Role of Shodhan and Shaman Karma for the management of Psoriasis- A Case Report

  • Dr. Narayan Pandey Department of Agadatantra, National Institute of Ayurveda,Rajasthan, India.
  • Dr. Harish Bhakuni Department of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda,Rajasthan, India.
  • Dr. Vikas Kumar Vikrant Department of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda,Rajasthan, India.
  • Dr. Pooja Verma Department of Agadatantra, National Institute of Ayurveda,Rajasthan, India.
  • Dr. Shankar Gautam Department of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda,Rajasthan, India
Keywords: Ekakustha, Psoriasis, Shamana, Shodhan

Abstract

Introduction: Psoriasis is one of the most common dermatologic diseases affecting up to 1% of the world population. It is characterized by erythematous sharply demarcated papules and rounded plaques, covered by silvery micaceous scale. Psoriasis can be correlated with Ekakushtain Ayurveda. The prevalence of psoriasis is 2-3 percentages where in India, the prevalence of psoriasis varies from 0.44% to 2.88% worldwide.Ayurveda has adapted various kinds of treatment modalities. Generally, for psoriasis, SanshodhanKarma (Purification therapy) and SamshamanaKarma (Pacification) have been used. 

Case Report: In this case study, a patient who had already been diagnosed with psoriasis, with the symptoms of red patches over the trunk region for 2.5 years and minute whitish silvery scaly over the red patches had been treated with Vamana,Virechana procedure along with Shaman Karma with Ayurvedic remedies.

Results: On clinical examinations, he had multiple redness maculo-papular with silvery scaly over the trunk and back with slightly itching sensation along with absence of sweating on affected areas. His problem got aggravated day by day. Then Shodhan Karma (Vamana and Virechana Karma) was started. For which Deepan, Paachan, Snehan Paan followed by Sarvanga Abhyanga Karma has accustomed. Then Vamana Karma, Samsarjhan Kram was done accordingly. Then he had taken some formulations of Ayurvedic medicine. Thus, After the completion of the course of intervention, he got complete relief from all the symptoms.

Conclusion: Psoriasis can be treated significantly by multi-modal Ayurveda treatment like, ShodhanaKarma (purification), ShamanKarma.

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Published
2021-12-30
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Pandey N, Bhakuni H, Vikrant VK, Verma P, Gautam S. Role of Shodhan and Shaman Karma for the management of Psoriasis- A Case Report. IJATM [Internet]. 2021Dec.30 [cited 2022May27];3(5):35-1. Available from: https://ijatm.org/index.php/ijatm/article/view/123
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