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Healing touch of Homoeopathy for skin diseases

Yadavindra S Rana | October 12, 2020 04:53 PM

CHANDIGARH:A case study published recently in AYUHOM, the research journalof North-Eastern
Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong found that Homoeopathy can cure various types of
skin diseases. The case study has been done by Sangita Saha, Reader, Department of Organon of
Medicine and Mahakas Mandal, PG Trainee, Department of Practice of Medicine, the Calcutta
Homeopathy Medical College and Hospital along with Koushik Bhar, PG Trainee, National Institute of
Homoeopathy, Kolkata.
Homoeopathy treatment of five patients suffering with five different skin diseases-- Wart,
Herpes Zoster and Molluscan Contagiosum.- given notable results which give a boost to the
conviction of the positive effects of Homoeopathic medicine on such skin disorders.
Skin diseases are numerous and frequently occurring health problem affecting all ages not
only India, but globally also. The Global Burden of Disease project has shown the skin diseases
continue to be the fourth leading cause of non-fatal disease burden world-wide. Experts engaged
with Homoeopathy treatment opine that Homeopathic approach to common viral skin diseases can
be a game changer in offering affordable and effective solutions to a large number of people.
  Skin warts are benign tumours caused by infection of keratinocytes. Herpes Zoster results
from reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (that also causes chickenpox). On the other hand,
Molluscan contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by closely related types of Pox Virus, and is
common with children worldwide, especially in warm climates. It is known that Homoeopathy treats
the patient, not the disease. Thus, the skin manifestations were treated by the means of internal
medication following the principles of Homoeopathy, in these cases. And the results are extremely
encouraging.
After applying the indicated medicines as per the guidelines of Organon of Medicine and in
different phases as per the susceptibility of each individual patient, it has come out that the
medicines were able to not only remove or dissolute the skin lesion efficiently, but also to provide
relief to the associated symptoms of the patient. Not only that, none of the patients complained
about any adverse effect during the treatment.
The case studies can be considered as a pilot project. In the next stage randomised
controlled trials with larger sample size can be taken up so that conclusive evidence on the healing
power of Homoeopathy for viral skin diseases can be generated.

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