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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 202-205

Efficacy of short-term naturopathy and yoga interventions on palmoplantar psoriasis

Department of Naturopathy, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Y Rosy Ayda
Department of Naturopathy, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Arumbakkam, Chennai - 600 106, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_59_18

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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease, associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular, metabolic, and renal disease, and patients may experience significant impairment of health-related quality of life even with localized disease. According to a study conducted on 3065 patients, plantar lesions were seen in 91.9% of patients and palmar lesions in 55.6% of patients. Our patient is a 47-year-old married man, with a history of erythema, scaling, itching pain often associated with bleeding on the affected area of both palms and soles since 6 months. After obtaining informed consent, he was admitted to our inpatient Department of Government Yoga and Naturopathy Hospital. Since naturopathic interventions aimed to put right the lifestyle improvement, he underwent treatments such as neutral enema, mud therapy, diet therapy, acupuncture, and yoga therapy at our inpatient department (IPD). Considering the basic principle of naturopathy, i.e., accumulation of morbid matter, one of the main causes of disease has been taken into an account for planning the line of treatment. Pre-blood investigations include resting blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, fasting blood glucose level, and serum cholesterol level. The patient was asked to fill the Psoriatic Area and Severity Index (PASI) was used as a tool to measure the severity of the lesions and the area affected. Pre- and post-assessments were done using PASI. Immediately after 2 days of intervention, the pain and the itching in the affected area was subsided, and after 15 days of intervention, our patient was provided with exclusive juice diet with 6 servings per day. After 20 days of intervention, the PASI Scoring was reduced from 8.8 to 2. A 20-day naturopathic intervention has shown clinically significant change in the severity of psoriatic lesions in our case.

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