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Psoriasis Responding to Homeopathy in Two Cases

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that changes the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease.

How does a homeopath determine the properly selected remedy for each individual? There must be a form of differentiation between how the patient responds and reacts to this skin condition and a full case-taking with history.

Mr MN, Age 49.

• Skin — eruption — psoriasis

• Mind — laziness

• Skin — burning — night

• Expectoration — odor — offensive

• Generalities — food and drinks  — meat, aversion

• Generalities  — weakness  — rising

Rep: Ars, merc, carb v, rhus tox, sep, calc, lyc, chin, graph, nit acid

Rx: Ars alb 0/1, 5 drops twice daily for one month, followed by placebo

Excellent Results seen after 4 months

© Dr Muhammed Rafeeque

Mrs. J.

• C/C: Itching eruptions of the skin since 3 years
• Details: Itching eruptions with silvery scales.
• Itching in most of the parts. Aggravated by scratching.
• App: Reduced
• Thirst: Normal
• Bowels: Constipated
• Past history: Had fracture of elbow 5 years back.
• Treatment history: Taken some medicines and steroid creams from the skin specialists.
• Personal history: On repeated interrogation, patient disclosed that husband has insulted her many times. He had extramarital contacts and he never feel anything bad about the same. He had often insulted her in front of public.
•Medicine: Staphy 1 M, one dose every 7 days.

April 4, 2016: CNIO scientists discover a link between psoriasis and general bone loss

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas News: For the first time, researchers have linked psoriasis to the risk of widespread bone loss and describe how the protein IL–17 acts as a 'messenger' between the skin and the bones in paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. IL–17 inhibitors, some of which already on the market, could simultaneously address skin inflammation and associated bone loss. These results recommend monitoring the bone mass of patients with psoriasis to select the most appropriate treatment. The study has potential implications in other autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease.

Skin and Lymphatic System Bastions of Immunity Rosina Sonnenschmidt...

The skin is the chief organ holding together body and soul. The skin breathes, absorbs nutrients, metabolises, and excretes. It is also called the “third kidney” or the “third lung.” Through fever and sweating, it demonstrates the integrity of the immune system. Every chronic illness begins with the skin. If the illness heals from the inside outwards, it can leave the body via the skin.

In the final volume of the now legendary series Organ – Conflict – Healing, Rosina Sonnenschmidt demonstrates the great significance of the skin and lymph system for health. She explains the underlying conflicts of many skin diseases such as herpes of the lip, skin fungus, erysipelas, eczema, psoriasis, shingles, vitiligo, scleroderma, and skin cancer. The deterioration typically found in diseases of the lymphatic system such as a tendency to infection through to malignant lymphomas is also discussed.

Holistic therapy comprises conflict resolution, tips on nutrition and strengthening of the immune system, naturopathic measures such as foot baths, light and colour therapy, as well as a wealth of well-known and also unusual homeopathic remedies such as Elaeis, Polio, Desoxyribonucleicum acidum, and specific gut nosodes.

The example of the skin in particular shows how crucial it is to not just treat an illness locally. A chronic illness is only healed when the skin can once more demonstrate its immune response through fever and sweating.

The Organ-Conflict-Cure Series will be completed over the next two years. In total, there will be 12 volumes (plus an Index for the entire series), each dealing with a particular organ system. 

Allopathic Treatments 

Over time, affected skin can become resistant to treatment, especially when corticosteroids are used. Also, a treatment that works very well in one person may have little effect in another. Thus, doctors commonly use a trial and error approach to find a treatment that works, and they may switch treatments periodically if resistance to adverse reactions occur.

Topical treatments used can palliate mild to moderate psoriasis, i.e. it only suppresses. They are not recommended for long term or continuous use because of a potential increased risk of skin cancer and lymphoma. Excessive use of steroidal ointments can thin the skin and cause white spots, acne, and permanent stretch marks. Abrupt withdrawal of some topical agents, particularly corticosteroids, can cause an aggressive recurrence of the psoriasis, known as REBOUND of the condition.

Light therapy, UVB phototherapy, photo-chemotherapy or PUVA, excimer laser are associated with nausea, headaches, fatigue, burning and itching. Long term treatment is associated with squamous cell and melanoma skin cancers. Pregnancy must be avoided for the majority of these treatments.

The three main traditional systematic treatments are methotrexate, cyelosporine and retinoids which when used for long periods can cause a number of serious side effects, including severe liver damage and decreased production of RBC, WBC and platelets due to bone marrow suppression.

Certain medications are associated with triggering psoriasis, including:

  • Lithium: Used to treat manic depression and other psychiatric disorders. Lithium aggravates psoriasis in about half of those with psoriasis who take it. 
  • Antimalarials: Plaquenil, Quinacrine, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine may cause a flare of psoriasis, usually 2 to 3 weeks after the drug is taken.
    Hydroxychloroquine has the lowest incidence of side effects.

  • Inderal: This high blood pressure medication worsens psoriasis in about 25 to 30 percent of patients with psoriasis who take it. It is not known if all high blood pressure (beta blocker) medications worsen psoriasis, but they may have that potential.

  • Quinidine: This heart medication has been reported to worsen some cases of psoriasis.

  • Indomethacin: This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat arthritis. It has worsened some cases of psoriasis. Other anti-inflammatories usually can be substituted. Indomethacin's negative effects are usually minimal when it is taken properly. Its side effects are usually outweighed by its benefits in psoriatic arthritis. Other triggers Although scientifically unproven, some people with psoriasis suspect that allergies, diet and weather trigger their psoriasis. Strep infection is known to trigger guttate psoriasis.

AHZ 2014/4 - Dermatologie (Psoriasis)

- Heiner Frei: Hautkrankheiten und Polaritätsanalyse
- Rainer Schäferkordt und Susanne Hoffmann: Umfrage zum Thema Falldokumentation
- Roland Baur: Psoriasis vulgaris und atopische Dermatitis - Zwei Kasuistiken
- Philipp Lehrke: Homöopathische Krebsbehandlung - ulzeriertes Basaliom und metastasiertes Melanom

Organ des Zentralvereins Homöopathischer Ärzte über klassische Homöopathie. Die älteste noch erscheinende homöopathische Zeitschrift.

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Thanks for your post on Psoriasis cure.

Thank you dr.

Everyone can always appreciate photographs showing the progress of the case. In four months to see resolution of skin growths, which must have caused both physical and emotional pain, with only energy medicines will encourage others to seek out good homeopathic care.


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