What is Psoriasis?
It is a chronic skin disease characterized by silvery scales like that of fish, inflammation under the scales and intense itching. At times the itching is so severe that one feels like scratching with a knife. Scales may be dry or moist but skin under them is usually red.
Thumb nail affected and deformed by psoriasis
Highly aggravated form of psoriasis of palms
Spots of psoriasis on elbow and arm
Highly aggravated form of psoriasis of legs and feet
In the beginning, psoritic spots are small and isolated but as they develop, they become large and expand to an extent where they join each other and look like one thick scale several inches wide. When the scales thicken, they may develop cracks which are painful and may also bleed.
Cause of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a horrible looking as well as troublesome skin disease but its cause is a mystery so far. However, one thing is certain that if a disease is present, there has to be a cause as well, whether known or not. In our opinion, it is the result of imbalance of heat and moisture in the body. The person whose pictures have been shown here was treated on this concept. Most people do not agree with it because modern medical science does not believe it.
These pictures were taken in April 2008 before the commencement of treatment and indicate how terrible psoriasis can be. Most of it was cured with homeopathic medicines. Psoriasis may not always aggravate to this level. Such aggravated conditions however, need very careful treatment and management.
Homeopathic Treatment for Psoriasis
The very first and valid questions is, "Is psoriasis curable at all?".
Traditional (allopathic) treatment system has no definite cure for psoriasis whereas homeopathy has good number of medicines to treat psoriasis. With all its horrible look, psoriasis is a stubborn disease and not easy to treat. In few cases it might yield quickly but usually it takes long time for noticeable improvement, depending on how deep seated it is. The person whose pictures have been shown was cured up to about 90% in about two months. Legs, palms, soles and back became nearly normal. These pictures belong to one person taken on the same day before treatment.
Some homeopathic medicines commonly used to treat psoriasis are Arsenicum-album, Arsenicum-iodatum, Borax, Carbolic-acid, Graphite, Hydrocotyle, Kali-bromatum, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Petroleum, Sepia and Sulphur etcetera but every medicines cannot be used by everyone. The choice would need matching of symptoms. Treatment plan must include proper diet precautions or else the cure may take too long.