Is Integrative Dermatology the Future of Psoriasis Treatment?
Psoriasis is one disease that is considered difficult to treat according to Ayurveda and impossible to treat in modern science. Patient suffers a lot due to psoriasis since the treatment is time consuming and unsatisfactory and results are mediocre at best. Psoriasis is a seasonal disorder in the beginning with disease aggravation only during winters however, as the disease progresses and time advances, the disease achieves stability and loses its cyclical pattern i.e. is constant with no low phases. With the further passage of time, a disease that started off as silvery plaques eventually enters into nails leading to pitting of nails and then goes on to involve small joints of the hand and toes leading to Psoriatic arthritis which is often very painful and disturbing. Patient finds stiffness of joints on waking up that gradually reduces as the day advances.
Psoriasis is triggered due to unstable immunity and hence in modern medicine this disease is attacked using steroidal applications and immunosuppressants such as methotrexate. However, long term use of these medicines is not safe and can eventually lead immunity suppression that can invite other diseases such as fungal infections and diseases that are often normally countered by our body’s immunity. Methotrexate can lead to liver toxicity if taken for a long duration.
After 25 years of expertise, Kayakalp Global has developed integrated treatment plan that combines ayurvedic and modern science with low doses of allopathic medicine for short duration to achieve results holistically. We believe in attacking the disease from inside and not just externally. Internal herbal medicines act to improve immunity and cure the root causes of the disease whereas external applications regulate cell division that is accelerated in psoriasis.
In mild to moderate case, psoriasis specialist in India, Dr. Dhawan believes, ayurvedic preparations should be used to achieve efficacious results however, in severe cases, psoriasis specialist in Delhi NCR at Kayakalp believe that integration is the future of psoriasis treatment.
Finally, we have observed that patients often unsatisfied with their dermatologists jump from one treatment to another only to find that the disease has progressed to the joints hence early adoption of integrative medicine that combines Ayurveda and allopathic sciences is crucial for patients wanting relief from psoriasis. Herbs such as Haldi and Shlaki are anti-inflammatory and work to control painful joints in psoriatic arthritis.
- Dr. Samyak Dhawan