Psoriasis-a Homeopathic perspective

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Dr. Sonia Paul

Posted By : Dr. Sonia Paul - DHMS BHMS(GD)

Posted On : Oct 19, 2007 (Views : 6412)

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Psoriasis can be a nuisance or a nightmare. Homeopathy can help smooth your skin.


It may be hard to think of your skin as an organ. Unlike your heart, kidneys, lungs and other vital organs, your skin is out there for the entire world to see. It is, in fact, the body's largest organ and serves many functions: It regulates body temperature, helps conserve fluids, and converts sunlight into vitamin D. Many of us take our skin for granted until there's a problem. Then we discover how difficult it can be to clear up skin troubles.


Psoriasis is a chronic scaling disease of the skin. It may range from just a few spots anywhere on the body to large areas of involvement. It is not contagious or spread able from one part of the body to another or from one person to another. There is no blood test for psoriasis. The diagnosis is made by observation and examination of the skin. Psoriasis is not caused by allergies, infections, dietary deficiencies or excesses, or nervous tension.


Psoriasis appears in well-defined patches. These patches, often found on the scalp, knees, elbows and lower back, are red and dry with a silvery scale. The cause of psoriasis is not clearly understood. It sems to be genetic, and it can signify serious illness, such as psoriatic athritis.

                                                                       

In the Repertory (a homeopathic reference tool), there are no less than 100 remedies listed as having beneficial effect in the treatment of individuals suffering with a persistent chronic skin eruption named psoriasis.

The question probably comes to mind that if there are so many choices how is it possible to treat this condition accurately and effectively? The answer, which may surprise you, is that homeopaths do not treat psoriasis or any other disease for that matter.


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