Homeopathic Treatment for Vitiligo
Description: Vitiligo is a skin disease which leads to discoloration of the skin. The exact cause is still unknown, but it assumed to be an autoimmune skin disease. The color of our skin and hair depends on the levels of melanin (a natural skin pigment). The higher amount of melanin produced by the cells the darker the skin & hair color. Vitiligo is a condition when these skin cells that produce melanin die or stop to function. It starts forming small white patches or discoloration of the skin and could spread on large areas of the body with time. This is not a contagious disease.
Symptoms: Depending on the type and stage the discoloration occurs in small patches, spreading to larger areas on the skin.
- Loss of skin color, starting on hands & face
- Untimely whitening of hair on scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes or beard
- Loss of skin color inside the mouth and nose
Causes and Triggers: As mentioned in the description the exact cause of Vitiligo is unknown, but it is believed to be a disorder of the immune system, which could be hereditary or in some cases triggers by a psychological stressful event. Severe sunburn or skin trauma due to exposure to certain strong chemicals could also cause Vitiligo.
How does Homeopathy Help?
Homoeopathic medicines target the root cause of Vitiligo and works on revitalizing the malfunctioning of the melanin cells. It stops further destruction of the skin pigment cells. Homeopathic treatment could also reverse the skin damage to a great extent, depending on the severity. It enables the body to self-heal by supporting the immune system in recognizing the body cells as normal and not attacking them. 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.