Allergic dermatosis When the skin resists
“My skin itches like crazy”, “It’s red and swollen”, “I have no idea where it comes from”.
This or something similar is how sufferers of skin allergies experience their agonizing skin symptoms.
They are triggered by an exaggerated reaction of the body’s own immune system. The body triggers a false alarm against what are actually harmless proteins from the environment or from food and releases more of the body’s own substances such as histamine.
On the skin, the allergy manifests itself as scaling, redness, swelling and – usually the worst for those affected – severe itching. This reaction is always quite similar, no matter what the trigger is.
How does Vedic medicine view allergic skin diseases?
Allergic dermatosis from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, allergic dermatosis starts with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues and toxins, called “Ama” in Ayurveda, are constantly produced – due to our way of life – which, in the case of all allergies, accumulate everywhere in the body and upset the immune system. The skin and the excretory functions of internal organs are particularly affected.
But according to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike and so every skin allergy is different. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, allergic dermatosis is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, in the case of skin allergies, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins or the balancing of the digestive system. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Dietary recommendations, helpful exercises as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can lead the immune system back to normal function.