What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a non contagious skin disease.
According to Ayurveda there are eighteen types of skin disease amongst which kitibh is compared with modern science disease psoriasis.
Kitibh (psoriasis) is a sanipataka disease i.e all three doshas are involved in occurrence of psoriasis. Major aggravating doshas are vata and kapha.
Symptoms of psoriasis
Psoriasis usually presents as a symmetrical plaque on extensor surfaces such as knees and elbows. The lower back, ears ans scalp are also commonly involved.
Psoriasis affects 2% of the population and is characterized by well demarcated, red scaly plaques covered in characteristic silver scale. Skin becomes inflamed and hyperproliferates to about ten times the normal rate.
The onset of disease is in two peaks of ages-
1. age 16-22 is common and associated with positive family history
2. age 55-60 is the late onset of the disease
disturbnces of nail bed may produce thick nails or separation of the nail from nail bed may occur in psoriasis.
Charak mentions the syptoms of psoriasis in the given shloka-
शयावं किनखर स्पर्श परुषं किटिमा स्मृतं || (charaka samhita sholka no 22)
shyawam (blackish brown discoloration of skin)
kinkharsparsha (rough to touch)
parusham (hard on touching)
There are many psoriasis centres and psoriasis clinics for treatment in Delhi. Ayurvedic approach is believed to have positive results in psoriasis treatment in Delhi.
What causes psoriasis?
According to Ayurveda apart from all three doshas (vata-pitta-kapha), twacha , rakta , maans, ambu are the seven matters involved in occurrence of psoriasis. Defect in any of the seven causes psoriasis.
In modern science the condition appears to be polygenic but is also dependent on certain environmental triggers. Exact cause in unknown.
Charaka identifies the following causes of psoriasis-
-intake of contradictory food, heavy and aliphatic drinks
-suppresion of natural urges like flatulence,urine,thirst etc
-exercising after heavy meal in excess heat
-intake of cold water after heavy exercise or exposure to sun .
-intake of food before the earlier taken meal is digested
-excessive intake of sour products
-sleeping at day time
These can be considered as a triggering factor which should be avoided during psoriasis treatment.
Treatment of psoriasis
There are many options for psoriasis treatment in Delhi in various psoriasis centres and psoriasis clinics in Delhi.
Ayurvedic pharmacological treatment and panchakarma works wonder in psoriasis. Which is recorded to be safe with patient satisfaction.
Herbs used for treatment is taken according to vitiated doshas
Leech therapy is also done in some patients.
Pharmacological treatment in psoriasis. Few of them are listed below.
According to modern science treatment is concerned with control rather than cure. Treatment includes topical agents, UVB and PUVA therapy.
Pharmocological treatment comes along with certain side effects.
Patients diagnosed with psoriasis may approach dermatologist. Listed below are few of the dermatologist and Ayurvedic Doctor specialist for psoriasis treatment in Delhi.
Dr chanchal sharma (Ayurvedic Specialist and Panchkarma Specialist)
There are many psoriasis centres and psoriasis clinics in Delhi. Few to mention are-
Aasha Ayurveda Centre
Ayur skin clinic and laser centre
Dermaworld skin and hair clinic
Ayurveda works wonder in many of the diseases where pure herbal products are used with minimal or no side effects. Psoriasis is amongst those where the ayurvedic approach is continuing to have a good success rate. Anything close to mother earth always comes with purity and so does Ayurveda.