New Delhi: Many people certify that homeopathy can work wonders in cases of skin related viral diseases. A case study recently published in the research journal of AYUHOM i.e. North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy, Shillong reveals this. The case study was written by Sangeeta Saha, Reader, Department of Medicine and Mahakas Mandal, Post Graduate Trainee, Department of Practice of Medicine, Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital as well as Kaushilya Bharati, Post Graduate Trainee, National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata Have done
Homeopathy treatment of patients suffering from five different skin diseases has yielded remarkable results, which fosters confidence in the positive effects of homeopathic medicine on such skin diseases.
There are many types of skin diseases, which are a frequent health problem not only in India, but globally in people of all ages. Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease have shown that skin disease is the fourth leading cause of non-fatal disease burden worldwide. Experts associated with homeopathy treatments point out that homeopathic treatments for common viral skin diseases can be decisive in providing affordable and effective solutions to a large number of people.
The case was studied on five patients suffering from wart, herpes zoster and molluscan contagiosum. Skin warts are tumors caused by infection with keratinocytes. Herpes zoster is produced due to the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus. On the other hand, molluscan contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by variants related to the pox virus, and is common with children worldwide, especially in warm climates. It is known that homeopathy treats the patient, not the disease. Thus, in these cases, following the principles of homeopathy, skin diseases were treated through internal medicine. And, the results are very encouraging.
After applying the indicated drugs at different stages according to the guidelines of the Organon of Medicine and according to the individual sensitivities of each patient, it is revealed that the drugs were not only able to efficiently remove or dislodge the skin lesion, But was also able to provide relief from the patient’s associated symptoms. Not only this, none of the patients complained about any adverse effects during the course of treatment.
The case studies can be considered as a pilot project. In the next phase, controlled trials with large sample sizes can be taken to produce conclusive evidence on the healing power of homeopathy for viral skin diseases.