Triggers of Psoriasis according to Ayurveda
- consuming opposite
- foods controlling natural urges like vomiting, urination, bowel emptying
The main triggers of skin disease according to ayurveda are, Using of opposite quality of foods at the same time, That is using Yogurt with Milk or Fish with Milk or ACHAR (Pickle) with Milk or Honey with Ghee (Butter). These are opposite foods and if taken together, they produce slow poisons in our body
we have seen people taking fish preparations and cheese preparations along with alcohol, this is a deadly combination and can easily lead to skin diseases because fish and milk products like cheese are contraindicated.
- Using cold drinks and cold water when you are in stress or after having hard physical work is just like an injury to skin and it is a proven fact that injury to skin triggers psoriasis (koebners sign).
Taking heavy meals in short durations without getting earlier meals properly digested. This also produces slow poisons which gets released in the blood.
Having sex within one hour of taking meals because one hour is minimum required time for our body to secrete the juices to digest the meal. If our attention is diverted towards sex then these juices are produced in less quantity in that case the undigested food will get converted into slow poisons.
Normal Sleeping mode takes our body into hibernation. Any sleep session during day time in addition to night time may cut the time available to our system to cleanze our body. therefore Ayurveda Texts strongly recomend to avoid any additional day time sleep except in very hot summer season.
Stopping the natural Vegas (waste disposal system of our body). Stool, Urine and Semen are natural Vegas, which should not be stoped. If we are having constipation then part of the toxins present in stool
gets reabsorbed in the form of slow poisons into our blood system and they come out through our skin in the form of skin diseases including Psoriasis.
Taking heavy meals in breakfast, lunch and dinner on a single day makes it difficult to digest and produces toxins in the body.
THERE ARE three pillars are according ayurveda which support our body system are :
- AAHAR (FOOD)
- NIDRA (SLEEP)
- BRAMCHARAYA (SEX)
A person who is taking proper food, having good sleep at night and indulging in good sex practices is less likely to be affected by Psoriasis, even though he might be having a family history of Psoriasis.
It is a very simple theory, If a person is bitten by a poisonous insect, itching and rashes appear on the entire body. Our natural body system is throwing out that poison of insect out of our body through our skin. Similarly the slow poisons produced by above mentioned deeds are also thrown out through the skin and this takes the form what we call PSORIASIS.
Very Common Triggers
Psoriasis can be provoked or exacerbated by a variety of different environmental factors, particularly infections and drugs. Strong evidence exists for the induction of guttate psoriasis by a preceding tonsillar Streptococcus pyogenes infection, whereas disease exacerbation has been linked with skin and/or gut colonization by Staphylococcus aureus, Malassezia, and Candida albicans. The role, if any, of viruses (papillomaviruses, HIV, and endogenous retroviruses) present in lesional skin is at present unknown. The use of various drugs, such as lithium, beta-blockers, antimalarial agents, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, has also been associated with induction or worsening of disease in psoriatic patients.
Psoriasis can appear in areas of the skin that have been injured or traumatized. This is called the Koebner [KEB-ner] phenomenon. Vaccinations, sunburns and scratches can all trigger a Koebner response. The Koebner phenomenon can be treated if it is caught early enough.
Such weather can dry out your skin which makes the chances of having a flare-up worse. In contrast, hot, sunny weather appears to help control the symptoms of psoriasis in most people.
Certain drugs, such as lothium (a common treatment for bipolar disorder), drugs for malaria, and some beta-blockers (used to treathigh blood pressure, heart disease, and some heart arrhythmias), can cause flare-ups of psoriasis symptoms.