Homeopathic Treatment for Psoriasis
Description: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition of the skin which causes the skin cells to multiply faster than normal. The skin is made up of 3 layers, the outermost layer “Epidermis” has 5 sub layers. The skin cells of the Epidermis layer keep wearing out and keep getting replaced with new skin cells within an average 28-day cycle. This skin cell cycle slows down with age can take up to 60–90 days as we get to our 60’s. But for people with a psoriasis condition, the life cycle of the skin cells is shortened to a few days which does not give enough time for the old skin cells to wear off as per its normal cycle. This rapid buildup of skin cells leads to scaling on the skin typically around the joints.
Symptoms: Psoriasis is a multisystem disorder and the symptoms vary from person to person depending on the severity. The flare up could be small flakes on the scalp or elbows or other areas or all over the body. Refer to some of the common symptoms:
- Raised, inflamed, red patches of skin covered with silver scales
- Dry, cracked skin which could itch or bleed
- Soreness, irritation, itch & sensation of burn around the patches
- Thick & discolored nails
- Stiffness or swelling and pain in the joints (Psoriatic Arthritis)
Causes and Triggers: Psoriasis is caused due to a chronic autoimmune condition of the skin or due to family history. Psoriasis is not contagious. While the specific causes remain unknown, some common triggers are listed below:
- Skin or throat infections
- Injury, cuts, insect bites or sun burn
- Extreme weather conditions, cold or dry
- Mental or emotional stress
- Excessive alcohol use
- Medications, anti-malarial & blood pressure
How does Homeopathy Help?
Homeopathic treatment targets the root cause of psoriasis. It works on normalizing the skin cell reproduction cycle which reducing the flaking and inflammation. Over a period of time homeopathic treatment enables the body to self-heal and balances the immune system. Homeopathy is safe and has no side effects. Homeopathy takes into account the individual’s disposition to several factors which could act as a trigger. Homeopathic treatment supports your immune system to protect you from infections to the cracked skin. It is important to share the precise causes and triggers for our experts to personalize the homeopathic medication to suit your needs. Homeopathic medication be taken along with other prescribed medicines as they don’t interfere with the conventional medicine. Achieve Holistic Wellness strongly recommends not to self-medicate.