What is Vitiligo
It is a skin related disease also known as "leucoderma", which means white skin. Vitiligo is a common disorder of depigmentation, which occurs due to retarded production of melanin in the skin. It appears as white patches. If left untreated, white patches start expanding and becoming prominent and new patches start developing. Gradually almost whole skin becomes white but there is no formation of scales over them.
There are various views about cause of vitiligo but exact cause is not yet known. It is commonly understood as local disorder of the skin resulting from pigmentary changes. There are different views about it. Our experience with cured cases shows that it is neurogenic in origin, triggered by certain imbalances of heat and moisture in the body and aggravated by certain kinds of food items. Ultraviolet rays are only an aggravating factor, not the cause of vitiligo.
Homeopathy offers effective treatment for vitiligo (leucoderma). For lots of people it is hard to believe that when modern medical science has no cure for vitiligo, how can homeopathy cure it but the fact is that it does cure. Homeopathy has its own philosophy and way of treatment. The system does not look at vitiligo as local disorder limited to the skin, to be treated externally like cuts, wounds or burns. Treatment is based on complete analysis of individual symptoms considering the person as a whole. Medicines chosen after complete case taking according to correct procedure of homeopathy automatically takes care of the underlying cause and cure vitiligo.
Time required for treatment of vitiligo depends on many factors particularly on how much is the spread. While it does get cured, the process of cure takes time. There is no magic medicine that would cure vitiligo in few days or even few weeks. Both the doctor and the sufferer need to be patient. The sufferer would also need to be regular in taking the medicines and exercise strict diet control according to the advice of the doctor. Those who do not wish to do so, may not expect much benefit from the treatment even with good medicines. Permanent cure comes through proper treatment.