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Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis ?

Psoriasis is a common skin disease affecting about 1-2% of general population. The word psoriasis is derived from the Greek word "Psora" and "Iasis". Psora means Itch or scale and lasis means condition.Acharya Charak has described the involvement of Vata and Kapha in Ekkushtha.


Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder that affects the skin and nails. It is marked by patches of thick, red skin covered with silvery scales that occur primarily on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp. Although not life-threatening, it can be painful and cause psychological and emotional distress.

Psoriasis develops when the ordinary life cycle of skin cells accelerates. Normally, skin usually die and flake off in weeks but in people with Psoriasis this process happens within days.

This is a chronic condition, where there are periods when it becomes really bad alternating with times when in imporves or goes into remission.

 

What causes Psoriasis ?

Some people's genes have a tendency towards acquiring psoriasis which could be triggered off by injury, throat infection, certain drugs and physical or emotional stress. Although the exact causes are not known, it is widely understood to be a genetic immune disorder.

The view of Ayurveda is that psoriasis is caused by a combination of bad food habits and stress. In order to understand the Psoriasis Ayurvedic treatment, it’s important to also understand the basic tenets of Ayurveda.

The five elements of Ayurveda, that make up the universe and everything in it, are:

  • Prithvi- (earth)
  • Jala (water)
  • Akasha (ether)
  • Agni (fire)
  • Vaayu (air)

The seven primary constituent elements of the human body are:

  • Rasa dhatu (plasma)
  • Rakta dhatu (blood)
  • Asthi dhatu (bone)
  • Majja dhatu (marrow)
  • Mamsa dhatu (flesh)
  • Medha dhatu (fat)
  • Shukra dhatu (semen or female reproductive tissue)

Ayurveda promotes the balance of three elemental energies, or humors:

  • Vata (wind, or air and space)
  • Kapha (phlegm, or fire and water)
  • Pittha (bile, or water and earth)

When these three energies are balanced, the human body is healthy. According to Ayurveda, psoriasis appears when the vata and kapha are corrupted due to various reasons, from diet to toxins in the body. Some causes of this “vitiation of Doshas” include the consumption of opposite foods, suppression of natural urges, exposure to severe climatic conditions, consumption of excessive salty, sour, or heavy food, and mental stress. Other causes include sleeping during the afternoon and taking a bath in cold water after exercising or other physical activities.

bullet   Is it contagious ?

No! Psoriasis is never spread from person to person. It does not even spread from one part of the body to another. It is a peculiar condition where some parts of the skin gets affected.

bullet  Is it serious ?

Although Psoriasis is a chronic, stubborn condition of the skin, it is rarely serious. However, the sore, dry, scaly skin can give it the appearance of a serious disease. It has been reported that around 10% of those affected by Psoriasis also get affected by a condition called Psoriatic Arthritis. This is an affliction of the joints particularly of fingers and toes occassionally in the lumbar joints causing a low backache. Like Psoriasis this form of arthritis can also wax and wane.

What makes psoriasis worse ?

Some things that can make Psoriasis worse are stress and infections. Some medicines can also make it worse. These medicines include lithium and certain high blood pressure medicines, such as beta-blockers abd angiotensin-converting enazyme (ACE) inhibitors, as well as pain relievers like some non-sterodial anti=inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as Ibuprofen. Consult your dermatologist for more details.

bullet  Is there a cure for psoriasis ?

The treatment aspects of Psoriasis according to Ayurveda, aim at the detoxification of the body or elimination of toxins from the body fluids. It is achieved by "Panchakarma" treatments.

A strict diet regime has to be followed during the entire treatment period and it is better to continue as 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.

What are the available treatments for Psoriasis ?

Keeping the skin moisturised is a good first step. Prescription creams, oils, ointments and lotions (called topical medicines) that one can apply on the affected areas are often used. In some countries there are shampoos available for scalp psoriasis. In india ayurvedic oils are used.

In more severe cases, oral medication such as Methotrexate, 6-Thioguanine, are taken in pill form. Sometimes, when it gets extremely serious immunosuppressant drugs may needs to be given. Other treatments include special type of ultraviolet light therapy. Sunlight can also help psoriasis. one shoulf use a sunscreen on the parts of your skin that aren't affected by psoriasis. It's especially important to put sunscreen on the face.

Doctors usually prescribe a combination of the above available treatments depending upon the type and severity of the problem. Whatever the treatment prescribed, it is important to regularly use the medications for as long as the doctor advises.

In order to cure psoriasis, Ayurveda encourages the purification (detoxification) of the body through a healing process called panchakarma.

 

Traditional Ayurveda treatment addresses the

a) Purification of blood.
b) Rejuvenation of the complex systems of the skin, the nervous system in particular.
c) Temperature regulation of the body.
d) Strengthening of the body immunization system, and
e) Psychological stabilization.

 

The net result of the treatment is

a) Blood purification by Snehapanam.
b) Stimulation of hypothalamus by Dhara resulting in temperature regulation of the body.
c) Stabilizing the blood chemistry by ensuring balanced nutritious food, which are more alkaline than acidic.
d) Immunization of the body.
e) Achieve a psychological state of mental well being by application of Yoga, meditation, Reiki, Pranic healing etc.

 

Stages of the Psoriasis Ayurvedic treatment:

  • Lepanam (application of ointments)
  • Pizhichil (full body massage)
  • Avisnanam (medicated steam bath)
  • Snehapanam (taking medicated ghee)
  • Sirovasti (keeping oil on head)
  • Shirodhara(Keeping Oil On Head and Forehead)
  • Abhayangam (oil massage)
  • Batis (enema)
  • Virechanam

What can one do to imporove one's condition ?

The severity of psoriasis may be the subject to and influenced by several factors which can be under your control. Here is a partial lidt of lifestyle and/or dietary changes to consider :

  • Make sure that a 'dermatologist' or a skin specialist jas made the diagnosis that indeed you have psoriasis.
  • Reduce stress level.
  • Whenever possible, expose the Psoriasis affected areas to fresh air and mild sunlight.
  • Do not consume alcohol, or consume very small amounts.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not eat spicy, hot or acidic foods.
  • Rinse the affected skin only in lukewatrm water, sea water or baking soda bath.
  • Do not use synthetic or aggressive soaps which contain harsh ingredients or detergents. Use body wash or soaps with a cucumber, Glycerin or Aloe Vera base. You can also use these soaps to wash your scalp.
  • If you use topical products to control you psoriasis, it is recommended to keep your skin somewhat moist after you have taken you shover or bath.
  • Use medicated oil for your scalp.
  • If you are living close to ocean, try to take regular sea baths, leave your skin somewhat wet and let the salt crystals dry on your skin. Avoid bathing in polluted seas.
  • Regular daily doses of sunlight taken in short exposures are recommended. Avoid a sunburn which may make psoriasis worse.
  • Consider buying a tanning, or sun bathing lamp. Get the type which excludes or filters the damaging UV rays. Be careful not to overdo it and burn yourself.
  • Remember psoriasis cannot be cured, however, it can be asserted by regularly using your medications.
  • Some medications or treatments may have an adverse affects. Remember to discuss your condition with your doctor regularly.
  • Discuss the suggestions above with your doctor before you try them. make sure they will not conflict with your current prescription medications.

How does Psoriasis affect life ?

All types of psoriasis, ranging from mild to severe, can affect a person's quality of life. Living with this lifelong condition can be physically and emotionally challenging.

Itching, soreness, and cracked and bleeding skin are common. Nail psiriasis can be painful. Even the simple act of squeezing a tube of toothpaste can hurt.

Several studies have shown tha people often feel frustrated. In some cases, psoriasis limits activities and makes it difficult to perform job responsibilities. A survey conducted by the National Psoriasis Foundation in 2002 indicates that 26% of people living with moderate to severe psoriasis have been forced to change or discontinue their normal daily activities.

Studies also have shown that stress, anxiety, loneliness, and low se;f-esteem are part of daily life for people living with psoriasis. Embarrassment is another common feeling. What if one extended one's hand to someone and the person recoiled ? How would one feel if one spent most of one's life trying to hide one's skin?

How does one cope with Psoriasis ?

The first thing that one needs to do is 'accept' that one has this skin condition and that it will most probably stay for a long, long time. Acceptance is the first step. Just as a person with diabetes learns to accept that it is a life-long disease so must one with psoriasis accept his or her condition.

Shame, fear and embarrassment happen becuase of lack of proper information. If one gathers as much information as possible from the doctor, books, and the internet, one realises that it is a common condition that affects millions of people globally.

Do not avoid going to parties, family and religious functions. Socialising is a habit that one needs to cultivate. Isolation can lead to bouts of depression and frustration and further aggravate one's condition. Being happy and socially connected does wonders to one's overall outlook towards life.

Talking about it to one's friends and colleagues also helps in becoming confortable with it. Wherever possible, try not to hide it. It will be surprising to learn that most people understand and that they still like you.

Find a hair dresser/salon who understands the problem and has a special method of serving you. Most importantly talk to others suffering from psoriasis. It gives great relief and comfort. One can also exchange ideas, tips, and techniques to better one's condition.

 

Diet and Life Style For The management Of Psoriasis:

The affected patient is also put on a strict diet, called pathyam. Yoga and meditation techniques are also included in the treatment, to reduce stress levels. Herbal treatments are part of the panchakarma process. Herbs include the black nightshade, garlic, jasmine flower, guggul, neem, and turmeric. turiram ti guz

  • Herbs for skin conditions like Neem are very useful in psoriasis as well as conditions like eczema. If Neem is not available consume bottlegourd juice -20-30 ml twice daily.
  • Aloe vera juice is equally good in reducing the symptoms of inflamed skin in psoriasis. It helps to cool down the system and cleanse the blood and get rid of toxins. Aloe vera juice (our Kumari saar) which is full of fibres helps in not only skin problems but also helps to detoxify the whole body. Aloe vera gel can be applied over the psoriasis marks. This is one of the most effective herbal home remedies for psoriasis.
  • Another suitable Cure for Psoriasis can be bathing in seawater regularly. Seawater also helps to relieve itching and pain.
  • Bathing with Epsom salt is a good home remedy to get relief from itching and pain caused by psoriasis. Just add ½ a cup of Epsom salt in bathtub filled with warm water and soak your body in it. This helps a lot in reducing inflammation in the skin due to psoriasis.
  • Living on alkaline diet is recommended in Psoriasis patients. According to Ayurveda, it is an imbalance of fire energy. Consuming food rich in acids or consuming acidic diet is not at all recommended. All fruits ( except citrus fruits) , are recommended. Fresh salads of broccoli, cucumber, carrots, cabbage, radish, onions, turnips are recommended.
  • Try to avoid acidic foods like frozen food, packaged food, refined flour food, sour fruits like lemons. Also avoid yogurt, non-vegetarian diet, alcohol as there are considered hot or acidic in nature. Avoid soft drinks as they contain carbon dioxide, which is another toxin for the body. The lungs in the body are working all the time to throw away carbon dioxide away from the body and by drinking soft drinks we put in more of it inside. So avoid carbonated drinks. Co2 is acidic in nature.
  • Coconut water is good to drink. It is one of the most effective home remedies for psoriasis.
  • Vegetables growing on twines like bottle gourds, zucchini, round gourds, sweet ashgourd are excellent home remedies for psoriasis.
  • Take fresh cabbage leaves and apply them over the affected skin. This is also one of the very effective home remedies for psoriasis.
  • Applying mudpacks can help relief the pain and swelling in the psoriasis patches. It is a very good natural remedy for psoriasis.
  • Give body enough sunlight, vitamen D and E. Drinking buttermilk, Karela (bitter gourd) juice; taking lethicin, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seed are very helpful.
  • Cashew nuts oil can also be applied as it is also an effective natural treatment for psoriasis.
  • Applying olive oil mixed with Soro oil is recommended for massing the patches of psoriasis. This is a wonderful natural treatment for psoriasis.
  • Gentle massage over infected area using Soro/cashew nut oil is recommended; also can use green leafy cabbage for covering infected area
  • Ayurveda does emphasize on effect of stress in Psoriasis, Having psoriasis is, stressful for the patient, as lesions are visible, people may stare and not want to come near. Yoga especially pranayama greatly relieves stress and speeds the process of healing.

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Successfull Treatment Of Psoriasis At Atharva:

It Includes Panchakarma.

1. Detoxification of The Impure Doshas Form The Body By The Unique Ayurveda Panchakarma Treatment Especially,

  • Vamana (Drug Induced Vomiting)
  • Virechana (Drug Induced Purgation)
  • Lepanam (application of ointments)
  • Pizhichil (full body massage)
  • Avisnanam (medicated steam bath)
  • Snehapanam (taking medicated ghee)
  • Sirovasti (keeping oil on head)
  • Shirodhara (Keeping Oil On Head and Forehead)
  • Abhayangam (oil massage)
  • Batis (enema)

with this Panchakarma Treatment The Impurified Doshas Flush out from the Body. See more about this treatment in.. Panchakarma.

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