Skin - the largest body organ - with a surface area of about 22 square feet, is far more than a protective barrier. Our skin serves to excrete metabolic waste products, regulates temperature, and acts as receptors for pain and pressure. The health and appearance of your skin correlates with the lifestyle and dietary habits that you choose. The most common types of skin diseases Dr. Jasna's Ayurveda clinic specialize are:
The immune system attacks healthy skin by mistake and the entire life cycle of skin cells takes only 3-4 days. As a result, dead skin builds up rapidly, forming thick silvery scales which are red and itchy.
Caused by the aggression of yeast - Pityrosporum ovale - which lives on our skin. Dandruff-like flaky, itchy rashes on our scalp and face results.
Itching, redness, blisters, and scaling develop after touching on an allergic cause. Dish wash items, detergents, and chemicals are common culprits.
Urticaria or Hives
Urticaria or Hives are groups of raised, red itchy swellings that appear and disappear. A reaction to food, food additives, medicines, insects, parasites is identified as causes of hives.
Occurs when melanin (a pigment that gives your skin its normal color) is destroyed by the attack of our own immune system. The involved skin then becomes white.
Skin pores become clogged if there are too much sebum and too many dead skin cells. Bacteria can then get trapped inside the pores and cause acne.
Dr. Jasna's Ayurveda Therapies
According to Ayurveda, the common factor of all skin conditions is the impurity or imbalance of Rakta (Blood tissue). Incompatible food, indigestion, excessive and regular intake of fishes, milk, sour & salty foods, yogurt, horse gram, radishes, shellfishes, jaggery, oily foods are described as causes of Rakta imbalance. Calc Sulf, Apis Mel, Sulphur, Graphites, Petroleum, Kali Sulph, Mezerium are very effective Homeo remedies for skin conditions. Unani herbs like, Ushaba, Chopchini, Unaab, Shahtra are equally good. Traditional Complementary & Alternative Medicine give a clinically significant improvement in arthritis on a par with allopathy treatment with the added advantage of lesser side effects. According to Ayurveda, arthritis is due to the imbalance of Vata. The Vata balancing herbs and therapies are time tested and are free from side effects.