Psoriasis When the skin develops scaly patches
“When I undress, I notice skin flaking off.” “The way my skin looks is embarrassing.” “I have red scaly spots on my lower legs.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to the appearance of their skin when suffering from psoriasis.
The skin of those affected is covered with pinpoint-sized to large palm-sized red areas and they most often appear on the knees, elbow or scalp. The skin grows too quickly, resulting in the characteristic thick, white, silvery patching of the skin. The appearance of pinhead-sized depressions in the nails or several subtle dimples on the surface of the nails is also typical.
Psoriasis can be accompanied by inflammation in joints and adjacent soft tissues as well as the eyes and the vascular system.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on psoriasis?
Psoriasis from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, psoriasis starts with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of psoriasis, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) accumulate in the entire body, particularly in the skin, the joints or other inner organs.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s psoriasis complaint varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, psoriasis 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 healing must take place on all levels. In the case of psoriasis, for example, an emphasis on elimination of toxins as well as strengthening of the excretory functions of the liver and digestive organs can be recommended. It is important to bring all natural regulatory principles back into harmony. Nutritional recommendations and helpful exercises, as well as specific herbal mixtures tailored according to your needs, support a health-conscious lifestyle. In this way, your natural self-healing abilities can re-establish smooth skin.