Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum is an infective skin disease characterized by small, usually multiple umbilicated cystic lesions which appears like a pearl, caused by a pox virus. It is transmitted readily by contact, hence the name ‘Contagiosum’. This disease is commonly seen in children and young adults.

We get good results in the treatment of Molluscum if patients are treated on holistic principles of homoeopathy.

Total cases of Molluscum contagiosum – 21

Status

No. of cases

Percentage

Cured

9

42.86%

Improved (Regressed)

2

9.52%

Status Quo (Remained as such)

1

4.76%

Not Improved (Increased)

9

42.86%

Total

21

100.00%

Warts

Warts are small, usually multiple, firm, irregular, rough, cauliflower-like growth anywhere on skin resulting from hypertrophy of skin papillae caused by Human Papilloma Virus. It may be flat, pedunculated or sessile.

Homoeopathic treatment with constitutional medicine annihilates the lesion without leaving any footprint of disease and chances of recurrence are nil or minimal which is very common in surgical removal or cauterization.

A clinical study conducted at GCCHR have shown encouraging results as follows:

Total cases of Warts – 38

Status No. of cases Percentage
Cured

18

47.37%

Improved (Regressed)

3

7.90%

Status Quo (Remained as such)

2

5.26%

Not Improved (Increased)

15

39.47%

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune, non-contagious, inflammatory difficult to cure disease of skin of unknown cause with tendency to recur, characterised by well-defined erythematous plaques with silvery scales.

It could be caused due to various stress factors like sudden shock (death of loved ones, accident, betrayal, disappointment in love, financial loss, failure in business, examination or promotion) or prolonged psychological stress (separation/divorce, loss of property, discord in relation, frequent quarrels, suppression of emotions, problems, pre-marital or marital adjustment problems, frequent anger, court litigations, property dispute, anxieties regarding children, business, health, fear of disease especially cancer).

Application of Steroidal/Non-steroidal ointments and lotions gives temporary relief but causes suppression/palliation of symptoms while it can be cured by Homoeopathy. Homoeopathic drugs are prescribed taking into consideration causation, mental and physical symptoms of a person i.e. on holistic basis.

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A clinical study conducted at GCCHR have shown encouraging results as follows:

Total cases of Psoriasis – 270 (till 30th April 2016)

Status No. of cases Percentage
Best Improving 77 28.52%
Improving 121 44.81%
Status Quo 26 9.63%
Not Improving 46 17.04%

 

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

9

5 4

6

37.50%

20.83% 16.67%

25.00%

Vitiligo or Leucoderma

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 %