dry silvery white scaling which may be obvious only after scratching the surface.
Itchy, Painful and they can Crack & Bleed.
2. Guttate Psoriasis
Commonly seen in children & Adolescence.
Droplet shaped small and scaly lesion.
3. Pustular Psoriasis
Characterized by white pustles surrounded by red skin.
Occurs on any part of the body most often on the Hands or Feet.
SATVA AYUR LINE OF TREATMENT FOR PSORIASIS:
According to Ayurveda
Shamanoushadi [On Medication]
Shodana [Purification through Panchakarma]
Pathya-Apathya [Diet & Regimen]
COMPLICATION OF PSORIASIS:
It involves Joints, give rises to stiffness and pain.
Avoid heavy milk products like Paneer, Cheese, Deep oily fried items, Non-veg, Curd.
Sleeping day time immediately after a meal.
Avoid protein rich food items like peanuts, Cash nut, etc.
Avoid Junk food and Bakery items.
Author: Dr. Gayathri S Kiran,
Satva Ayur Health Centre,
#404, 4th Cross, Jayanagar 7th Block
Near Govt Herige Hospital
OPP NSVK School, Bangalore 560070
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