Psoriasis Case Study – 1

Patient Raghuram V, aged 37, visited my clinic on 25/12/2013 for a consultation. As he was earlier diagnosed with Psoriasis, he was seeking treatment for his Psoriasis.

Four years back he started to notice that the thickening and mild discoloration of the skin around his left knee joint. Initially, he ignored it thinking may subside, but as the days passed on, the itching gradually started. When he used to itch, the skin used to come out in small flakes. This made him worry as the itching also was increasing. Then he visited a nearby doctor and was prescribed some oral medication and external application. This helped him to subside his symptoms and he was happy then.

In the same year, during the winter it started reappearing back and again he consulted the same doctor but this time it didn’t help him much. The worst part was that the similar patch started on the right knee joint as well. Then he visited a well-known dermatologist and there his condition was diagnosed as Psoriasis. He started the medications prescribed by the dermatologist, but it took almost 6 months for him to free from patches and itching.

The following year,  the patches reappeared with more severity and started spreading to both of his elbows and it started in the scalp as well. Then he approached many other dermatologists but there were no much changes seen in his condition. As he was informed that Psoriasis cannot be curable with Modern Medicine, he consulted homeopathy and others by the advice of his friends and family. He took medication prescribed by them and still the symptoms were not reduced as such.

He was getting depressed day by day as the symptoms were increasing gradually and he had stopped all medications for about one year before he visited me.

Today he is a Changed Man. Happy, Satisfied and Positive.

You can see the visible changes on his skin during treatment.

Photos were taken during the first visit 

Photos were taken 30 days of treatment

Photos were taken 60 days of treatment

Photos were taken 90 days of treatment

Raghuram was treated with Ayurvedic psoriasis treatment in the following steps:

1st Step:

  • Understanding the root cause of the problem rather than understanding symptomatically.

Every disease which is gets manifested in the body has the definite reasons to get expresses. In ayurveda the disease gets manifested through change in the quantity of the doshas. The doshas gets either aggravated or decreased due to various reasons like food, climate, lifestyle, mental status etc…The impairment in these doshas leads to the initiation of the diseases. This do not happen suddenly but takes long time as doshas has to get accumulated and produce the disease. The first step of the treatment always will be the identifying the factors which are responsible for the initiation of the disease and correcting them.

2nd protocol:

  • Correcting food habits and lifestyle.

Food and lifestyle are the major factors which are responsible for the maintenance of the health  of a person. Indulging in wrong food habits, untimely food, eating junk, consuming food with out considering the appetite etc… will lead to accumulation of doshas in the body. If a person continues these habits for long time they will gradually vitiate or derange the doshas and produce the disease. The correction of the food habits and lifestyle are most important step in treatment especially in psoriasis. Right diet and lifestyle contributes 80% of the treatment. 

3rd protocol:

  • Eliminating the toxins accumulated in the body.

By not following the dietary rules the doshas get aggravates in the body along with seasonal changes and lifestyle leading to the diseases. The aggravated doshas which has to be removed to bring the balance in doshas. The expulsion of doshas can be done through purificatory procedures will help medicines to act efficiently. 

4th Step:

  • Correcting the imbalances through medication.

Internal and external medications will help to normalize the doshas so that the disease can get subsided. The Ayurvedic medications includes various decoctional preparation, tablets, herbal jams (lehyams), medicated oils, medicated ghee’s, herbal powders etc…The medications will change according to state and stage of the disease and patient. Medications helps stop the pathogenesis and helps to cure the disease.

5th Step:

  • Preventive medications to prevent the reoccurrence.

Psoriasis is notorious for its reoccurrence. Many psoriatic patients experience the relapse of psoriasis when ever they come in contact with triggers. The preventive medications which strengthens the body tissues and immune system to prevent the reoccurrence. Prevention of psoriasis is not only through medications it also involves the  right diet and lifestyle to avoid triggers.

What patient said after the treatment:

I was suffering from scalp psoriasis for four years and was taking various medication in allopathy homeopathy, they either didn’t work or the results didn’t last very long. It’s really getting difficult for me to get out of the house because of itching and scaling. It was gradually started visibly in forehead also. I was frustrated. When I was searching for the cure I heard about Dr. Chaithanya. I met the doctor and started treatments, Within a week the scaling reduced a lot and itching also reduced. Then I was on internal medication and diet. It took almost 4 months for the complete disappearance of symptoms. I still follow the restrictions advised by the doctor. my psoriasis has been cleared for more than a year now, really happy.”

Raghuram V,

37/Male, Bangalore

  • “Results may vary from person to person.”

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