Homeopathy Treatment for Psoriasis

Homeopathic Treatment for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a long-standing autoimmune disease, a skin disease where the body attacks its very own immune cells which are characterized by the patches of abnormal skin anywhere on the body. These skin patches range from small, medium to large-sized patches which are typically red, itchy, and scaly.

Incidence: Approximately 1% to 2 % of the general population suffers from psoriasis. Males and females are equally affected by it. The disease can get triggered at any age, but it is commonly noticed affecting the middle-aged population.Psoriasis predominantly affects the skin, but other body parts, such as the nails, scalp, joints, and private parts, may also get affected. Psoriasis usually gets worse in the winter season; hence laymen often call it a winter disease.

The disease presents itself with ugly looking lesions which may become a reason for the embarrassment in individuals suffering from it. Individuals suffering from extensive lesions may become introverts and avoid going into crowds. They may ultimately avoid socializing and restrict themselves to their homes which further may lead to depression. In such cases, counseling plays a major and crucial role which can explain to them that the disease they are suffering from is not contagious and that it is safe to shake hands and mix up with their near and dear ones. This will help them regain their confidence and live a normal life.

How Homeopathy can help in curing Psoriasis ?

Homeopathy is suggested to be used as the first choice for treatment for psoriasis. Psoriasis is not just a skin disease, but it results from the faulty functioning of the immune system. Certain genetic predisposition makes one prone to psoriasis. The disease is deeply seated and hence it needs a systematic and well-planned treatment. Homeopathy has the potential to stimulate the body’s natural healing capacity and restore the disturbed immune system. Homeopathic medicines address and work at the root cause of the ailment and restore the deviated immunity to normal.

Scope & Duration of Treatment for Psoriasis

  • One should think of homeopathy as the first line of treatment when psoriasis is recently detected and the patches are mild.
  • The treatment time varies from case to case.
  • One should immediately start homeopathic treatment to reduce the treatment time and prevent the risk of further complications of the disease.
  • Types of psoriasis where the scalp, joints, and nails are involved need much more time compared to the other varieties of psoriasis.
  • When one suffers from extensive psoriasis (where more than 50% of the body is involved), lesions take much longer time to heal as compared to that in the mild cases. The history of medication is also an important factor, which needs to be considered during the case-taking procedure and plays a significant role in the duration of the treatment.
  • The patient’s general health with regards to his/her overall immunity also plays a major role in determining the recovery from psoriasis. Underlying autoimmune disease, such as thyroid disorders and ailments, diabetes or systemic illnesses, such as hypertension, may also affect the recovery time. A significant recovery may be found in the initial 8 to 10 weeks of the treatment.
  • The longer you take the steroids or any other immune suppressants; the treatment time lengthens as the disease becomes more complex.