Skin Disorders – Ayurvedic treatments for skin diseases, especially Eczema
Itching, rashes, acne, allergies and discolouration of the skin is very common today. So are psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, urticaria and other autoimmune disorders. While modern medicine may attribute these skin conditions to various factors, from the Ayurvedic perspective, there is one root cause – imbalance inside the body.
Indeed, improper lifestyle and dietary choices conflict with the basic constitution of the individual; this causes an imbalance in one of the three energies or doshas, vatta, pitta and kapha. So, if you are not sleeping or eating right, the effects will show up on your skin for sure. Even dominance of any one of the doshas can lead to a skin disorder.
Then again, Ayurveda practitioners believe that it is the pitta (heat or digestive element), which, when aggravated, can turn some food into toxins. These toxins get deposited on the internal layers of the skin which manifests as irritation, inflammation or infection.
Therefore, ayurvedic treatment for skin disease is all about a holistic approach to healing the body from the inside out. It relies on purification methods which will remove the toxins from the body. This will bring the doshas into equilibrium and the skin will slowly go back to normal once again!
However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach in Ayurveda. There are different protocols which are customised based on the patient’s skin health, doshic composition, diet, lifestyle and other factors.
Procedures which we follow to cure eczema
At Swaantana, we call on various Ayurvedic therapies like lepam, abhyangam, virechan and vamana in combination with certain internal medicines that are designed to restore balance in the body, mind and spirit so as to promote skin health. These treatments range from applying herbal paste on the affected areas and medicated oil massage to inducing vomiting or medicated purgation by administering herbs and other medicines. The therapies penetrate into the deep layers of the skin and cleanse the toxins to restore normalcy in the body.
Panchakarma – Best preventive method for eczema
By far, the best method to treat or even prevent skin ailments is the Ayurvedic detox program of Panchakarma or the five actions. The Swaantana team will guide you through the complete course of purging, sweating, massaging and detoxifying to flush out the toxins accumulated in the body and cleanse it at the cellular level. Panchakarma for skin diseases is an intensive treatment that supports the immune system and delivers long-term results by eliminating the root cause of the problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Ayurveda cure skin diseases?
Ayurveda is not only curative, but prophylactic in nature – and this extends to skin ailments too. There are different herbs, ointments and medicines, like turmeric, sandalwood, amla, neem, triphala, curd, etc., that can proactively deter the skin irritation. Minor symptoms can be remedied through dietary changes and at-home skin care therapies. A little bit of extra care – like eating foods rich in iron and Vitamin C, avoiding spicy, fried and processed foods, applying coconut/hempseed oil, using aloe vera gel or rose water – can go a long way in keeping skin disorders at bay!