Researches have evidently proved that psoriatic patients experienced a momentous improvement in their disease manifestation as well as the quality of their lives after taking Homeopathic treatment.
Psoriasis, an auto-immune inflammatory disorder primarily affecting the skin has been classified into basic five types as plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic. The disease is marked by silvery white scaly patches appearing in the epidermal layer of the skin. Lesions commonly appear in the skin above the elbow and knees but may appear anywhere on the body. It is a chronic disorder marked with a tendency to recur at regular period of intervals.
Causes of psoriasis are stiff unknown but in many cases there have been evidences of genetic predispositions. However, there are many triggers which are known to aggravate the prevailing psoriatic conditions thereby making it a challenging condition to be treated.
Major stressor causes include:
- Cold Climatic Condition
- Discontinuing certain medicines like corticosteroids
Flaring up of the disease can be brought about by injury to the skin known as Koebner Phenomena. Psoriasis may affect the joint and cause severe forms of arthropathies known as psoriatic arthropathy or psoriatic arthritis.
Homeopathy believes that psoriasis is an immune mediated condition brought about by faulty signals sent in the body's immune system. Therefore, Homeopathy works to stabilize the anomalous immune system. Homeopathic medicines arouse the body's own healing abilities by restoring the balance of the immune system and decreasing the person's susceptibility towards a trigger agent that aggravates the disease.
The duration of Homeopathic treatment varies from case to case depending on the following factors:
- Time duration of psoriatic affection
- Parts of the body affected
- Extent of spread of the lesions
- Any previous medications taken like steroids
- General health and associated diseases
Homeopathic treatment of psoriasis has been very controversial amongst the people taking treatment for it as the immediate change observed by them after the Homeopathic medicine has been given for the first time, is diverse in different patients. Some experience a slight amelioration; some report no change whereas some report a bad flaring up of the complaints. Most of patients of psoriasis usually observe ameliorating results in about 1-2 months of Homoeopathic treatment and complete relief maybe observed in about 1 to 2 years.
The Homeopathic response can be illustrated through various cases treated with Homeopathy:
A 58 year old widow suffered from extensive psoriasis affecting her scalp, face, chest and both hands along with rheumatic complaints of the joints especially the wrist and ankles marked with great rigidity and swelling. Her history revealed that it was 4 years ago that she had lost her husband and she had a tendency to brood over the past unpleasant situations with lot of weeping. She had two sons one of whom was an earning member and the other studying. The family suffered from great financial difficulties as the earning son lived separately not caring for her mother or his family.
Homeopathic Remedy given: Medo 1000 2 doses (to be taken 12 hours apart) were given.
After 3 weeks: Aggravation of joint pains for few days. Sep 200 3 doses were given. One dose taken daily at bedtime for 3 days.
After 10 days: Some improvement in stiffness at the joints noticed whereas skin lesions healed up. Kali Sulph 6X, 5 tablets to be taken thrice a day with Sep 10M 2 doses to be taken 12 hours apart.
Skin and Rheumatic complaints improved within a month. Patient has had no relapse of both the complaints.
- Weeping while narrating her illness
- Despair of recovery
- Mortification ailments from
- Worse wet weather
Psoriasis is known to be a psychosomatic disorder having its root cause to be an internal ailment. Hence, its complete cure necessarily needs a remedial influence which can essentially eradicate the malady from its root. Homeopathy is one such system of medicine which believes in stimulating the immune system to eliminate the cause and thus, effectively treat the disease.