Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is non-infectious, non-contagious autoimmune disease characterized by purple colored papular cutaneous lesions anywhere on the body. It may also affect the oral and ano-genital mucous membranes. Oral lichen planus has little risk of malignant transformation.

Exact cause of the disease is still unknown. According to Homoeopathic classification of diseases Lichen Planus comes under psycho-somatic category. Homoeopathic philosophy believes that certain emotional factors like mental trauma, grief, mortification, financial loss, disappointment etc. can trigger the immune system of the patient to produce antibodies against the person’s tissue itself.

We have obtained encouraging results, in the treatment of Lichen Planus by prescribing medicines according to the underlying causative factors on individualistic basis and not merely on disease symtpoms.

A short clinical study on Lichen Planus conducted at Gaurang clinic and Centre for Homoeopathic Research, Lucknow showed following results:

Total number of patients – 24

Best Improved

Improved Status Quo

Not Improved


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