Urtikaria When the skin swells and itches
“I get red, terribly itchy wheals all the time,” “I can’t control myself, I just have to scratch – and then it really starts.”
This or something similar is how sufferers with urticaria or hives experience their agonizing skin reactions.
It starts with pale red to red elevations of the skin, similar to mosquito bites. These become larger, form wheals or redness, and itch intensely – like touching nettles. The wheals can be a few millimeters in diameter or as large as the entire palm of the hand.
They are triggered by a pathological reaction of the skin to food, medication, heat, light, cold, pressure or water – or also to psychological stress. Especially in the chronic form, often no cause can be found.
How does Vedic medicine view urticaria?
Urtikaria from an Ayurvedic point of view
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, urtikaria 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 accumulate everywhere in the body in the case of underweight, in the thyroid gland or in the gastrointestinal tract. Often the metabolism is so disturbed by years of wrong eating habits that not enough food components are assimilated in the small intestine. Or the metabolism is increased in such a way that little fat and muscle mass is accumulated.
But according to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike, and so every case of urticaria is different. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, urtikaria 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
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, an eczema starts with the loss of natural balance.
They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. In the case of urticaria, for example, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins and thus the balancing of the immune 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 lead to the fact that you can live relaxed with the trigger again.