No special blood tests or other diagnostic tool exists for psoriasis.
The diagnosis is generally determined through examination of the skin by a physician or other health care provider.
The name psoriasis is from the Greek language, meaning roughly “itching condition” (psora “itch” + -sis “action, condition”).
According to modern science Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear on any location.
In Ayurveda all skin diseases are named under ‘Kusta’. The literal meaning of kusta is that which changes the normal skin to abnormal state.
The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, but it is believed that a combination of several factors contributes to the development of this disease.
In ayurveda there are specific causative factors which will responsible for the initiation of skin disease.
Pathogenesis according to ayurveda:
Accumulation of causative factors by the improper food habits, consumption of incompatible food, causing harm to good people, Killing any living being, Stealing, by doing bad things, deeds done in past life etc…
Vitiation of Doshas takes place and the aggravated doshas starts circulating all over the body through sira’s or channels
Then these vitiates Twacha, Lasika, Rakta, Mamsa dhatu’s making them weak.
Then it pulls out theses producing discolouration in skin is called kusta.