Ayurvedic treatment for Vitiligo-leucoderma


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Ayurvedic management of vitiligo begins with a purification process.  Purification methods such as snehana (oleation therapies ), svedana (fomentation or heat therapy), vaman (therapeutic emesis), virechana (therapeutic purgation) and  raktamokshana (therapeutic blood letting) are employed to  “loosen and liquefy Ama (toxins/ undigestive material)” and excess dosha from the various sites of accumulation in the tissue. Exposure to sun rays is also recommended. Apart from the various aushadhis (medicines), ahar (diet) and vihar (lifestyle) regimens are also very important which are listed below:

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Have light meals
  • Include old rice, wheat and green gram in your diet
  • Include gourd family vegetables like bitter-gourd and ridged gourd in your diet
  • Avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages
  • Highly/ strongly- flavoured dishes and condiments also to be avoided
  • Limit intake of sugar, processed/white flour products, denatured cereals like polished rice and pearled barley
  • Avoid vegetable roots and tubers like potato, carrot, colocasia and black gram
  • Avoid consumption of tinned or bottled foods and aquatic animals

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Following Sadvrtta (behavioral and social codes of conduct), bio-purification therapes (panchakarma) and personal hygiene are recommended.
  • Kapalbhati is helpful in the treatment of vitiligo. Because of inhalation and exhalation kapalbhati provides aeration to blood and purifies blood circulation.
  • Tadasana allows tofocus on deep, rhythmic breathing - drawing oxygen into and out of the body releases harmful toxins and keeps vital systems running optimally.
  • Uttanasana - Because forward-bending poses fight against gravity by turning the head toward the ground instead of toward the sky. Blood flows into the face faster, bringing with it oxygen and other helpful nutrients that fight free radicals and encourages skin cell renewal.
  • Utkatasana make the heart beat faster, increasing the circulation of blood flow throughout the body and prompting the skin to sweat out impurities.
  • Viparita Karani - Inversions such as Head-stand and Shoulder-stand increase blood flow to the face amd help eliminating toxins
  • Vrata‑pooja‑patha‑dana (fasting, worship, enchanting the sacred hymens, donation, etc.)
  • Visit to pilgrimage places

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