Vitiligo or Leucoderma is depigmentation of skin due to impaired function of Melanocytes which produce “Melanin”, the pigment responsible for colour of skin. The exact cause of Vitiligo is still obscure but researches indicates that it could be due to auto immune disorder. It is an absolutely harmless disease except for its cosmetic implication and social stigma.
Homoeopathy believes that various Psychological factors such as Mental shock, Disappointment, Business failures, Death in family, Ambition loss, various dreams, Fears and delusions can affect immune system. Certain Antibodies are produced which targets Melanocytes and hence impair production of Melanin resulting in depigmentation (White Patches). Homoeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of totality of symptoms in which “Person in disease”, not “disease in Person” is considered for selection of remedy. No external ointment etc. is advised during homeopathic treatment. There were number of diet restrictions in the past but now a day, no such restrictions are imposed to patients as there is no scientific basis of such restrictions.
The result of a clinical study conducted at GCCHR from 1995 till date is encouraging which is mention here below:
Total no. of cases of Vitiligo till April 2016 = 817
|Status||Best Improving||Improving||SQ||Not Improved|
|Total no. of cases||94||303||305||115|
|Percentage (%)||11.50 %||37.09 %||37.33 %||14.08 %|