Vitiligo or Leucoderma is depigmentation of skin due to impaired function of melanocytes which produce “Melanin”, the pigment responsible for color of skin. The exact cause of Vitiligo is still obscure but researches indicate that it could be due to autoimmune 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 the immune system by disturbing the mind and brain. Certain antibodies are produced which target melanocytes and hence impair production of Melanin pigment resulting in depigmentation (white patches).
Homoeopathic medicines are selected on the basis of totality of symptoms in which “person in disease”, not the “disease in person” is considered for selection of remedy. No external application of ointments/lotions/creams is advised by us because the disease too is not external but deep rooted. Similarly, a number of dietary restrictions are mistakenly imposed but not by us as there is no scientific basis, research or experience to support them.
The result of a clinical study conducted at GCCHR from 1995 till April 2016 is encouraging which is mention below:
Total cases of Vitiligo – 817
|Status||Best Improved||Improved||Status Quo||Not Improved|
|Total no. of cases||94||303||305||115|
|Percentage (%)||11.50 %||37.09 %||37.33 %||14.08 %|