Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Ayurvedic Treatment of Autoimmune Skin Disorders - Causes & Symptoms
Autoimmune disease is a medical condition where the body attacks its own cells. Usually, white blood cells secrete antibodies that attack microorganisms and other harmful substances in the body. In autoimmune diseases, the antibodies attack healthy tissues in the body instead of harmful cells. This can affect different parts of the body like the joints, internal organs, and skin. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is a prestigious institution that is involved in the treatment of various allergies and infections. IAFA provides effective treatment for autoimmune disorders that affect the skin and other body parts. Ayurveda explains this spectrum of disorders under Kushta.
Causes of Autoimmune Diseases
The body has several protective techniques to resist autoimmune attacks. Autoimmune diseases can occur when such protective mechanisms are failed. It includes:
- Removal of mature T lymphocytes in the thymus
- Absence or deficiency of T-regulatory cells that suppress immune responses
- Changes in B lymphocytes and their receptors
- Lack of stimulation of T and B lymphocytes
Other risk factors include:
- Genetic factors
- Hormonal changes
- Use of certain drugs.
Ayurvedic Reference of Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Symptoms of Autoimmune Skin Diseases
Major symptoms of autoimmune skin diseases include:
- Scaly patches.
Types of Autoimmune Skin Diseases
Following are the important types of autoimmune skin diseases
- Behcet’s Disease
- Dermatitis Herpetiformis
- Lichen Planus
- Linear IgA Disease
- Lupus of the skin
- Ocular Cicatrical pemphigoid
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Diet Management in Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Do’s (Pathya) in Autoimmune Skin Disorders
- Green gram
- Goose berry
- Include more fruits and vegetables in diet
- Drink warm water
- Take easily digestible food
- Have warm and fresh food always
- Drink adequate water
- Take food only after digestion of previous meal
- Mild to moderate exercise
- Expose to mild sunlight daily at morning and evening
- Positive and stress-free mind
Dont’s (Apathya) in Autoimmune Skin Disorders
- Non-vegetarian diet
- Black gram
- Excessive sweet, salty, spicy and sour food
- Fermented food
- Heavy to digest food
- Old and refrigerated food
- Reheated food
- Taking food before digesting the previous meal
- Day sleep
- Stress and mental tension]
- Lack of personal hygiene
Yoga and Pranayama in Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Various yoga postures help to make the mind and body relaxed. This reduces the intensity of various skin diseases including autoimmune disorders. It helps to increase blood circulation. Following postures will be especially beneficial in fungal infections:
- Supta Baddha Konasana
Pranayama helps to attain relaxation to mind. Pranayama ensures blood flow to all body parts. It helps formation of new cells.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Ayurveda incorporates internal as well as external medicines in the management of autoimmune skin disorders.
Internal Medicines in Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Following medicines can be advised based on type of disease.
- Panchatiktakam Kashaya
- Manjishtadi kashaya
- Nimbadi Kashaya
- Vilwadi Gulika
- Manibhadra Gula
- Avipathi Churna
- Triphala Churna
External Medicines in Autoimmune Skin Disorders
External medicines as listed below can be provided based on stage of disease.
- Triphala Churna
- Nimbadi Churna
- Nalpamaradi Churna
- Tuthadi Tablet
- Rasothamadi Lepa
- Dineshavalyadi Kera
- Vitpala Kera
External Therapies in Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Following procedures help in easy healing of wounds and ulcers.
- Lepa (Medicinal paste)
- Abhyanga (Oil massage)
- Kshalana (Washing)
Purification Therapies in Autoimmune Skin Disorders
- Virechana (Purgation)
- Vamana (Emesis)
- Raktamoksha (Blood-letting)
Single Herbs in the Management of Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Use of the following single herbs can be suggested in different forms as per the condition of the patient.
- Satavari (Asparagus racemosus)
- Haridra (Curcuma longa)
- Kushta (Saussurea lappa)
- Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
- Patola (Tricosanthes dioica)
- Pippali (Piper longum)
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
- Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
- Shastri A, editor. 10th ed. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Amarbharati Prakashan; 2015. Vagbhata, Rasa Ratna Samuchchaya, 20/87 – 93; p. 435-436.
- Acharaya YT, editor. Sushruta. Sushruta Samhita, Nidana Sthana 13/18. Reprint. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Surbharati Prakashan; 2013. P. 320.
- Ashtanga Hrudaya by Vagbhata, Nidanasthana, Kushtaswitrakrimi Nidana (Chapter 14), Sloka 4.
- Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Aspects of Allergies and Fungal Infections, Edition 2021, Bullous Disorders Chapter No. 24, Page No. 146-152.
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)