Frontiers of Medicine in Ayurveda Dermatology (Psoriasis)
Dr. Gaurang Joshi, BAMS, India
Tvak (Skin) is just like a mirror reflection and manifesting various type of inner abnormality or diseased condition. In Ayurveda major skin diseases have been classified under the heading of Kustha. It is interesting to note that the number of cases of skin diseases discarded by the modern medical field being incurable when submit to Ayurveda for cure are reported to get considerable relief and in some cases they get completely relief without any recurrence.
Psoriasis (EkKustha) is universal in occurrence which affects about 125 million people worldwide. Psoriasis occurs when the immune system mistakes the skin cells as a pathogen, and sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Ayurvedic combined modality of the treatment has improved local control in many clinical situations & its most profound impact has definitely been on improving the quality of life with the help of Diet style and Stress Management according to Ayurveda.