Study Type: Member Story
Patient Sex: Male
Patient Ethnicity: White
Patient Age: 48
Published Date: 29/09/2019
Therapies: Ayurveda, Yoga, Diet Therapy, Panchakarma
I've suffered from psoriasis at varying seriousness since the age of about 10. I'm now in my late 40s. In this period, I've tried steroids, dithranol, UV light, homeopathy, hypnosis, acupuncture, and Chinese medicine, with diverse and generally limited success. Dithranol was very effective for short periods but quite cluttered and difficult to use. Back in January 2014, I had been experiencing a significant flare-up that even a brief course of powerful steroids was not able to offer relief from.
It was all over my body. My wife did some searching on google and came across the site of Dr. Joshi's clinic in Rajkot. Dr. Joshi agreed to take me on as a patient and I finished a 15-day course of therapy at the start of February 2014. The therapy involved everyday Ayurvedic massage, adherence to a strict diet, relaxation, and meditation. At the conclusion of the treatment, the majority of patches of psoriasis had gone and a week later, I was totally obvious. Since returning to the UK, I've kept to a vegetarian diet and continued to use the ayurvedic teas provided by Dr. Joshi. My skin stays clear and I feel great, physically, and emotionally.
Dr. Joshi and his staff have helped me through a crisis with my skin and their treatment was extremely effective. As anyone who lives with psoriasis understands, it's a really cruel illness to live with and western medicine has as yet failed to get a satisfactory method of controlling it without serious adverse side effects. The Ayurvedic treatment applied by Dr. Joshi seems to be somewhat effective for sufferers of psoriasis and beneficial to general well-being.