Ayurvedic Solutions for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease characterized by patches of scaly, itchy, and red skin. These red patches can be developed anywhere in the body, mostly on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Psoriasis is not a completely curable disease but Ayurveda helps you to find the best healing for it.
Psoriasis is characterized as an autoimmune disorder, indicating that it arises when the body’s own immune system targets healthy cells, leading to their rapid proliferation. Consequently, there is a failure to shed these surplus skin cells, resulting in the accumulation of skin layers. The accelerated life cycle of cells in individuals with psoriasis leads to the formation of new skin cells within days, as opposed to the usual weeks.
The distinctive symptoms of psoriasis include red, scaly patches, papules, and itching plaques. The severity of skin lesions in psoriasis can vary, ranging from small localized patches to complete coverage of the entire body. Unlike normal skin, where cell replacement occurs every 28 to 30 days, individuals with psoriasis experience a much faster turnover, with skin cells being replaced every 3 to 5 days.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis Through Panchakarma
In the realm of Ayurveda, the Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis is centered on the detoxification of the body, aiming to eliminate toxins from the body fluids. This objective is accomplished through the application of “Panchakarma” treatments. Our specialized Panchakarma treatment for psoriasis in Kerala spans a three-hour daily session for a consecutive 7-day period. The Panchakarma therapy for psoriasis is a comprehensive process involving various steps. Typically, the Panchakarma treatment for psoriasis in Kerala encompasses:
- Abhyanga (Full Body Massage): A 50-60 minute session
- Shirodhara (Oil Dripping Over Forehead): A 30-minute session
- Additional Oil Treatments: Administered as necessary
- Swedana (Steam Bath): Lasting 30-40 minutes
- Consumption of Medicated Ghee: Tailored to the dosha type of psoriasis and the individual, spanning 5 to 7 days
- Detoxification through Vamana (Vomiting) and Virechana (Purgation)
- Application of a Medicinal Paste on the Entire Body
- Medicated Enemas
Along with these treatments, dietary adjustments and lifestyle modifications are recommended. This includes enhancing the strength of the digestive fire by initially introducing a lighter diet and gradually transitioning the patient back to their normal diet. The guidance also extends to lifestyle changes to maximize the benefits of Panchakarma for psoriasis. Our holistic approach aims not only to reduce the symptoms but to address the root cause through personalized and effective Ayurvedic interventions.