What is Psoriasis


Psoriasis is immune mediated (Auto Immune) disease affecting skin with raised, red or purple patches developing on the skin. Often these patches have scaly formation on it.

Though it can appear on any location of the body, it commonly affects skin of elbow, nails, Genitals, knee, scalp.

It is a chronic disease and can be described as कषटससधय(difficult to cure).

 

The course of disease involves two phases –

  • Phase of Aggravation – In which disease is flared due to some triggering factor
  • Phase of Remission – In which disease symptoms subsides to greater extent

 

What happen to skin in Psoriasis?

Immune system cells like T cells are involved in the development of Psoriasis.

These immune cells are meant to destroy the foreign substances like bacteria and viruses. But in Psoriasis, the ability of Immune cells to identify the body’s own cells and foreign substances is disturbed. Thus, they mistakenly attack healthy skin cells perceiving them to be foreign cells.

This causes inflammation of the skin with red or purple raised patch over affected skin.

In the affected area of skin, body produces new skin cells faster in response to destruction done by own immune cells. This mechanism is responsible for scaling formation in the disease of psoriasis.

Newly formed excess skin cells in turn stimulate production of more immune cell owing to being misidentified as excess foreign substances

Ayurvedic Perspective

The majorly affected dosha in Psoriasis are Vata and Kapha.

In Psoriasis (कुष्ट रोग), following are the few factors which are responsible for disturbing Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas, through production of excess Toxins and low quality or imperfect body tissues (Dhatu – धातु) like Ras (रस) – Plasma, Rakta (रक्त) – Blood, Mamsa (मांस) – Muscle

  • Incompatible food habits (विरुद्ध आहार – Virrudha Aahar)
  • Eating food against one’s constitution (प्रकृति विरुद्ध आहार – Prakruti Virrudha Aahar)
  • Emotional factors like fear, anger, agitation etc
  • Long daytime sleeping
  • Frequently taking unctuous and heavy food items.
  • Frequent suppression of natural urges like Vomiting, Sleep, Urine, Stool etc. (वेगवरोध – Vegavrodh)
  • Intense physical exertion immediately after eating a full meal.
  • Eating too frequently, before the previous meal is digested or during indigestion.
  • Frequently being exposed to cold water immediately after intense exertion or exercise.

A person suffering from Psoriasis is prone to get suffer from other systemic disease like Type 2 Diabetes, Arthritis (Psoriasis Arthritis), High blood pressure, Cardiovascular disease

Psoriasis Treatment:

We have successfully treated the patients of Psoriasis. At Maharshi Atreya Health Centre (Ayurvedic Panchakarma Hospital and Ayurvedic Clinic) we follow a comprehensive approach towards the treatment of Psoriasis.

Avoidance / Removal of Causative factor.

After प्रकृति परिक्षण (Detailed consultation / history taking) we can identify the cause of Psoriasis and we give advice accordingly to avoid such causative factors.

 

Panchakarma Treatment

Panchakarma therapy is a combination of five procedures, which detoxify the body and balance the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).

You can take the Panchakarma therapy in-house at our Ayurvedic Health Centre at Undera, Vadodara.

Alternatively, you can also take the Panchakarma therapy on OPD Basis (without lodging and boarding) at our Ayurvedic Panchakarma Clinic at Race Course Circle, Vadodara.

 

Ayurvedic Herbs

We give specific Ayurvedic Herbs for the treatment of aggravated Dosha (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and for improper digestion (मंदाग्नि). Treatment also includes external application lotions prepared from specific herbs to pacify inflammation.

Ayurvedic medicines used at MAHC are made in a GMP certified Pharmacy. GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards.

We follow global standards of packaging. Our medicines are always safely and hygienically packed, using the latest high-barrier packaging techniques.

Upon completion of Panchakarma Rejuvenation therapy, you can get Ayurvedic herbal remedies from our Panchakarma Clinic at Vadodara (Race Course Circle).

 

Ayurvedic Diet

The Ayurvedic Diet is an important factor in the prevention and treatment of Psoriasis. At our Ayurvedic Panchakarma centre at Undera, we serve psoriasis diet prepared according to your constitution helps in detoxification and balancing of the three doshas.

One should follow dietary guidelines prescribed by Doctor after through consultation.
Avoid Incompatible food items (विरुद्ध आहार)