A Case Study of Scalp Psoriasis managed with Ayurvedic principles
Keywords:Ekakushtha, Scalp psoriasis, Psoriasis, Kushtha, Shodhana Chikitsa, Vamana Karma, Auto immune diseases
Psoriasis is a persistent, visible skin disorder that has a significant impact on a person's physical and psychological well-being. It is one of the most pressing concerns of social significance. Skin disorders are widespread as a result of a changed lifestyle, lack of physical activity, unsanitary habits, mental stress, and overeating. It is tough to treat because of its high recurrence; it is an auto-immune, non-contagious condition that is extremely difficult to cure, according to modern medicine. According to Ayurveda, all skin disorders are grouped together under the term 'Kushtha'. Despite the fact that the heading is the same for all skin disorders, there is further division and naming of skin diseases based on the doshas involved, which play an important part in determining the disease's treatment path. Scalp psoriasis is clinically similar to Eka Kushtha, which is referenced in the Samhitas. A case study of Scalp Psoriasis managed with Ayurvedic principles Shodhana Chikitsa is presented in this paper. In this study, a 25-year-old male patient with scalp psoriasis was treated, who presented with symptoms of dandruff like flaking, silvery white scales, reddish plaque, and severe itching. Ekakushtha (Scalp psoriasis) was diagnosed, and the patient was treated with both external and internal drugs, including Vaman (therapeutic vomiting) and Shamanachikitsa (palliative treatment). During treatment, the patient noticed a significant reduction in symptoms. In this case study, Vaman karma followed by palliative treatment was found to be a more effective treatment choice for Scalp Psoriasis.
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