Pranayamas For Psoriasis Along With Ayurvedic Treatment

How to treat psoriasis naturally

What Is Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease in which there is the rapid formation of extra skin cells on the surface of the skin, these extra skin cells result in pain, itching, inflammatory reaction leading to the formation of red patches which later gets cover by white silvery scales. Psoriasis can occur on skin, scalp, genitalia, and ears. It can affect any sex and it does not spread by direct contact with the affected person.

Signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms include -pain, itching, inflammation, cracked, dry skin, the formation of red patches covered by white silvery scales, nails become thick and ridged and joints become swollen and painful. Usually, there is no cure but only symptomatic relief is seen with allopath.

Ayurvedic Perspective of Psoriasis

According to Ayurveda, balance in the three energies – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, are required to live a disease-free and healthy life but when the imbalance occurs between these three, the disease occurs. According to Ayurveda, vitiated vata and kapha doshas toxify the masha dhatu and rakhta dhatu, resulting in the development of symptoms of Psoriasis.

According to Ayurveda, Psoriasis is a skin disorder which is categorized into “khustha-Roga” and it resembles “Ek-Khustha” and “Kitba-Khustha”. The word “Ek-Khustha” means that in this the skin becomes fish like without sweating and the word “Kitba-Khustha” means that the affected skin part looks like wound and color changes to grayish-black.

Classical Reference Regarding Psoriasis

It is as follows

(Reference –Charaka samhita / Chikitsa sthana / Kushtha chikitsa / Chapter no. 7 / Shloka no. 7)

MeaningIn this verse, it is explained that excessive consumption of curd, fish, black gram, salt, radish jaggery, milk, sesame, newly harvested grains, and fermented foods result in the development of Psoriasis.

Close eyes and lightly touch your tongue to the roof of the mouth and take a smooth deep breath, hum like a bee. Now feel the vibrations traveling deep inside your body

Pranayamas Helpful in Psoriasis

Pranayamas or Breathing exercises are very beneficial to keep every human-being healthy and disease-free. These exercises can also be adapted by a person to keep him healthy, active, calm and disease-free. These exercises keep the mind fresh and anxiety-free.

Pranayamas useful in Psoriasis are as follow

1. Bhramari pranayama

Close eyes and lightly touch your tongue to the roof of the mouth and take a smooth deep breath, hum like a bee. Now feel the vibrations traveling deep inside your body. The humming generates energy and has special significance. It helps in calming and thoroughly charging the whole body. Maintain the same position for two to three minutes. While doing the breathing exercises, feel the energy generated towards the affected parts of the skin and think about its well-being.

BenefitsBhramari pranayama is very useful to give energy to your skin and body. The main triggering factors of Psoriasis are stress and anxiety. Bhramari pranayama helps to prevent stress, anxiety, flare-ups and is very good for overall health.

2. Deep Breathing Exercise –

Sit comfortably on the floor in the upright posture. Now start inhaling slowly and deeply through your nose and fill your lungs with fresh air, while counting from one to five. Now before exhaling, hold the breath for few seconds and then exhale slowly. Repeat the same process for 10 to 15 minutes.

Benefits – It is very useful to treat stress and anxiety, which are the triggering factors of Psoriasis. Thus this exercise shows good result in managing Psoriasis and reduces its symptoms. This breathing exercise helps to prevent flare-ups and is very good for overall health.

3. Agnisaar Kriya –

Take a deep breath and release the air deeply by pulling the muscles of your stomach inward. Try to pull your stomach in, as close to your back as comfortably you can. Now hold your breath and vigorously move your stomach in and out as many times as possible, before inhaling and exhaling the air to fill up your lungs. Perform this exercise three times daily for good results. This exercise helps to tone the liver and digestive system.

Benefits This exercise is also very useful to treat the triggering factors of Psoriasis which are stress and anxiety. This exercise helps in reducing symptoms of Psoriasis and is good for overall health.

Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal remedy for the treatment of Psoriasis in the form of Psora care pack.

All these herbal remedies are pure, natural and are vegetarian in nature. These are free from any side effect and can be used for a prolonged period of time. These herbal remedies are chemical and preservative-free.

Psora care pack consist of

Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as PSORA Care Pack for ayurvedic and natural treatment of psoriasis.

Psoriasis Treatment in Ayurveda

1. Pitta balance –

Pitta balance capsules help in the management of psoriasis by alleviating excess of pitta in the body because in Psoriasis, our digestive system gets compromised which lead to an increase of pitta dosha leading to the formation of rasa dhatu.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

2. Neem capsules –

Its main ingredient is Neem (Azadirachta indica). These are rich in carbohydrates and fibers. It is very useful to balance the Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas. It is anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic in nature. It boosts up the immune system, is a good blood purifier, is good for skin problems and has anti-oxidant property.

Dosage 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

3. Manjishtha capsules –

These capsules have “Pittahara” property and are useful in pacifying the vitiated pitta and Kapha doshas. It boosts up the immune system by increasing the white blood cells up to 151%, removes toxins from the body due to its ability to penetrate into deeper body tissues and is a good blood purifier. Manjishtha is very helpful in treating Psoriasis.

Dosage 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.

4. Radiant skin, hair, nails formula –

It consists of herbs like – Ghritkumari, Majistha, Pit papada and Chirata. It helps to keep skin, hair and nails healthy. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, rejuvenating property, help to remove toxins from the body, balance the three doshas. It also helps in healing the wound, in supplying oxygen to skin cells, improves blood flow and increases the strength of the skin tissues.

Dosage 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.

5. Jatyadi Tailam –

This is a combination of various herbs like – nimba, patola, manjishtha haridra, jati, katu rohini, and tutha. This oil is very beneficial in chronic psoriasis. It helps in healing of non-healing wounds and deep-seated wounds. It also restores the normal color of the skin and also restores the reduced sensation of the affected area.

6. Recumin Gel –

Recumin gel is a combination of herbs like – Sesame indicum, Cocus nucifera, Jasmine officinalis, Azadirachta indica, Commiphora Mukul and Celastrus paniculatus. It is a patent product by Planet Ayurveda which has shown the great result in case of skin disorders. It has anti-bacterial action and it also improves skin color, complexion, and texture and removes the scaly de-pigmented patches from the body. It promotes early healing of the wounds.

Dosage For external use only (apply twice daily on the affected area, after cleaning the area). Jatyadi Tailam and Recumin Gel can be mixed.

7. Navkarshik churna –

It is a combination of various herbs like – Haritaki, Bahera, Giloye, Daruharidra, Vacha, Amla, Neem, Majistha and Kutaki. It relieves the Vata dosha. Neem, kutaki, majistha purifies the blood, corrects the metabolism of the body and help to remove the toxins from the body. Its component Triphala strengthens the immune system, Daruharidra acts as an anti-inflammatory herb and Giloye act as an immunomodulator helps in improving immunity.

Dosage1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meals

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.

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