SUCCESSFUL AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF PSORIASIS: A CASE SERIES
Dr. Sarita Pradip Gaikwad*
Psoriasis may not be viewed to be just a skin disorder but has wide ramifications affecting various organs. It is also considered as Psychosomatic disorder. Psoriasis is a chronic disease having no permanent cure. It tends to go through cycles, going into remission in between two episodes. Objective: To study the role of Ayurvedic treatment in the treatment of psoriasis. Case study 1: A middle aged male person Civil Engineer by profession was suffering from Psoriasis for last 10 years. He had to leave the job due to frequent episodes of the illness. He tried all types of modern treatment and was frustrated to find no permanent cure. He finally came to Ayurved Research Department, Sassoon hospital, Pune (India). He was admitted and treated for a period of three months and was cured. He was administered Nidan-parivarjan, Deepan-Pachan, Shodhan (Vaman & Basti chikitsa) followed by Rasayan chikitsa. No further episodes for last 5 years. Another case: A retired school teacher aged 77 years was also suffering from Psoriasis for last several years. He was treated by Ayurvedic line of treatment for a period of 2 months and remained asymptomatic for 3 years followed by a fresh episode of the disorder due to his old habit of tobacco consumption. He was asked to leave habit of tobacco-chewing and was given another course of Ayurvedic medicines and was cured with no episode for last 7 years. Conclusion: Ayurved has lot of potential and ability to treat Psoriasis successfully.
Keywords: Psoriasis, Kitibh- Kushta, Pundarika kushtha, Autoimmune disorder.
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