Psoriasis@ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

Psoriasis is a non-contagious common skin condition that causes rapid skin cell reproduction resulting in red, dry patches of thickened skin. The dry flakes and skin scales are thought to result from the rapid buildup of skin cells. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp.

It is a autoimmune disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.

According to Ayurveda, Psoriasis appears due to imbalance of two doshas - Vata (Air) and Pitta (Fire). Vata and Pitta doshas manifest in the skin and cause accumulation of toxins. These toxins accumulate in deep tissues like rasa (nutrient plasma), rakta (blood), mansa (muscles), and lasika (lymphatic). These toxins cause contamination of deeper tissues, leading to Psoriasis.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

  •  Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
  •  Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children)
  •  Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  •  Itching, burning or soreness
  •  Thickened, pitted or ridged nails
  •  Swollen and stiff joints
  •  Emotional distress
  •  Skin pain and inflammation
  •  Bleeding skin patches
  •  Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots of dandruff-like scaling to major eruptions that cover large areas.

Causes of Psoriasis:

Psoriasis can be caused by a variety of reasons. Heredity can be crucial. If one parent is affected, then there is 15% of chances for the child to suffer from psoriasis. If both the parents are affected then the possibility of child getting the psoriasis is 60%.

Classification of Psoriasis

  •  Plaque psoriasis
  •  Guttate psoriasis
  •  Inverse psoriasis
  •  Pustular psoriasis
  •  Psoriatic arthritis
  •  Nail psoriasis
  •  Erythrodermic psoriasis
  •  Psoriatic Arthritis

Ayurvedic Perspective of Psoriasis

Ayurveda considers digestion to be the primary factor in the pathology of disease.

In the case of psoriasis, a compromised digestive system leads to an increase of pitta dosha into rasa dhatu.

Pitta doshais an Ayurveda principle of physiology representing the energy of transformation in the body.

Rasa dhatu is the first tissue created from the process of digestion and is akin to plasma, serum, white blood cells and the lymphatic system.

Causes of vitiation of Doshas

  •  Consuming opposite foods
  •  Controlling natural urges
  •  Exposure to severe climatic conditions
  •  Consuming food that is too salty, too sour and/or too heavy for digestion
  •  Sleeping during the afternoon
  •  Taking bath in cold water immediately after physical exertion
  •  Mental stress

psoriasis Treatment @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

At Dr.GARJE AYURVEDA'S SKIN CLINIC , our treatment primarily focuses on blood purification and balancing the vitiated Doshas. Management of Psoriasis comprises of:

  •  Shodhana chikitsa (Detoxification) through Panchakarma therapies,
  •  Shamana chikitsa through administration of internal medication and external applications
  •  Rasayana chikitsa (immunomodulation) through kayakalpa
  •  Very strict Diet regime
  •  Lifestyle changes
  •  Stress management

  •  PanchaKarma - Detoxification
    The most effective treatment for psoriasis is Panchakarma, a process of cleansing and rejuvenating the body through five actions
    • Vaman – Ayu. Therapeutic Med. Induced emesis Therapy
    • Virechana - Ayu. Therapeutic Med. Induced Purgation Therapy
    • Raktamokshan-Bloodletting therapy
    • Basti – Ayurved Medicinal Enema Therapy
    • Takaradhara - Pouring of medicated butter Milk on forehead is also very effective in the cases of Psoriasis to manage the stress factor & releasing the positive energy to the body
    • Shirodhara -Relieves stress, as it is an important risk factor that can cause psoriasis
  •  Immuno Modulators
    The reason for Psoriasis is also Immunodeficiency, so In Ayurveda we are Offering Immunomodulator Herbs to Enhance The Immunity to conqure Psoriasis Successfully
  •  External Applications
    Herbal Creams , Herbal Shampoos , Herbal Oils are used for the local application to skin its relieves the symptoms
  •  Oral herbs
    Mixture of the herbs as a Body Mask is also effective to relieve externally

Diet & Lifestyle for Psoriasis

  •  Avoid consuming opposite foods
  •  Do not control natural urges like vomiting, urination, bowels, etc
  •  Do not take cold water bath immediately after a heavy workout, traveling, a long walk, etc
  •  Take care not to consume foods which cause indigestion
  •  Absolutely do not eat too much of salty, sour or acidic foods
  •  Avoid sleeping in afternoons